ending 3rd November 2021 12:05:00 GMT/BST

Charity Art Auction for Marie Curie

  Lot 11


Moira Purver SWA "Sitting Pretty", bronze, edition 6/15, with certificate of authenticity, 9cm by 13cm by 7cm

Though coming back to it later in life, Purver has developed a real passion for sculpture which has transformed her life since she established her studio in Dorset in 2008. Purver loves the new challenges and excitement she experiences as she learns new skills and her work develops. She is a figurative sculptor and works largely from life to capture the essence of the warmth and vitality and movement in the human form. Although a large part of her work involves portraying the softness of the female form, she has also completed several male sculptures using stronger muscle tone and texture. Purver received an award for her sculpture Male Torso at the Society of Women Artists exhibition in 2010 and her life-size Self-Contained Man was part of the Royal West of England Academy open exhibition in 2014. She has always loved music and dance and has enjoyed working with specific dance forms in the Argentine Tango, Flamenco and Ballet, as well as experimenting with expressing other forms of movement and observing the impact on the body. She was thrilled to be asked to work with the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain to create a sculpture for an award celebrating and commemorating the life of its founder and director Jill Tookey CBE. She has exhibited annually with the Society of Women Artists in London since 2009 (and was elected a full member in 2014). Purver has also exhibited there as part of Art Liberating Lives (2009), the Royal Society of British Artists (2014, 2015) and the David Shepherd Wild Life Artist of the Year 2015.


Sold for £950
Estimated at £1,000 - £2,000


Auction: Charity Art Auction for Marie Curie, ending 3rd November 2021

Timed Charity Auction for Marie Curie – raising funds for Marie Curie Nurses on the front line.

Lots start closing at 12 noon on 3rd November.

Marie Curie is delighted to present a selection of modern and contemporary artworks that have been donated by 30 leading artists and sculptors. Highlights include beautiful works of art by Ken Howard, Tania Still, Sir Billy Connolly, Barbara Rae, Darren Baker and many more. With bidding starting at £60, this sale offers opportunities for new and seasoned collectors alike.

The UK’s leading end of life charity, Marie Curie is here to support everyone in the UK through all aspects of dying, death and bereavement – and to fight for a society where everyone gets to have the best experience possible at the end of their lives. We support the NHS by providing frontline care. We provide vital bereavement support for family and friends. And we help the nation prepare for death, to help makes things better at the end.

Life may be beginning to start up again, but our Marie Curie Nurses and Hospices have been there through it all, day and night, supporting people reaching the end of their lives. Right now, more people need us than ever before. Your support will help ensure we can continue to provide essential care at this unprecedented time of need. www.mariecurie.org.uk

Please view the auction and bid for your chance to win a beautiful work of art while supporting Marie Curie Nurses.

Marie Curie Charity number: 207994 (England & Wales), SC038731 (Scotland).

For all enquiries relating to this sale, please contact Marie Curie directly: ilona.beiboer@mariecurie.org.uk / 07545 593895

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