10th November

Family artwork raises over £5000 for LOROS


Gildings Auctioneers were commissioned by the Bizley family to sell 40 paintings by the late Roy Bizley to raise vital funds for LOROS.

 Highlights included two untitled abstract paintings dating from the early 1980s, from Bizley’s ‘Terrace’ series of paintings, which dramatically depict the changing seasons in the artist’s Oadby garden. These sold for £420 and £400, doubling estimates of £150 - £200.

Another standout lot was Abstract Landscape, which was painted in 1996 and sold against the same estimate for £360. Equally striking abstract paintings of the glacial Icelandic landscapes that became Bizley’s trademark following several trips there also performed well on the day.

“It was a pleasure to sell these paintings spanning works of art from the 1950s to the 1990s on behalf of the Bizley family,” comments Gildings' director and 20th century art specialist, Will Gilding.

As LOROS is a cause close to the hearts of so many people in our area, we were happy to waive our usual fees to help support the charity in their vital work.”

LOROS Supporter Engagement Co-ordinator Bruce Smith comments: “We are very grateful to Gildings for working with the Bizley family to auction these fantastic works of art in memory of Roy. By waiving their auction fees it ensured every penny raised could directly come to the Hospice and fund patient care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

A huge thank you to Steve & the Bizley family for their incredible support in raising £5894.20."

LOROS, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QE
Fundraising Regulator