Monday, 30 December 2013
Otter landscape was a bargain
The River Otter is always a popular subject for artists and the view of Otter Head is a favourite.
Mark Gibbons is a professional painter who specialises in West Country moorland and coastal landscapes. His 1980 watercolour of the River Otter at Budleigh Salterton was one of the recent lots at Piers Motley Auctions in Exmouth.
Just over two years ago the artist and his wife Angela featured as contestants in the ITV programme ‘May the Best House Win.’ The subsequent media coverage led to increased interest in his paintings, which were reported as selling for around £500 each.
And the above painting...? A snip at £50 at the Bicton Street sale on 9 December. Auctioneer Piers Motley said that the winning bid was what he would have expected.