Sketches and paintings

BHUTAN WATERCOLOURS FOR SALE

ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE BHUTAN SOCIETY TRUST FUND

Michael Blooman - Bhutan Society member, artist, explorer and plantsman - has generously offered to sell some of his paintings from Bhutan in aid of the Bhutan Society Trust Fund. Michael, who trained at the Royal College of Art, painted a series of watercolours in Bhutan from 1991 to 1995 on five visits and treks. Five of these are now available for sale, framed. He is donating all the proceeds to the Trust Fund.

The watercolours are

Taktsang Lhakhang - 'The Tiger's Lair'

July 1991; Image 35cm x 28cm; Framed 55cm x 47cm; Sketched in situ. Price £550 ono

A girl from Laya above Gaza Dzong

April 1992; Image 35cm x 28cm; Framed 55cm x 47cm; Sketched on watercolour paper in situ and completed later. Price £550 ono

Punakha Dzong

April 1992; Image 36cm x 28cm; Framed 55cm x 47cm; Sketched in situ. Price £450 ono

Lobusawa village near Wangdi Phodrang

March 1995; Image 41cm x 32cm; Framed 57cm x 47cm; Sketched in situ. Price £350 ono

Girl with hoe from Radi

April 1995; Image 32cm x 30cm; Framed 57cm x 47cm; Sketched in pencil on watercolour paper in situ and the painting completed later. This painting featured in the Royal Horticultural Society Rhododendron and Magnolia Year Book 2011 in Michael Blooman's article 'A brush with Bhutan'; a copy of this article will be supplied with the watercolour. Price £650 ono

Members wishing to purchase one of the watercolours or to make further enquiries should contact Michael via his website (www.michaelblooman.co.uk) or by e-mail to michaelblooman874@gmail.com

The Trustees are very grateful for Michael's support and will be able to use funds raised on current projects relating to disabled and disadvantaged groups in Bhutan. Members will recall that the Trust Fund recently financed the cost of shipping equipment for use by disabled in Bhutan. The Trustees vet and monitor their grants carefully, ensuring they know how funds are used.