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James William Bessey (1920 -2010)
James William Bessey was a Canadian artist who, at the age of 52, resigned an executive position to set up an art studio. Finding he was allergic to oil paint, his work was completed with water colour. "My basis philosophy to art and feeling things in nature is: hug a tree, smell a flower (and) listen to a brook." He and his wife resided in Stouffville, Ontario.
Offset Lithograph , signed in plate
Good condition and framing - needs new matt
Framed 15h x 18w Unframed 10h x 14w
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The pieces offered in this auction were assessed under field conditions, and were not taken out of frames for inspection. Therefore, medium, support and any damage may be different than noted in the individual item description.
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Newfoundland and Labrador
SPCA thanks everyone who participated in our Art Auction. Successful bidders will be contacted on Monday, March 20 to arrange pick- up of their art on Tuesday, March 21.
All art is located at Thrift Store West,1062 Topsail Rd. PLEASE COME IN TO THE STORE AND FOLLOW THE SIGNS FOR PICK UP. The Thrift Store will be open for business, so feel free to take a look around!
The SPCA St. John's is an adoption-focused agency helping homeless cats and dogs find happy beginnings. We also work to encourage and assist with spaying and neutering across the Avalon Peninsula, helping make animal homelessness a thing of the past.
All the work we do is based upon the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, which states that an animal's primary welfare needs can be met if five basic freedoms are followed; 1) Freedom from hunger and thirst, 2) Freedom from discomfort, 3) Freedom from pain, injury, or disease, 4) Freedom to express normal behaviour, 5) Freedom from fear and distress.
Our vision is communities where companion animals thrive with respect, love and wellbeing. The SPCA St. John's provides leadership, education and a consistent voice on matters that promote and improve the welfare of animals. We care for and shelter companion animals in need, prevent cruelty and encourage responsible pet ownership.
The funds raised through this auction will enable us to provide the necessary medical care for our shelter animals. All animals in our care receive a veterinary health check, are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, flea & worm treated, microchipped, and all cats are FIV/FELV tested. Some animals entering our care also require extensive dental surgeries, medications and testing for skin and food allergies, along with emergency veterinary care. These funds will also assist with these unexpected costs.