Marblehead Festival of Arts – 2023 Festival of Cod & Whales
Auction Ends: Jul 4, 2023 08:00 PM EDT


A Relaxing Morning Watching a Swan By Peggy A. Farrell

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Estimated Value
$250 USD
$220 USD to dshoreman

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to Marblehead Festival of Arts (tax ID 04-6130256) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
16  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"A Relaxing Morning Watching a Swan" by Peggy A. Farrell

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 19" x 8"

Artist Statement:

I have loved painting the Cods for the Festival of the Arts. Last year I was recovering from a fall, and could not do a cod. It was the first one I missed, so I was really looking forward to doing one in 2023, The painting is called "A Relaxing Morning Watching a Swan". The scene is loosely based on a photograph I took looking across Beacon Street.

Artist Biography:

After early retirement I decided to start a new career taking art lessons from Mary Field. My friend introduced me to Bob Sinclair, an accomplished photographer, who re-animated my interest in photography. After taking lessons from Bob, I quickly learned that it was a lot easier to carry a camera and a tripod than an easel, chair, paints, and canvas. Bob introduced me to the world of thirds and composition, how to "create" a scene as opposed to just taking a photograph. Now the main body of my work is landscape photography. I have exhibited in many North Shore and New Hampshire art shows and have been the winner of several awards. I am a member of the Swampscott Arts, Marblehead Festival of the Arts, photographer member of the Marblehead Arts Association, and Little Harbor Art Gallery and Studios.

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Hosting Business: "A Relaxing Morning Watching a Swan" is on display on display at Surroundings, 24 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA

Item Special Note

Pick-up of purchased cods will be July 9 from 12-3, July 10 from 3-6, and July 11 from 3-6 at Sagan Harborside Sothebys 1 Essex St, Marblehead. The winning bidder will receive a notification email with information on pick-up time and location.

If winning bidder requires shipping, winner's credit card will be charged a separate $24.95 fee to cover USPS ground and handling. Shipping is available within the U.S. only and must be requested within 7 days after receipt of the notification email.

If winning bidder has not picked up their cod (or arranged shipping) within 30 days after the close of the auction, it will become the property of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.