United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust – Auction

I am feeling so blessed! 2020 has been such a ravaged year on many levels, yet lovely things also keep happening to me.


I’ve just heard that two of my Antarctic paintings, “Melting Icecaps” and “Untameable”  will be going up for auction next year to raise funds for United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust.  The Trust exists to care for and conserve buildings and artefacts in Antarctica so that they might be enjoyed and learned from by current and future generation.

Melting Icecaps

Both  artworks were inspired by my husband’s epic photographic visit to the Antarctic 10 years ago when he photographed from dawn until dusk most days on the trip. The UKAHT operates Port Lockroy, the site of an old British base, which has been restored and is open during the summer months as a living museum.

My husband has a photo of the Post office in Port Lockroy,  affectionately known as the Penguin Post Office. Around 70, 000 cards are posted each year to over 100 countries.

Port Lockroy (photo: Derek Linney)

Along with the rest of the world, the Antarctic is warming up. The polar ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at a rate six times faster than that observed less than 30 years ago.

So good to be making a contribution, albeit small.

Marguerite Bay (photo: Derek Linney)