Some 26 oil paintings by the late Frank Wright (1928-2016) are included in the Hansons Auctioneers Antiques and Collectors Sale at Bishton Hall in Staffordshire on January 12.
They feature a mix of peaceful countryside views, agricultural scenes, horses, farm animals, woods, meandering rivers and a study of life.
Frank was born in Bulwell but spent most of his life in Mansfield working as a mine surveyor and planning engineer.
However, his creative talents always shone, according to Hansons appraiser Faye Dodsley, who cataloged his collection at auction.
She said: “Frank’s keen eye for detail enhanced his artistic skills which enabled him to produce a multitude of beautiful drawings and oil paintings over many years.
“He was inspired by the countryside on his doorstep and created a wide range of compositions featuring rural scenes from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
“According to his wife Kathleen, his paintings touched many hearts as they showcased the beauty of rivers and valleys that many people knew.
“At the age of 50 Frank bought his own art gallery and framing business and in 1988 due to the success of his work he became a full time artist.
“He received great acclaim and many of his paintings are held in private collections around the world.
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“Sadly Frank passed away aged 88 in 2016 and Kathleen has finally decided to part ways with her private collection of Frank’s work ahead of a move.
“She thinks it’s a shame to have pieces he loved in his studio when people could appreciate and cherish them at home.
“There are a number of agricultural compositions and landscapes that would look great in any setting.
“Kathleen’s favorite paintings are of ducks and horses.”
The paintings are expected to fetch over £4,000
To view these and the catalog for the entire auction visit www.hansonslive.co.uk or www.the-saleroom.com.