Break The Silence are delighted to announce the auction of a Highland Cow painting by Elaine Johnston. Elaine very generously donated the painting to Break The Silence at the official opening ceremony of the JohnstonART Gallery located in the very beautiful Burns Tower in Mauchline with the painting professionally framed by Gallery 2 Kilmarnock to support Break The Silence and the auction.


The painting was very much admired by Provost Jim Todd who viewed it recently at the official opening of our new College Wynd Premises when he also had the opportunity to meet Artist, Elaine Johnston.

About Elaine …

Elaine Johnston graduated with honours from Glasgow School of Art in 1997, with a further BA degree from the Royal Academy of Art and Drama in 2004. During her ongoing career, she has specialised in both design and fine art. In these particular areas Elaine has worked with the Department of Trade and Industry, the British Embassy and the Royal Family of Monaco to name but a few. Articles can be found in various publications ranging from The Dubai News, to closer to home, the Glasgow Herald and the Caledonia magazine. Amongst the various awards she has obtained are The Young Achiever’s Award for Scotland presented by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace and the Design for Diplomat’s, presented by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair at Downing Street. In 2005, this accomplished artist relocated to the village of Sorn, Ayrshire, in order to combine both family and work commitments in a rural environment. Elaine has continued to concentrate in oil paintings for both the private and public sector, as well as galleries throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.

Details of Auction …

The painting (pictured above) features a highland cow painted on a white canvas. The painting size is approx. 89cms x 69cms, approx framed size 103cms x 83cms. It was painted by Elaine Johnston and is signed accordingly. The retail price of an original painting by Elaine of this size is c£1000+ (visit JohnstonART Gallery for other original painting prices), therefore this painting is offered with a confidential reserve. Please read our terms of auction in full as by submitting a bid you are agreeing to these terms .

To place your bid for the painting, please use the Bidding Form below, ensuring you provide all the necessary details. Please detail your bid amount in WORDS, eg. “One thousand pounds”. To bid you must be aged 18 years old and above. NB. The auction is for the oil painting only and not for the rights to use the image contained in the painting – these remain the property of Elaine Johnston of JohnstonART in partnership with Break The Silence.

All on-line bids will be received by a dedicated email address with messages remaining un-opened until after the auction closing date and time. The auction will run with bids accepted until 12noon on Friday 15th December 2017. At close of auction where there is more than one bid at the same highest value, the bid submitted earliest in terms of bid submission time and date will be deemed the winning bidder.

The Winner will be notified w/c Monday 18th December 2017, so this could be the perfect gift for someone special this Christmas.

Employees of Break The Silence cannot bid in this auction.

Good Luck and please be generous – it’s for a great cause and it’s a fabulous painting!