Mary Moser Painting: $1,300
Liz Lockyer visited the Royal National Lifeboat Institution charity in 2013 that was in her hometown of Teignmouth. A special painting of flowers in a gold frame immediately caught her eye. Being an artist herself, she thought it would be ideal for her own work.
She spent $6.50 for it and when she got home she found out it was special. It was a Mary Moser, one of the two female founders of the Royal Academy of Arts. “There was a definite risk I was going to rip out the painting and keep the frame,” Lockyer said.