The 2022 MAHHC Charity Art Auction Event

About the live auction

Join us for an artful evening.

Live auction featuring Bill Smith, Auctioneer.

What: The 2022 Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) Art Auction Event featuring work from The Deborah K. Ellis Fine Art Collection. This collection was given to MAHHC by Sarwar Kashmeri, surviving spouse of Deborah K. Ellis, in gratitude for the care she received at MAHHC. Proceeds from this event will help support health and wellness programs and clinical services at MAHHC.

When: Saturday, October 15

No RSVP required.

2:00 to 5:00 pm Preview

5:00 pm Auction


Reading Town Hall
799 Rte. 106
Reading, VT 05062

About Deborah K. Ellis

Deborah Ellis watercolor portrait

Deborah K. Ellis was a prolific watercolor artist whose primary source of inspiration was the natural world around her. She was particularly fascinated with plants and flowers – their colors, patterns, shape, texture, and their ever-changing forms. Much of her inspiration came from her 5 sheep and a donkey, who shared her Ellis family farm in Reading VT, where she spent more than 70 happy years.

She felt that painting natural objects presented her with a unique perspective of the world around her and provided a different vantage point to notice aspects of her environment that might otherwise have gone unobserved. This way of looking at her subjects was a driving force in her artistic approach and methodology.

As an intuitive painter, she let her response to her surroundings guide her paintbrush in the creation of her unique watercolors.

About the art

The Deborah K. Ellis Fine Art Collection features original paintings of the vibrant work Deborah created for her Floral and Garden, Vineyard, Wine and Cheese, Sporting and Country Farm special collections.

Actual sizes of art may differ. Reproduction and/or distribution of artwork is prohibited.

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