Wednesday, 26 February 2014

New Artist of the Year 2014 - Thank you for your support

My smile couldn't be bigger!

My friend Diane accompanied me to the preview. A proud moment for both of us. I used to work with her in my early graphic design days in London so it was very special for her to be there.

Peter won the public vote. A worthy winner. His painting really stood out.

Preview Night at the Mall Galleries 7th January 2014

I was beside myself with excitement to have been selected for this competition organised by the Art and Illustrators Magazine. We artists work very hard year after year trying to improve our skills, and it is so uplifting and encouraging to be awarded this sort of accolade. The news came at the end of a long year of preparing for a solo exhibition. For those of you who have painted for extended periods of time, you will understand those moments of self doubt and moments where the ideas just don't come together. When fresh pairs of eyes look at your work and say "YES - thats the one" then you know you are still on the right page.

I would like to thank all of you who have supported me and who voted for my "hen painting".  I feel very fortunate to do what I love and I am certainly endeavouring to push my boundaries in the future.

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