Back in October 2017 I wrote about entering the Surrey Countryside Watercolour competition, inspired by the Deepdene Trail. Well I won the Surrey Arts Prize! This was one of two prizes awarded and I have won free membership to Surrey Arts and free entry to their Open Studios in 2019.
As this is a blog about my artistic journey I think its worth noting some of the highlights I enjoyed with this competition.
The prize giving was held at the Bourneside Gallery in Dorking, where the pictures will be displayed for most of February 2018. I took my Mother who has followed my art with interest for some time. I also sold my picture at the prize giving, which was a bonus!
The Judges comments were very encouraging:
“Very beautifully observed and realised. Very good use of tones. Good use of blues and green. Very nice mix of formal and informal. There is a sense of a narrative going on – ‘where do the steps lead to?’ Makes us want to go and visit.”