Yesterday was the prize ceremony of the Bath Prize show in Bath and I'm terribly excited to announce I have won the Plein Air Prize!!!! It was such an honour as it has been won by talented painters such as Adebanji Alade and David Pilgrim the previous years. There was a tough competition with beautiful work from very different styles. The prize I won is a week holiday painting in Porthleven, Cornwall in May next year with two other painters. Fantastic!
Here is my selection of paintings for the show. I entered 6 paintings in total:
Sun between the clouds, Queen Square, Bath 10"x12" oil on board
George Street - Friday evening in August 12"x20" oil on board
Laura Place in wet July 10"x8" oil on board
Sydney Gardens bridge on a summer afternoon 10"x12" oil on board
Number 1, The Circus, Bath 10"x8" oil on board
Time Out Café at the Guildhall, Bath, in the afternoon 12"x10" oil on board
The room was packed with artists on the prize night:
That is me below posing in front of my paintings and I can't erase the smile off my face as I'm holding the prize envelope:
|five of my paintings together|
Talented painters Andrew Taylor and Bob Child - who I did the show with in June - were also present for the evening and had great work on show:
I was very pleased to meet the talented painter Wayne Attwood who received a well deserved "highly commended" mention for his work and even managed to sell one of his painting before the show even started. That surely must be the fastest seller of paintings in the West...
An other grinning girl in front of her painting:
And below - this is the moment I received the prize. I didn't get the chance to actually climb on the podium as it seems there was only room for one person, although it was tempting to do so and would give a nice reminder of those great Olympic games moments we had in the summer, I would just need to find my own hands sign like Usain Bolt or Mo Farrah :-)
Click here to go on the official Bath Prize website for more info. All my paintings are for sale at the show. The exhibition will run until the 29th of September so make sure you have a look in the next few days if you are around. The exhibition centre is at 34 Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1QG, just opposite the exit of the Roman Baths.