Award Winners 2017

Derwent Award - Felicity House PS 'Lemon Tree'

 Alfred Teddy Smith & Zsuzsi Roboz £5000 Award - Steven King 'The Co-Pilot'

Pastel Society Young Artist Award - Sofia Welch 'Lacrimosa' 

PS Catalogue Award (First Prize) - Steven King 'The Co-Pilot' 

PS Catalogue Award (Second Prize) - Robert Strange 'Squashed Dice' 

Jackson's Art Supplies Award - Elizabeth Nast 'Disused Workshop'

Annie Longley Award - Michelle Lucking 'Burst into Flame'

Henri Roché Award - Melodie Cook 'Samuel Froggatt with Peonies' 

Faber-Castell/West Design Product Prize - Kevin Line 'Bowed to the Wheel' 

The Artist Magazine Award - David Brammeld RBA '(three treescapes)' 

Schmincke Award - Tony Allain PS 'Cape Cod' 

Buzzacott Award - Libby January PS 'Music & Silence' 

Unison Colour Product Prize - Jennifer Thorpe 'Luminosity' 

Unison Colour £500 Young Artist Award - Rachel Solani 'Mvulana (Boy)' 

Caran d'Ache Award - Jenny Halstead PS 'Banana Bunch' 

Artists & Illustrators Award - Tony Allain PS 'Cadgwith Cove' 

Frank Herring & Sons Award - Jaana Fowler 'Blue Bottle' 

Contemporary Arts Trust £1,000 Award - Dominic McIvor 'Brick Study' 

The 2017 Award Winning Images Gallery can be viewed under Exhibitions 2017.

2017 Award Winners.

Felicity House

Felicity House (Left) - Winner of the Derwent Sponsor's Award

Sofia Welsh

Sofia Welsh - Winner of the Pastel Society Young Artist Award

Robert Strange

Robert Strange - Winner of the Pastel Society Catalogue Award (Second Prize)

Elizabeth Nast

Elizabeth Nast - Winner of the Jackson's Art Materials Award

Michelle Lucking

Michelle Lucking - Winner of the Annie Longley Award

Melodie Cook

Melodie Cook - Winner of the Henri Roché Award

Kevin Line

Kevin Line - Winner of the Faber Castell/West Design Award

David Brammeld

David Brammeld - Winner of The Artist Magazine Award

Tony Allain

Tony Allain - Winner of the Schmincke Award

Jennifer Thorpe

Jennifer Thorpe - Winner of Unison Colour Product Award

Rachel Solani

Rachel Solani - Winner of the Unison Colour Young Artist Award

Jenny Halstead

Jenny Halstead - Winner of the Caran d'Ache Award

Tony Allain 2

Tony Allain - Winner of the Artists & Illustrators Award

Jaana Fowler

Jaana Fowler - Winner of the Frank Herring & Sons Award

 

Featured Artist

Averil Gilkes
Gwithian 1 Cornwall

 ' Gwithian 1 - Cornwall  '
by
Averil Gilkes

Averil Gilkes PS

Biographical Details:

1942 Born on 15 June in Manchester, Lancashire.
1960–63 Obtained a Diploma in Education at Bristol University and St Mary’s College, Cheltenham.
1964 -87 Career as a Teacher.
1987-2000 Adult Education Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
1992- Third-Age Project Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
2005- Elected a Member of the Pastel Society.

Artist’s Statement

Painting for Averil is about developing his feelings and thoughts about a subject – drawing out the essence and building the intensity and at times allowing the painting to almost move on its own.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Method of Working:

Averil always makes multiple sketches on site in fineliner pen, supplemented with pastel and colour notes. She will also rely on her memory and her ‘feel’ about a subject, so that the work becomes an instinctive and emotional response. The main body of work is in acrylic paint (using palette knife and a range of brushes from 4 inch wide to a rigger) and pastels, using Unison pastels for broad marks, conte sticks and pencils for fine marks and restructuring. A robust mountboard is the most usual base for her paintings but canvas and canson, ingres and arches paper have also played a part. Her subjects range from seascape to still life. Living in Devon offers wonderful estuary and coastal scenery with the addition of Dartmoor on her doorstep. She works on one painting at a time except when developing a ‘series’ on a particular theme.

Awards:

Annie Longley Prize, Pastel Society, 2004
Frank Herring Prize, Pastel Society, 2004

Other Exhibitions:

2008 Pastel Society Exhibition, Alresford Gallery
2007/08 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
2002 New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2001- Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1996- Royal West of England Academy Open Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Publications:

‘The Artist’, 2007
‘Art in Devon’, 2006
Painting in Pastel, Axis Publishing, 2006
Painting in Acrylic, Axis Publishing, 2006

 

     


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