Delighted and honoured to receive the prestigious INAUGURAL CHAIRMAN'S AWARD at the 2018 Association of Animal Artists annual awards night at Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham Cheshire.
It was an amazing evening surrounded by friends and colleagues.
I am seen here with AAA Chairperson Alison Stafford, and Inaugural Chair Anne Corless. On the right is Councillor Alan Oulton, Mayor of Frodsham, who very kindly agreed to 'open' the awards night and present the awards.
I have to thank Dr. Sally Bulgin of 'The Artist' magazine for a year long subscription to 'The Artist', and Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes for two beautiful brush bouquets.
Last but not least, my sincere thanks to the judges for their decision to give me this award. I hope to use this to highlight further this amazing association of which I am proud to be a part...The ASSOCIATION OF ANIMAL ARTISTS.
I also was awarded a 'Highly Commended' for my watercolour painting, 'There Is Always One'. I am standing in front of this painting, which is of several waterbirds and dominated by the swan, The judge's comments were, 'A good narrative, well executed in a tricky medium'. My thanks to Adele Owen for this award. The full painting is in my 'Latest Work' section.
The Guild Society of Artists is a part of the Fine Art Trade Guild, and I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded the qualification of Associate of the Guild Society of Artists.