Thursday, 5 January 2012

Happy New Year !

I was clearing the attic over christmas and unearthed this poster - featuring a painting of mine from the 2004 Hunting art prizes. I remember doing this painting of houses at Perranuthnoe for a solo show at the Brian Sinfield gallery in the Cotswolds - but at the last minute I pulled it out and put it in the competition in a 'nothing ventured nothing gained' frame of mind. Anyway to my amazement and delight it won 2nd prize. This was from a field of 1,800 paintings, and amazingly enough the winner of the young artist award lived on the same street as me in Falmouth !
I remember Ken Howard was on the judging panel - so thanks Ken ! Never did get to meet him..
The painting was sold at the show to an American friend of the Hunting family, and as far as I know is now in the US.

This was a later nocturnal version of the painting, now in a private collection in Falmouth.

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