WINNER. Lindsay Shaw. "Campervan" Highly Commended Christine Woodward. "50's Style" Nigel Lewis. "Woman watching hurdy gurdy" Margaret Cairns. "Family Outing"
Kay Gale was the winner for both the Dorothy Tubb traditional landscape in oils award and the Drawing Award. Her winning landscape painting of Swanbourne Lake is shown with Dennis Lascelles, the guest artist,who judged the work. The other photo shows Allan Plumpton who won the Dominic Carlton Sketch Book Award.
Karin Moorehouse, showed us how to achieve more successful portraits using Oils”. In her portraiture she looks for the unfocused moment; “the private gaze in the sitter’s eye
Award winning artist and teacher Jane Dwight demonstrating her very considerable skill and knowledge of the ancient art of Chinese brush painting.
‘Bravura’ was the topic for this year’s critique and our artists very ably demonstrated a mastery of this in the many impressive paintings they submitted. Congratulations to Roger Lewis, this year’s winner of the Tom Groom Award, pictured with Downland’s President, Marcus Finch who had the difficult job of critiquing and judging the entries. Highly Commended Awards also went to Judith Avenell, Margaret Cairns and Kay Gale’
Soraya has received a number of prestigious art awards for her painting in recent years. She is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and The Society of Floral Painters and is currently the President of the Andover Art Society.
In LIFE PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS - Marcus Finch showed us how to how to achieve an ‘initial statement’ with the use of ‘ragging out’
As our scheduled demonstrator Roger Deller was unwell we were very fortunate that local artist Dennis Lascelles was able to step in at the last moment with an impromptu demonstration of 2 watercolour paintings.
In SWITCHING THE LIGHT ON - Marcus Finch, our President showed us some of his techniques for achieving ‘Bravura’ using vibrant darks to improve the quality of light in watercolour landscapes.