Wednesday 17 June 2015

Fantastic news! My students are winning awards!

Ros Gascoigne
Acrylic mixed media
27 x 27 inches (68.5 x 68.5cm)
Alpha Art shop Award at Patchings Art, Craft and photography Festival 2015 (Leisure Painter category).

Patchings Art, craft and Photography Festival 2015 at Claverton near Nottingham has been another great success for all who joined in, came to see the shows, demonstrations and share time with professional artists and enthusiasts alike.

Being there myself supported by 'The Artist' magazine and 'Canson' papers teaching seascape mixed media in two popular workshops on Saturday 6 June and also demonstrating for Canson (being one of their 2 chosen Ambassadors for the UK) in the main marquee was fantastic!

As added extra it was superb to get to know that one of my students Ros Gascoigne (also a member of the Harrogate and Nidderdale Art Club) had won a very special award with her expressive and impressionistic painting 'Seaspray' in the 'Leisure painter' category at Patchings this year! 

Needless to say we were both thrilled by the news! This is the second year on the running that my students and other artists who have attended my workshops have won awards at this prestigious art festival and I'm absolutely delighted about that!

Here is what Ros has to say:
"As one of your students thought I would let you know I got a painting accepted into the Leisure category of the Artist magazine competition at Patchings.  I was amazed! 
I definitely used some of the techniques you taught me!! It's mixed media.

Thanks a lot Robert!"

Here is Ros's superb painting and award and a link to the other award winners too at Patchings this year. Brilliant!

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