Artists & Illustrators Magazine Artists of the Year 2017

Artists & Illustrators Magazine Artists of the Year 2017 Exhibition

Mall Galleries London 23-28 January 2017

I entered this drawing ‘Memory’s Scent’.  It’s a portrait of my daughter, the animator, illustrator and designer Gemma Green-Hope.  It celebrates the enduring love and connection between a Granddaughter and her Grandmothers.  (Dimensions: 59cm x 44.5 cm,  Caran d’ache Luminance 6901 Coloured pencils,  Fabriano Tiziano Dark blue paper).  I’ve been very lucky that this drawing has now won a further award, (previous prizes in UKCPS May 2016 and Drawing Prize 2016 Oriel Q ). This drawing has now won the Canson Paper Prize (£500 of Canson paper).  I’m absolutely delighted!

On the day of the opening I had a great day in London with a visit to the National Portrait Gallery with my Dad, Auntie Ingrid, Uncle John, Auntie Daphne and Uncle Cliff.  I’m very lucky to have a family that are always supportive and proud of my artistic endeavours. I had a wonderful evening at the Mall Galleries, celebrating being included in this exhibition with fellow artists.  I really enjoy meeting artists at these events, there is a great comradery between fellow exhibitors and everybody are so pleased to have been selected.  There was some fantastic work in this exhibition and I’m full of admiration for the quality of the work.

Pictured here with fellow artists Ginny Page ( on right) and Cathy Read (on left).