‘Best Portrait in Show’ Coloured Pencil Society 14th Annual Exhibition 2015
Sponsored by Caran d’Ache Menier Gallery, London
After having my self portrait receive recognition at Artists and Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year competition, I’m delighted to say that it has just won ‘Best Portrait in Show’ at this years UKCPS Annual Exhibition. My Dad accompanied me to the opening, it was lovely to have him there to see me receive the award. ‘Holding Hyacinths’ is drawn from an unusual view point and the judge John Hope-Hawkins (Chairman of Society for All Artists) told me that made it stand out to him. When I constructed the composition I tipped things slightly, I wanted to create a sense of instability. In the drawing I’m holding on to the hyacinths, a thing of beauty to help me stay balanced.