Artists in the News

Following the announcement of the 2015 selection, a number of articles have appeared in newspapers across the UK. Here is a round-up of some of our favourites:

The Herts Advertiser profiled artist Julie Cooper who is “thrilled” to have been selected. 

Julie Cooper in her St Albans studio. Courtesy The Herts Advertiser

Julie Cooper in her St Albans studio. Courtesy The Herts Advertiser

She said: “It’s fantastic to be selected. It gives me an opportunity to exhibit work and boost my profile.”

Read the full article HERE

The Matlock Mercury featured Roger Allen’s painting, Wolfscote Dale from Gipsy Bank.

Roger Allen, Wolfscote Dale from Gipsy Bank

Roger Allen, Wolfscote Dale from Gipsy Bank

Within the article he comments: “I’m ever the pessimist so I don’t think I’ll win but to even have my work exhibited in a gallery such as that is very nice.”

Read the full article HERE

The Gloucestershire Echo has featured an article with Cheltenham artists, Karen Bowers, who is currently artist in residence at the National Trust Property, Hidcote Manor Gardens. 

Karen Bowers at Hidcote Manor Gardens

Karen Bowers at Hidcote Manor Gardens

The watercolour entitled Autumn Hidcote was made over the last year. She has spent many hours in the gardens sketching and making watercolours to develop into large scale oil paintings in her studio.

Karen said: “The painting that has been selected is from a sketch of a part of Hidcote Garden. It was a sketch for a large oil painting but I thought I’d do watercolours instead.”

Regarding the competition, she commented “It’s a nice thing. There’s a panel of people it goes through so it’s a nice feeling to have been chosen for it.”

Read the full article HERE

The Coventry Telegraph featured local artist Rupert Cordeux, whose work was inspired by the city’s Holy Trinity Church.

Rupert Cordeux, Easter in Holy Trinity Church

Rupert Cordeux, Easter in Holy Trinity Church

Read the full article HERE

Fife Today spoke to Patricia Bray about her selection. 

Patricia Bray, On the edge

“I was very surprised as the piece was a little more edgy than others I had previously entered” said Patricia.

Working from her East Wemyss home, Patricia takes inspiration for her work from the landscape around her. She said: “As an artist you always remain open to your surroundings. Living by the sea is inspiring with ever changing hues and colours, which I’m sure affect the palette I use.”

Read the full article HERE

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