Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Art competitions - You've got to be in it to win it!

A couple of weeks ago I got some great news - I won the Abstract and Experimental category of the SAA Artist of the Year 2017.

To say I was pleased is an understatement.

In fact it has rejuvenated my efforts to get my art work in front of more people with the aim of ditching the day job.

It's a year since I last said that. To be fair to myself I was an undiagnosed diabetic with zero energy after work. Now with my blood sugar under control I feel fighting fit. So what better time to climb back on the horse and try again.

As for Art competitions, you have to be in it to have any chance of making your mark. Why not give it a go?

This is my winning piece, which will be on show at the SAA headquarters over the summer and at the ICHF Art materials show in November at the NEC.

Oriental Abstraction, Mixed Media on Canvas.