We are delighted to announce the Artists Info Artists of the Year 2016 winners.
The awards were judged and sponsored by
DALER-ROWNEY & Bridgeman Images.
It was a tough competition with over 700 listed artists to choose from, but we are over the moon to announce the following winners….
1st Prize – Jon Barker
Judges comments: Modern and still idealised, Jon’s artwork is timeless. His reduced colour palette with soft grey washes and some minimalistic colour highlights draws the viewer in and really caught our attention, making this the winning piece.
PRIZES WON: Daler-Rowney Artist Oil Deluxe Wooden Box Set – a luxurious combination of Artists’ Oil Colours, finest quality hog bristle brushes, oil mediums and accessories.
2nd Prize – Martin J Leighton
Judges comments: Martin’s colour palette reminds us of some works by the American Edward Hopper. Where Hopper preferred a more minimalistic and distant composition, Martin draws us straight into his pictures and makes the viewer a part of the direct interaction.
PRIZES WON: Daler-Rowney Georgian Oil Wooden Box Set, Georgian Oil Fine Art Zip Case with 10 brushes and Bridgeman goodies.
3rd Prize – Lisa Graa Jensen
Judges comments: Lisa is an artist we know very well at Bridgeman Studio. We are continually impressed with the detail in her work and the delightful way in which she merges folk-inspired imagery with uniquely English vistas such as the pub, the countryside walk and spring thaw.
PRIZES WON: Daler-Rowney Graduate 36 Oil Set and Bridgeman goodies.