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Welcome to The 2015 Wildlife Art International Annual Exhibition at Nature in Art
 

AWARDS AND COMMENTS

GOLD CITATION

Winner Michael Miller

Michael Miller ‘Falcon’  
Falcon by Michael Miller Michael Miller receiving the Gold Citation Award
Judges Comments:
A bold composition with a striking technique using light and shade rather than colour.
Michael Miller receiving the Gold Citation Award, presented by Pollyanna Pickering

 

Gold Citation

Winner Jennifer Lowe

Jennifer Lowe ‘Tomato Frogs’  
Jennifer Lowe Madacascan Tree Frog Jennifer Lowe Receiving the Gold Citation Award
Judges Comments:
Wonderfully simple and bold arrangement, good concept
Jennifer Lowe receiving the Gold Citation Award, presented by Polyanna Pickering

 

Gold Citation Sculpture/3D In Show

Winner Neil R Mason

Neil Mason ' Cuneimal Forms – Series Africanus – Rhinoceros'

Rhinoceros by Neil Mason

Judges Comments:
A strikingly abstract sculpture


SILVER CITATION

Winner Chris Saunderson

Chris Saunderson ‘Yellow Coated Marten’  
Chris Saunderson Yellow Coated Marten Chris Saunders receiving the Silver Citation Award
Judges Comments:
Lovely combination of 3D textures and treatments. Loose backgrounds and tighter subjects
Chris Saunders receving the Silver Citation Award, presented by Pollyanna Pickering

 

Silver Citation

Winner Julie Cross

Julie Cross 'A Wing and a Smile'  
Julie Cross A Wing and a Smile Julie Cross receiving the Silver Citation Award
Judges Comments:
Loose and vibrant giving a sense of movement
Julie Cross receving the Silver Citation Award, presented by Pollyanna Pickering


BRONZE CITATION

Winner Yvonne Lamden-Cooper

Ivonne Lamden Cooper 'Painted Lady'  
Painted Lady by Ivvone Lamden Cooper John Horton Receving the Bronze Citation Award on Behalf of Ivonne Camden Cooper
Judges Comments:
Nice tonal range and pastel drawing
John Horton receiving The Bronze Citation Award on behalf of Ivonne Lamden Cooper. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


Bronze Citation

Winner Claudia Hahn

Claudia Hahn 'Turbulent Skies'  
Turbulent Skies by Claudia Hahn Claudia Hahn receiving The Bronze Citation Award
Judges Comments:
Interesting techniques creating lots of movement around a nicely rendered subject
Claudia Hahn receiving The Bronze Citation Award. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


HIGHLY COMMENDED

Sarah Lee 'Let us Pray'  

Lets us Pray by Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee receiving the Highly Commended Award

Judges Comments:
Well observed and drawn with lovely details

Sarah Lee receiving The Highly Commended Award presented by Pollyanna Pickering

 

Nick Day ' Little Owlet in Nest'  
Little Owlet in Nest by Nick Day Nick Day receiving the Highly Commended Award
Judges Comments:
Amazingly detailed texture work using an Interesting technique of engraving on board then painting.

 

Nick Day receiving The Highly Commended Award presented by Pollyanna Pickering
Freda Chamberlain 'Ring Tailed Lemur'  
Ring Tailed Lemur by Freda Chamberlain

Freda Chamberlain receiving the Highly Commended Award

Judges Comments:
Nice composition leaving space and using a deft technique

 

Freda Chamberlain receiving the Highly Commended Award. Presented by Polyanna Pickering
Valerie Briggs - Otter Siesta  
Otter Siesta by Valerie Briggs Valerie Briggs receiving her Highly Commended Award
Judges Comments:
Beautifully styled watercolour creating a nice scene of contented otters
Valerie Briggs receiving the Highly Commended Award. Presented by Polyanna Pickering


The Christopher Parsons Award for Artistic Excellence

Winner David Ball

David Ball 'Figuring, Kicheche Mara' David Ball 'Hippo Siesta Mara River'
Figuring, Kicheche Mara by David Ball

Hippo Siesta on The Mara River

David Ball 'Leopard Gorge Kicheche Mara' David Ball 'Watchful Water Buck Kicheche Mara'
Leopard Gorge Kicheche by David Ball Watchful Water Buck Kicheche Mara by David Ball
Judges Comments:
Interesting style, confident line, meets the brief

David Ball receiving the Christopher Parsons Award

David Ball receiving The Christopher Parsons Award, presented by Pollyanna Pickering



The Ken Stroud Founders Award

An Award presented and named by the Central Council in respect of the unstinting work of Ken Stroud in founding the Society. This award is presented for the best interpretation of British Wildlife. The judges look for originality of idea and empathy with the chosen subject.

Winner Jeremy Baines

Jeremy Baines 'Leaving the Woods'  
Leaving the Woods by Jeremy Baines Jeremy Baines receiving the Ken Stroud Founders Award
Judges Comments:
Nice style creating mood and atmosphere
Jeremy Baines receiving The Ken Stroud Founders Award presented by Pollyanna Pickering


The David Shepherd Award
For the best work depicting an officially recognised Endangered Species

Winner Neil R Mason

Neil Mason 'Series Africanus – Rhinoceros'

Rhinoceros by Neil Mason

Judges Comments:
A strikingly abstract sculpture but retaining the obvious form of an endangered species

 

The Wildlife Art Society International Ward - For the best work by an Overseas Member.

Winner Kitty Harvill

Kitty Harvill 'Taty' Kitty Harvill with a Northern Brown Howler
Taty by Kitty Harville Northern Brown Howler
   
Kitty Harvill 'Bonita's Bromelia' 'Howlers at Home' Kitty Harvill 'Serra Bonita'
Kitty Harvill Bonitas Bromelia

Serra Bonita by Kitty Harvill

Judges Comments:
Well observed and executed drawings and paintings with a looseness of style to create a sense of the animals’ habitat.


The Lady Scott Award

Winner Philip Petrou

Phillip Petrou 'Basking' Phillip Petrou 'Fishing for Dinner'
Basking by Phillip Petrou Fishing for Dinner by Phillip Petrou
Phillip Petrou 'Lunch on the River' Phillip Petrou 'Mountain Hare'
Lunch on the River by Phillip Petrou Mountain Hare by Phillip Petrou
Judges Comments:
Nice set, well presented. Excellent processing, i.e. not ‘over-processed’ which is all too easy with digital files, and technically strong. Worthy winner.

 

Phillip Petrou Reveiving the Lady Scott Award
Phillip Petrou receiving The Lady Scott Award for Best photographic portfolio of 3 images. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering

 

The Peoples Choice Award

Michael Miller 'Soft Light  
Soft Light by Michael Miller
Judges Comments: Michael Miller receiving the Peoples Choice Award

 

The Cuthbert’s Mill Award

Winner Sarais Crawshaw

Sarais Crawshaw 'Fine Feathers' Sarais Crawshaw 'Queen Anne's Lace'
Sarais Crawshaw Fine Feathers Quenn Anne's Lace by Sarais Crawshaw
Sarais Crawshaw 'The Food of Love' Sarais Crawshaw 'Winter White'
The Food of Love by Sarais Crawshaw Winter White by Sarais Crawshaw
Judges Comments:
Stunningly created paper-art work giving a unique representation of animal subjects, and a unique portfolio for TWASI.
Sarais Crawshaw receiving the St Cuthberts Mill Award
Sarais Crawshaw receiving The St Cuthberts Mill Award, presented by Pollyanna Pickering

Special Commendation Sarais Crawshaw
The judges wish to give a special commendation for the standard of the work in this portfolio. Intriguing style of paper cut – beautiful work and worthy addition to both category and exhibition.

 

The Simon Combes Award

Winner David Ball – ‘Leopard Gorge’

Judges Comments:
Intriguing style of line and colour creating a bold foreground and more muted background. Can you find the leopard?
David Ball receiving The Simon Combes Award, presented by Polyanna Pickering

 


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