This summer, the Tuesday Painters Club of Rye ran a three part competition for their members, the idea being to give everyone a chance of entering with such a wide range of possibilities, from landscape to still life, floral, interiors and more. Their summer exhibition was cancelled, as were lectures and workshops, so here was an opportunity to be creative.
Helen Brown of ArtWrite in Rye agreed to be the judge. Here are her choices. It is good to notice she had picked a range of styles, from traditional to experimental, figurative to semi-abstract, serious to humorous and every one employing a different method or medium.
Category 1: Summer flowers
Winner: Rosie Frost – ‘Impulse Purchase. Now Where Can I Plant It?’ Pen and watercolour.
Runner up: Janet Haken – ‘Picked to Paint’. Experimental quick-paint watercolour.
Category 2: A day out
Winner: Tricia Bowler – ‘Beach Huts – Wells next the Sea, Norfolk’. Oil.
Runner up: Mike Bowler – ‘The Tide Recorder Station, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk. Palette knife, acrylic
Category 3: Where I Paint
Winner: Shirley Anne Sheppard – ‘Last Tree Standing in Amongst the Patchwork of Colourful Fields of Summer’. Patchwork.
Runner up: Janet Haken – ‘It’s a Lie!’. Acrylic.
Once again, we are delighted to announce that Rye Arts Festival have asked Tuesday Painters to design a Christmas card by means of a competition, the theme being ‘Christmas in Rye’. See more by visiting https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayPaintersRye
Gallery of winners
Image Credits: Tuesday Painters , Rosie Frost , Tricia Wells , Mike Bowler , Janet Haken .