2022 PRIZE WINNERS
Allan Irvine, The Joy of Life
Wendy Greig, Threadbare Scholar
Frances Clark, Connected
John McKerrell, Killeyan Isle of Islay
John Cain, Stormy Sky Over Arran
David Reid, Irvine Harbour
Jenny Brown, Blue Grass Hushinish Beach
Wendy Greig - Wellington Gallery Visitors Prize Winner
I am a self-taught artist from Troon and member of the Troon art club. It was here that I was inspired to try soft pastels and I've been hooked ever since! I have a passion for painting portraits, paying special attention to the eyes, and am drawn to unusual characters with a story to tell.
David Reid - Freckfest Prize Winner
"David Reid has been developing his art practice since 2002. Based in Courtyard Studios, Irvine. He runs classes and workshops from his studio.
His work is in public and private collections and is represented by Watson Gallery, Edinburgh.
He is known for both portrait and still life artworks, using his expressive, colour-sensitive approach to every subject he undertakes."
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org 07539675649
John Cain DA - Scotland's Artists Prize Winner
I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1970 and taught in schools in Ayrshire. Unfortunately due to a chronic, disabling illness and I had to retire from teaching in 1992 and was unable to paint for many years. Happily I have been able to return to painting, if to a very limited extent, for the past few years.
I am very much influenced by the French Impressionists and the Scottish Colourists. My interests are landscape, seascape and animal drawing and painting. I work in oils and pastels. Unfortunately I am unable to do commissions but have paintings and drawings for sale.
I can be contacted at - email@example.com
Frances Clark, Largs Hardware & Gallery Eight Prize Winner
My work is influenced by my visceral response to our landscape and an increasing awareness of the presence of those who came before us. I teach clay portraiture and ceramic sculpture from my studio in West Kilbride. Visitors are very welcome.
Instagram and Facebook: Frances Clark Sculpture
Mobile: 07740 043054
Studio 86, Main Street, West Kilbride KA23 9AR
Jenny Brown - Buckreddan Prize Winner
Jenny Brown lives in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. She is a retired Chartered Teacher, yoga teacher and artist. Jenny has been an artist member of Open Studios Ayrshire since 2015 and is a member of Troon Art Club. Her work sells in several Argyll & Ayrshire galleries. She works mainly in oils and pastels which are heavily influenced by the stunning beaches of the Western Isles, Arran & Ailsa Craig. Jenny says: ‘Painting for me is a meditative flow of that life force within all things. I try to capture that light and life in my paintings.’
Jenny paints many commissions and takes enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Her recent work can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/JennyBrownartist1
Allan Irvine - Gallery 2 Prize Winner
I am an artist living and working in Irvine. I love the natural world around us, so creating pet and animal portraits is a real joy for me. I also lived in the highlands which was a great source for painting. During my time there I created many bold colourful mountain paintings as well as finer animal paintings, deer, cows, birds and any other wildlife that lived in the area. I paint a lot of commissions including pets, people and landscapes.
I am available for commissions.
John McKerrell - Financial Services Scotland Prize Winner
“ “Being successful at pleasing a selection committee is satisfying and to win an award is a welcome bonus. What I am about is best understood by viewing my unfussy website “John McKerrell Artist`s & Illustrator`s Portfolio” which shows my history, paintings, awards and where I have exhibited over the last 40 years. Now to pull out the stops to try the2023 Exhibition.””