2022 PRIZE WINNERS

Allan Irvine, The Joy of Life

Allan Irvine, The Joy of Life

Wendy Greig, Threadbare Scholar

Wendy Greig, Threadbare Scholar

Frances Clark, Connected

Frances Clark, Connected

John McKerrell, Killeyan Isle of Islay

John McKerrell, Killeyan Isle of Islay

John Cain, Stormy Sky Over Arran

John Cain, Stormy Sky Over Arran

David Reid, Irvine Harbour

David Reid, Irvine Harbour

Jenny Brown, Blue Grass Hushinish Beach

Jenny Brown, Blue Grass Hushinish Beach

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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. 

https://www.instagram.com/weehuntie

https://m.facebook.com/weehuntie

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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 : davidreid95b@hotmail.com 07539675649

www.instagram.com/davidreidart

www.facebook.com/davidreidart

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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 - johnandyvonnecain@gmail.com

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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

Website: www.francesclarksculpture.co.uk 

Email: info@francesclarksculpture.co.uk  

Mobile: 07740 043054

Studio 86, Main Street, West Kilbride KA23 9AR

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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 jennybrown.scotart@gmail.com

Her recent work can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/JennyBrownartist1

https://www.instagram.com/jennybrownartist4 and https://www.jennybrownartist.com

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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.

allan@allanirvine.com

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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.””   

https://portfolio.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/johnmckerrell