2019 PRIZE WINNERS
Mark Goodwin, Wellington Gallery - Joint Visitors Prize Winner
Mark Goodwin lives in Dreghorn, Ayrshire. He has returned to creating art again in 2018, exploring different techniques with interesting results. Since then his work has been displayed in several exhibitions & is now being sold worldwide. He previously worked as a freelance artist selling work throughout the UK and is glad to be involved again in art with his work being well received. He is currently employed as a Senior CAD/BIM Technician & his free time now is divided between his daughter & art.
His prize winning painting 'Cernunnos' (the horned one) is currently on display in the John Galt gallery in the Townhouse, Irvine.
Mark is available for commissions & can be contacted at
Progress of current work can be seen on Facebook/Instagram at MarkGoodwinArt.
Allan Irvine, Wellington Gallery - Joint Visitors 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.
Kelsey Todd, Ayrshire College Prize Winner
Kelsey Todd lives in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. She spent 4 years at Ayr College and has just graduated from an HND in Art and Design. She chose underwater as her theme for her last year at college and enjoys painting the underwater images with the distortion and colours so much that she will continue with this theme for a while yet. Kelsey is spending this year painting and exhibiting her art work locally before deciding whether to attend university next year to study art further. Kelsey has an Instagram page follow her at kelseytoddart and a facebook page called Kelsey Art or contact Kelsey via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Davis, Financial Services Scotland Prize Winner
I'm Allison, a retired administrator and part time artist.
I paint in oils and I'm a lover of nature. I paint mainly seascapes and I love a good stormy sky and sunset.
I am an active member of the North Ayrshire Open Art committee and enjoy helping my fellow artists display their work .
Find me on Facebook at Allison,s art.
Colin Mackay, Gallery Eight Prize Winner
Colin moved to Ayrshire in the early 70s from Dumfriesshire as a golf professional, and started painting in his 50s after a serious illness.
Has won various prizes including The Willa Revie Trophy at The Save the Children Exhibition.
He enjoys painting the Ayrshire coast and animal and pet portraits and is available for commissions.
Contact Colin by email at