2021 Award winners
I was absolutely overwhelmed by the standard of the work which, having seen the artworks in the society exhibitions before, didn’t surprise me one bit!
Having carefully observed each of these intricate pieces I am delighted to say that the overall winner will be a stunning paining by Luann Houser ARMS. The painting, ‘Parasol and Lace’, caught my attention on my initial view of the works and struck a resounding chord of absolute quality throughout.
The amazing detail within the paining, on closer inspection with a magnifying glass, made the decision even easier, indeed a second piece by Luann, ‘Pawnee Warrior’, made it to my list of highly commended works too!
I am truly impressed with the wonderful play of light through the painting and the meticulous attention to detail down the the eye lashes on the baby doll cradled in the young girls arms and the lace work in the dress and parasol.
The composition is just perfect capturing the affection the model has for her beloved toy. A truly deserving winner of the Gold Bowl 2021 prize.
I have also mentioned a number of works as being highly commended … and could have mentioned many more. In particular look out for Ray Winders amazing Covid sculpture and Claire Russell’s gold leaf beetles. Congratulations on an inspiring exhibition.
Adrian Hill FRSA
Adrian Hill Fine Art
Gold Memorial Bowl - Luann Houser - Parasol and Lace
Gold Bowl Honorable Mention - Ray Winder - Slaying the Dragon
Gold Bowl Honorable Mention - Claire Russell - Beetle Mania!
Gold Bowl Honorable Mention - Suzanne Bradley - Bailey
Elizabeth Meek Award - Davide di Taranto - Clint
Anthony Lester Art Critic Award - Andrew Hutchinson - Harvest mice
Innovation Award 1st - Anne Marie Walters - Kyoto Breeze
Innovation Award Runner up, Elizabeth Meek Young Artist Award, Gold Bowl Honorable Mention - Claire Anscomb - #filterlife
Innovation Award Runner up - Maryse-Ann Couteau - Les Trois Atouts
Anita Emmerich Award - Luann Houser - Pawnee Warrior
Bidder and Borne Award - Ray Winder - The Viceroys Hunting Trip
HRH The Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Miniature Painting - Andrew Hutchinson - Indian Runners
Joan Cornish Willies Award for Outstanding Traditional oil painting - Joan Humble - Rugged Western Arthurs - Southwest Tasmania
Mundy Sovereign Award - Penny Davis - Jane C
Peter Charles Booth Memorial Award - Helen White - Two Peacocks with Fountain and Vine - in Byzantine Style
Rms group award - valerie greeley rms - twilight
RMS Group Award & Gold bowl Honorable Mention- Valerie Greeley - Wren with Ivy
RMS Group Award - Valerie Greeley - Blue- tit with primroses
RMS Group Award - Valerie Greeley - Fieldfare in winter
RMS Group Award - Valerie Greeley - Swallowtail
RMS Group Award - Valerie Greeley - Yellowhammer
RMS Group Award - Valerie Greeley - Blackbird with Berries
Presidents Special Commendation Award for large work - Ian Pethers - A Cornish lane in Winter
Presidents Special Commendation Award for miniature work - Ellie Moore - Walsingham Cave, Bermuda