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Welcome to The 2016 Wildlife Art International Annual Exhibition at Nature in Art

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AWARDS AND COMMENTS

GOLD CITATION

Roy Aplin for ‘Just in Australia Parrots’ Martin Rumary for his group of four paintings exhibited
Just in Australia Parrots by Roy Apline Gold Citation Award Winner Martin Rumary Barn Owl
Judges Comments: A brilliant and colourful composition the images are so accurate that the individual species are easily identifiable. Judges Comments: An excellent impact value of the whole group of paintings in a wonderful individual style, harmonious tone and excellent movement from light to dark.
Roy Aplin receiving his Gold Citation Award Gold Citation Award goes to Marin Rumary
Roy Aplin on receipt of his Gold Citation Award for 'Just in Australia Parrots' The Gold Citation Award goes to Martin Rumary group of four paintings exhibited. The award was collected on his behalf by Jane Holford Atkins and presented by Pollyanna Pickering


GOLD CITATION SCUPTURE/3D IN SHOW

Paul Vann for ‘Breaching Whale’  
Breaching Whale by Paul Vann Paul Vann receiving the Gold Citation Award for Scultpure 3D
Judges Comments: The judges thought Paul has a fantastic ability to spot the potential in a piece of wood. They liked the simplicity of the piece. Paul Vann receiving the Gold Citation Sculpture/3D in show. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


SILVER CITATION

Freda Chamberlain ‘Prairie Dog’ Angela May Smith for ‘Watchful Cheetah’
Prairie Dog by Freda Chamberlain Watchful Cheetah by Angela May Smith
Judges Comments: A beautifully executed piece of work, showing the full character of the animal. Judges Comments: An almost photographic representation in its execution, with the nose and eyes looking realistically wet the judges liked the unusual pose of the Cheetah.
Freda Chamberlain receiving the Silver Citation Award Angela May Smith receiving the Silver Citation Award
Freda Chamberlain receiving the Silver Citation Award. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering Angela May Smith receiving The Silver Citation Award. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


BRONZE CITATION

Nick Day for the ‘Dipper’ Silvana Robinson ‘On the alert’
Dipper by Nick Day On the Alert by Silvana Robinson
Judges Comments: The judges liked the subtle colouring and fine detail of this piece. Judges Comments:A harmonious colour combination, showing a lovely transition from green to yellow in the grasses which the judges thought an excellent and accurate rendering of the grasses, they felt she had totally captured the pose of the hare.
Nick Day receiving the Bronze Citation Award Silvanna Robinson receiving the Bronze Citation Award
Nick Day receiving The Bronze Citation Award. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering Silvana Robinson receiving The Bronze Citation Award. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


HIGHLY COMMENDED

Valerie Briggs for ‘That’s the spot’ Mathew Howgrave-Graham ‘Glossy Starling’

That's the Spot by Valerie Briggs

Glossy Starling by Matthew Howgrave-Graham

Judges Comments: The judges felt this wonderful artwork really captured the essence of fox and most of all it made them laugh! Judges Comments: A beautifully rendering of iridescent plumage, subtle background and marvellous composition which makes the starling jump out at you.
Valerie Briggs Highly commended Mathew Howgrave-Graham Highly Commended Award
Valerie Briggs receiving The Highly Commended Award presented by Pollyanna Pickering Mathew receiving The Highly Commended Award presented by Pollyanna Pickering


HIGHLY COMMENDED

Angus McDonald ‘Chilled’ David Wettner for the group of stained glass pieces
Chilled by Angus MacDonald

Kingfisher by David Wettner

Judges Comments: Painting on a stark black background is difficult and has been executed marvelously in this painting. The judges liked this composition of shapes, the way the reflections are depicted, giving continuous movement to the painting. Judges Comments: The judges were impressed by the vibrant colours and the linear nature of the lead dividing the glass sections which was well executed particularly in the Kingfisher.
Angus McDonald receiving the Highly Commended Award David Wettner receiving the Highly Commended Award
Angus McDonald receiving the Highly Commended Award. Presented by Polyanna Pickering David Wettner receiving the Highly Commended Award. Presented by Polyanna Pickering


The Christopher Parsons Award for Artistic Excellence

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox Jackie Cox
Dancing Hares by Jackie CoxDappled Dancer by Jackie Cox
The four scraperboard pieces are intensely atmospheric and the judges were particularly impressed with the clever use of the harebell for the link between them. They felt that the ‘Dappled Dancer’ is a standalone picture.
Jackie Cox receiving the Keith Shackleton Award

 

Jackie Cox receiving The Christopher Parsons Award for Artistic Excellence presented by Pollyanna Pickering


The Keith Shackleton Award
This Award is open to Members who are non-professional painters or sculptors –and is awarded to the picture or sculpture that best captures the essential “presence” of the subject.

Chris Saunderson ‘Scottish Wildcat’  
Scottish Wildcat by Chris Saunders Chris Saunderson receiving the Keith Shackleton Award
Judges Comments: This is a very interesting piece the very essence of wildness in no way could it be mistaken for a domestic cat. The attention to detail is marvellous in the way it moves from fine detail to abstract. Like the ‘Cheshire Cat’ there is fine detail in the face, fading to abstract background where you can points of interest each time you look. Chris Saunderson receiving The Keith Shackleton Award. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


The Ken Stroud Founders Award - An Award presented and named by the Central Council in respect of the unstinting work of Ken Stroud in founding the Society. This award is presented for the best interpretation of British Wildlife. The judges look for originality of idea and empathy with the chosen subject.

Claudia Hahn for ‘Set in Stone’  
Set in Stone by Claudia Hahn Ken Stroud Award Claudia Hahn
Judges Comments: An interesting use of media and adventurous and harmonious design, a subtle combination of colour, beautiful drawing and an example of ‘originality of idea and empathy with the chosen subject’ caught the judges’ attention. The Ken Stroud Founders Award – British Wildlife – Claudia Hahn for 'Set in Stone'
The award being collected on her behalf by Jason Birnie presented by Pollyanna Pickering


The Simon Combes Award - Awarded for the best African Wildlife depicted in its habitat. The judges will be looking for originality and an imaginative approach to the subject.

George Yiend for Thorney Crofts Giraffe  
Thorney Crofts Giraffe by George Yiend George Yiend receiving The Simon Combes Award
Judges Comments: This piece evokes Africa with an acute depiction of movement in the giraffe. The judges felt this is a brave piece of work where the different elements work beautifully together giving an overall harmonious design. George Yiend receiving The Simon Combes Award for Best African Wildlife depicted in its habitat presented by Pollyanna Pickering


The David Shepherd Award - For the best work depicting an officially recognised Endangered Species.

 

Yvonne Lamden-Cooper for Study of a Snow Leopard
Study of a Snow Leopard by Yvonne Lamden-Cooper
Judges Comments: The judges felt the subtle simplicity, where less is more, and the beautiful detailing particularly of the eyes gives a real presence to this portrait of a snow leopard

 

The Wildlife Art Society International Ward - For the best work by an Overseas Member.

Katleen De Buyser for the photograph titled The Yawn  
The Yawn by Katleen De Buyser Katleen De Buyser receiving the International Award
Judges Comments: This really captures the moment with its subtle toning and fine detail, particularly where she has captured the tongue and teeth in marvellous clarity. Katleen De Busyer receiving The Wildlife Art Society International Award – Overseas Member. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


The Cuthbert’s Mill Award – for the best work on paper

Mandi Baykaa-Murray for The Epitome of Beauty  
The Epitome of Beauty by Mandi Baykaa-Murray Mandi Baykaa-Murray receiving The Cuthberts Mill Award
Judges Comments: The judges were impressed with the totally original painting and beautiful execution of this piece, of her knack of knowing where to begin and end the image incorporating the amazing detail into the overall design. Mandi Baykaa-Murray receiving The Cutheberts Mill Award – for the best work on paper. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


The Lady Scott Award - Awarded for the best Photographic portfolio of 3 images.

Vic Sharratt for Catch of the day, Puma on the Kettle River and Buff Tailed Humming Bird  
Buff Bellied Humming Bird by Vic SharrattPuma on the Kettle River by Vic SharrattCatch of the Day by Vic Sharratt Vic Sharratt receiving the Lady Scott Award
Judges Comments: The judges felt that there is a beautiful combination of colours in all three photographs and were particularly impressed by the reflections above and below the puma and the contrast of colours with the butterfly in the bird’s beak and the greens of the background in Catch of the day. Vic Sharratt receiving The Lady Scott Award for Best photographic portfolio of 3 images. Presented by Pollyanna Pickering


Peoples Choice Award

Martin Horsfield for 'Master of Stealth'
Masters of Stealth by Martin Horsfield
 

Jon Buck representing the British Divers Marine Life Rescue receiving his cheque for £650 representing the total of the raffle tickets sold
Jon Buck receiving cheque
 

 


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