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RINGWOOD ART SOCIETY
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2014


The quality of the paintings and presentation of work was once again exceptional. Congratulations and well done to all the worthy winners.

Our adjudicator, Helen Talbot, commented: “It is almost an impossible task to choose winners and runners up where all the work is so expertly rendered. My task was therefore very difficult and has left me feeling a little guilty that I could not select more ‘winners’.
It has been a delightful experience to view the exhibition which once again shows outstanding work by all those who have contributed.”

Winners with their awards
See below for the prize winners of each category and Certificates of Merit
awarded at this year’s exhibition.
Click to enlarge pictures.

THE GREYFRIARS TROPHY FOR THE BEST WATERCOLOUR

The Watcher by Michael Clare The Watcher by Michael Clare
A beautiful painting with painstaking detail. The composition with the wood framing the cat works well. If I was to make a comment I feel the wood being less symmetrical would have been beneficial.

Runner up: St Marks Square by Alan Gibson
The dark arches draw the viewer into the Basilica with the figures adding to the drama of the busy place. St Marks Square by Alan Gibson

Excellent scale of foreground and distant figures.

THE JAN MURRAY TROPHY FOR THE BEST OIL PAINTING

Kimmeridge 1 by Virginia WhitingKimmeridge 1 by Virginia Whiting
Well structured painting with bold areas of paint and good contrasts. The horizontal layering leads the viewer through the composition.

Kimmeridge Isle of Purbeck by Jeanette DawsonRunner up:
Kimmeridge
Isle of Purbeck
by Jeanette Dawson
Lovely balance of shapes and colour evocative of the area – All three works are excellently painted capturing the essence of the Jurassic Coast.

THE COURTICE MILLENNIUM PLATE FOR THE BEST PASTEL

Mountain Majesty by Ann SquireMountain Majesty by Ann Squire
The composition is excellent – giving the animal a place to breathe. The indistinct background with its subtle colour allows the viewer to focus completely on the animals expression. Good 3 dimensional quality with lighting.

Runner up: After the Catch by Eileen Palmer
After the Catch by Eileen Palmer
A difficult subject well rendered.
The detail on the foreground hasn’t been overworked, allowing the viewer to use their imagination.

THE MASON-SMITH TROPHY FOR THE BEST ACRYLIC

Canal du Midi by Ann ToaseCanal du Midi by Ann Toase
Impressionist brush work and pink underpainting gives a tranquillity to the scene – very well painted on a large scale.

Runner up: Agapanthus by Vilma Harvey
Agapanthus by Vilma Harvey
Excellent botanical illustration very difficult to do with acrylic.
The whole flower filling the space gives a sense of majesty to the composition.

THE JUBILEE TROPHY FOR THE BEST PAINTING
IN ANY OTHER MEDIUM

Ornamental Drive by Lindsey Cole Ornamental Drive by Lindsey Cole
Good use of texture but not overdone. The wedgewood blue allows the viewer to focus on the areas through the trees.


Runner up: Cattle by the Thicket by Cathy Beggs
Cattle by the Thicket by Cathy Beggs
Excellent composition and use of colour with black and white allowing the viewer to focus on the cattle.
The abstracted qualities of the pen complement the focal areas.

THE MOLLIE STEVENS TROPHY FOR THE BEST MINIATURE

The Cat and the Bee by Ann NollothThe Cat and the Bee by Ann Nolloth
Beautifully painted – the space around the cat really allows the viewer to focus on the tension between the cat and bee.

Runner up: Tied up for the night by Lorraine Halsey
Tied up for the night by Lorraine Halsey
Well thought through concept with the topic and frame.
The dark frame helps to focus on the beautifully rendered painting.

THE HARRY JOHNS TROPHY FOR THE MOST ORIGINAL WORK

Pool Spirit by Judith WarbeyPool Spirit by Judith Warbey
Very interesting composition, with the layers of subtle differences in colour capturing the imagination of the viewer, having a ‘Mark Rothko’ effect.

Runner up:
Midnight with a Bang by Suzan Houching
Midnight with a Bang by Suzan Houching
Expressive painting that has movement and excitement anchored down by the silhouetted buildings.

THE SAM HOLLAND TROPHY FOR THE
MOST IMAGINATIVE PAINTING

View from an aeroplane by Teresa RogersView from an Aeroplane by Teresa Rogers
This work captures the abstracted qualities of the land from above with its colours and shapes.

Runner up: Riverbank by Beryl Richards
This painting captures the imagination of ‘pond dipping’ as a child. All these paintings in this style work well. Riverbank by Beryl Richards
Perhaps a little more light on some of the ‘swirls’ would create more depth - this can be done with a white pencil. The framing is a little dark – good presentation should be considered.

VOTED BEST IN SHOW BY MEMBERS & GUESTS
AT THE PREVIEW EVENING

Spring at Latchmore Brook by Colin Richens

Spring at Latchmore Brook by Colin Richens

THE FOSTER WELLS TROPHY FOR THE BEST
PAINTING IN THE EXHIBITION

(CHOSEN FROM THE PRIZE WINNERS)
Winner: Mountain Majesty by Ann Squire
Runner up: Ornamental Drive by Lindsey Cole


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Certificates of Merit were awarded to:

Sparkling September – Algarve by Clive DanielsSparkling September – Algarve
by Clive Daniels
Pine Walk by Christine ConeyPine Walk
by Christine Coney
Illusion by Pauline ScottIllusion
by Pauline Scott
Innocenti by Simon LawrenceInnocenti
by Simon Lawrence
Large Bowl (pottery) by Janice FryLarge Bowl (pottery)
by Janice Fry
Onions by Vivien BurgessOnions
by Vivien Burgess
Collograph by Linda PittMoonlight on Colmer's Hill
by Linda Pitt
Eagle Owl by Jacqueline SpeckEagle Owl
by Jacqueline Speck
The Tasting by Di AlexanderThe Tasting
by Di Alexander
Corfe Castle Station by Michael CaruanaCorfe Castle Station
by Michael Caruana
On the Beach at Highcliffe by Colin RichensOn the Beach at Highcliffe
by Colin Richens
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