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RINGWOOD ART SOCIETY
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2016


The quality of the paintings and presentation of work was once again exceptional. Congratulations and well done to all the worthy winners.
Our adjudicator this year was John Paul.
The Guest of Honour was Janet Courtice.

Winners with their awards

Below are the prize winners - and the adjudicator’s comments - for each Trophy awarded, as well as the Certificates of Merit at this year’s exhibition.
Click on each picture to see larger versions.


THE GREYFRIARS TROPHY FOR THE BEST WATERCOLOUR

Hard Rock Café Venice by John Collins
The night effect is beautifully represented and the figures, although loosely painted, work well. Anyone who has
been to Venice will find this evocative.


Hard Rock Café Venice by John Collins Runner up:
Tulips and Daffodils by Michael Jones
Tulips and Daffodils by Michael Jones
I love the graphic elements in this painting and there are lovely colour harmonies that give the work a sensitive quality.




THE JAN MURRAY TROPHY FOR THE BEST OIL PAINTING

Jurassic Coast Winter by Jeannette Dawson
This abstract has captured the textures and architecture of the Jurassic coast well. The tonal variations and the use of texture combined with the ridged and incised lines are a feast to the eye.
Jurassic Coast Winter by Jeannette Dawson
Runner up:
The Eyes Have it, Snow Leopard by Ann Squire
This dramatic little postcard painting is a sensitive and The Eyes Have it, Snow Leopard by Ann Squirecontrolled representation of the differing textures of the subject – from the thick tufts of fur, to the moist skin of the nose to the deep glassy quality of the eyes.
So much in a small space.


THE COURTICE MILLENNIUM PLATE FOR THE BEST PASTEL

Balkan Beehives by Barbara Rousseau
An unusual subject, beautifully realised in a fresh, loose technique, the colourful hives being rendered sensitively. The unusually wide and narrow format added to the freshness of the piece – well framed too.Balkan Beehives by Barbara Rousseau
Marjorie by Michael ClareRunner up: Marjorie by Michael Clare
This is a beautifully resolved pastel portrait, with sharp detail but utilising the texture of the paper for granular effects.

THE MASON-SMITH TROPHY FOR THE BEST ACRYLIC

Light in the Shade by Cathy Beggs
The vegetation in this painting has been painted with great care, to create an almost claustrophobic effect. The bridge acts as a focal point. Great depth in this work.

Light in the Shade by Cathy Beggs

Runner up:
Seaside Farm, Branscombe by Tony Clegg
Seaside Farm, Branscombe by Tony Clegg
This clean and almost dreamlike landscape is smoothly rendered to create a slightly surreal atmosphere. I like the way the rounded forms of the hills were tied together by the ribbon of track.

THE JUBILEE TROPHY FOR THE BEST PAINTING
IN ANY OTHER MEDIUM

Circling the Deep by Judith WarbeyCircling the Deep by Judith Warbey
This monotype has tremendous depth. We can imagine all kinds of things going on in the distance and the pointed lines are dynamic.


Runner up:
Young Lion Study by Jacqueline Speck
Young Lion Study by Jacqueline Speck
This sensitive study has been rendered brilliantly with great attention to the concentrated expression of the lion. We are aware of the hunter in him.
Simply framed it is a fine example of this genre.

THE MOLLIE STEVENS TROPHY FOR THE BEST MINIATURE

Happy Days by Margaret Plant
There is a touch of the naïve about this subject making it slightly surreal, but this is its joy. The canvas, at this scale appears coarse but nevertheless the artist has achieved detail well.
Happy Days by Margaret Plant
Sailing by Ann Nolloth

Runner up:
Sailing by Ann Nolloth
Another marine subject, well observed and painted in great detail using restrained colours.

THE HARRY JOHNS TROPHY FOR THE MOST ORIGINAL WORK

Nobody Loves a Pigeon! by Beryl Richards
This abstract is a feast of harmonic colour. Full of depth and with a variety of wash strengths.
Nobody Loves a Pigeon! by Beryl Richards
Gold Leaf by Lindsey ColeRunner up:
Gold Leaf by Lindsey Cole
This postcard sized mixed media painting is a beautifully layered work with a variety of textures. The colour is of dull complementaries and the collaged skeletal leaves have a subtle gold dusting.

THE SAM HOLLAND TROPHY FOR THE
MOST IMAGINATIVE PAINTING

I do Love to be Beside the Seaside by Suzan HouchingI do Love to be Beside the Seaside by Suzan Houching
Suzan’s character studies are always fun and in this subject we have a cornucopia of them, all resolved with delightful colour. A virtual story in paint.

Red blue Cockerel by Christine Coney
Runner up:
Red blue Cockerel by
Christine Coney
The calligraphic drawing enhanced with rich, complementary acrylic in washes, is very jolly indeed. I love the way the inks have fused and interacted.

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

Rainy Day, St Marks Square by John Collins
Runner up: Christchurch Bay by Colin Richens
Rainy Day, St Marks Square by John Collins Christchurch Bay by Colin Richens

THE FOSTER WELLS TROPHY FOR THE BEST
PAINTING IN THE EXHIBITION

(CHOSEN FROM THE PRIZE WINNERS)
Winner: I do Love to be Beside the Seaside by Suzan Houching
Runner up: Hard Rock Café Venice by John Collins


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TROPHY FOR THE BEST PIECE OF POTTERY

Three Nesting Bowls by Stephanie EdwardsThree Nesting Bowls by Stephanie Edwards
I love the colour of glazes used in the bowls and their little medallion decorations.

Yes Dear by Diana Boardman
Runner up:
Yes Dear by
Diana Boardman
Yes dear captures this large lady in a small figure well. It is a brilliant study of character, reminding me of my grandmother.

Certificates of Merit were awarded to:

Cocktail Bar by Julie AyersCocktail Bar
by Julie Ayers
Bowl (ceramic) by Stephanie EdwardsNight Shift 2
by Paul Bennell
Peas by Vivien BurgessPeas by
Vivien Burgess
Hengistbury Head by Nigel GullisHengistbury Head
by Nigel Gullis
Quiet Street Megavissey by David HopleyQuiet Street Megavissey y
by David Hopley
Reflexions by Sheena RussellReflexions
by Sheena Russell
Old Father Time by Pauline ScottOld Father Time
by Pauline Scott
 Shaggy Ink Cap by Jan Suttie Shaggy Ink Cap
by Jan Suttie
Tourmente by Annie VinceTourmente
by Annie Vince
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