Best in Show Award 2016

Open Exhibition 2016 News

Judges Michael & Teresa Hill (Picturecraft of Holt) have awarded their “Best in Show Award”  to Terry Preen for his oil painting on board “Seaview, Isle of Wight”

iea100The painting is most accomplished in conveying sparkling sunlight so readily found beside the shoreline. The two girls walking along the beach have a wonderful sense of movement and the casual manner of them carrying their shoes assists tremendously with the composition. The placing of other figurative studies in the painting not only brings additional interest to the scene but their scaling has been chosen carefully so as not to detract from the main focal point of interest.
Terry reveals a high level of confidence in the placing of paint, certainly has a keen eye for colour and tone, and is an artist with the ability to paint a relatively complex study with seemingly apparent ease and simplicity of style …. all qualities richly deserving in our opinion to be worthy of our Institute of East Anglian Artists 2016 Best in Show Award”

Michael & Teresa Hill

This painting is currently part of the IEA Open Exhibition display now showing at The Gallery, Holt until Tuesday 25 October.