Monday, May 07, 2012

Exciting News!


I've had some amazing, exciting news recently which I wanted to share with my blog friends.  My painting "Cosmic Poppies" has won the SAA Amateur Artist of the Year award for 2012!  The news came in a phone call from the Chairman of the Society for All Artists and to say I was speechless would be an understatement, in fact I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried tears of joy for the whole day!

This is a huge honour for me, I have never, ever won anything before, and this was only the second time I entered the SAA competition..... the first time I didn't even get anything shortlisted.  My prizes are an engraved goblet and £100 for art materials, plus my painting will be featured in the SAA members magazine "Paint" in July with a short interview.

I realise you've all seen this before but here it is again, my award-winning watercolour!
Cosmic Poppies - Watercolour on paper, 15" x 11"

17 comments:

Emily Lagore said...

Well deserved I would say!!!

Congratulations Ruth!! Very exciting indeed:)

lkpainter said...

Congratulations! It is a gorgeous piece and you deserved the win!

Steven said...

Congrats! Looks great. :)

Toni said...

Congratulations!!! New to reading your blog and this piece is well deserving of an award.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Congratulations and well deserved which such a marvelous painting of the poppies. Fantastic. I understand that you were excited.
Lovely greet
Marja

renate said...

Hello Ruth:) This is not a surprise to me. It is such a beuatiful painting! I'm so happy for you. I would cry too:) Congratulations and enjoy the winnersfeeling for a long time!!!

debwardart said...

Fantastic painting - so vibrant - you captured the beauty of the flower in a unique and unexpected way that totally grabs our attention - congratulations! - and many more awards to follow, I'm sure.

Janina B. said...

Bezaubernde Leichtigkeit. Absolute Harmonie zwischen Farbe und Natur.
Grüsse Dich
janina

Sonia Aguiar said...

Enhorabuena Ruth. Es una acuarela merecedora del premio. Saludos.

Sadami said...

Hi, Ruth,
Brillinat! The title exactly overlaps what I imagine.
Cheers, Sadami

Studio at the Farm said...

Ruth, "Cosmic Poppies" is most deserving of the award! CONGRADULATIONS!

AtelierBrigitte said...

This beautiful painting deserved to be rewarded! Congrats!

Theresa Evans said...

Congratulations! Very well deserved .. it's a really beautiful painting!

Dee Doyle said...

How exciting for you! I remember when your poppies were first published. I thought that they were award-winning then! Congratulations! Well done!

Diana said...

Congratulations Ruth, That is gorgeous!!! Very Well deserved! BRavo!love,Diana

Ruth S Harris said...

I can't tell you all how thrilled I am that you are celebrating this with me, thank you! It's exciting but scary at the same time!

JANE MINTER said...

Congratulations !!! that's fantastic news Ruth ... very well deserved .. your poppies "jump off" the page.