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!