• The entrance at Somerset house, Gavin Turk door

    The entrance at Somerset house, Gavin Turk door

  • Look grumpy pre prize announcements, just very nervous

    Look grumpy pre prize announcements, just very nervous

  • My buddy Vaughn Horsman also on display with his big circle

    My buddy Vaughn Horsman also on display with his big circle

  • Neil Lawson Baker, Rob Devey and me

    Neil Lawson Baker, Rob Devey and me

  • Antony Gormley and me

    Antony Gormley and me

  • Antony Gormley, Neil Lawson Baker and me

    Antony Gormley, Neil Lawson Baker and me

The National Open Art Competition

On a sunny evening towards the end of  September I was lucky enough to be awarded the main prize at The National Open Art Competition, The Towry award for best in show. Here are some photos from the evening. I still haven’t really worked it out… winning it. But I’d like to make a massive thanks to the main man behind it Neil Lawson Baker and his excellent team of volunteers  Amanda Kings, Anne Menzies, Kate Thorpe, Jane Allen, Cloe Barrett. And Rob Devey with the Board at Towry Wealth Management who generously sponsor the show.

I was awarded the prize for a combination of two paintings, A Summer Retreat and Autumn Rhythm.