Sunday, 25 February 2018

Southampton open art competition 2018 winning ART

Southampton open art competition 2018 winning ART

Martin Davey winter street oil painting seasons
Martin Davey with the 'Winter Shopping Season Southampton' oil painting on display at the gallery
During January 2018 I participated in the 'open art' competition held at the important Southampton City art gallery, UK. The subject was the 'seasons', and this subject could be interpreted in any way, not just the time of the year. I produced 3 paintings during the last few months of 2017, for handing in during January the following year, and was pleased to find that all three paintings were selected for the exhibition. One painting however actually won the exhibition (Winter Shopping Season Southampton), coming in to win the 1st prize in the main category, beating over 500+ pieces of other artwork..

All three paintings are landscape in subject, and based on local places. One is of a location in the New Forest, very near to the city of Southampton. The other two show locations in the city, the first one being the Cenotaph in one of the main parks within Southampton. The remaining picture shows a pedestrian crossing along one of the main streets used by shoppers.

The prize giving was held on the 3rd February at the gallery with many in attendance, with the Mayor of the city awarding the prizes. 
M P Davey picture plaque in city gallery
Picture label with judges comments
gallery winner space 2018 art exhibition
The painting with the other top winning entries
The three paintings at the gallery, submitted for the 'seasons' open art competition 2018. 

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