Sunday, 5 April 2009

Three UKCPS members to exhibit in "Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009"

Last year, the winner of the title Wildlife Artist of the Year was coloured pencil artist and UKCPS member Richard Childs with his coloured pencil drawing The Hope of Sepilok which was also a prizewinner at the UKCPS Annual Exhibition in 2007.

Nature's Own Athletes
15" v 20",
coloured pencils on Canford Mi Teintes

copyright Margaret Edwards

This year three UKCPS members have had their work accepted for the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009 exhibition to be held at the Mall Galleries, London from 1st-6th June 2009.

The exhibition is sponsored by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
Hot Spot
8" x 20",
coloured pencils on Arches Hot Press

copyright Gayle Mason

The artists whose work has been accepted are detailed below.
I've provided dimensions of the image and details of the supports for those interested in such things. Note none are small!

Kaziranga Princess
18" x 26",
Prismacolor on dark grey mountboard
copyright Johnathan Newey

This year's prizewinners will be announced at a special preview evening at the Mall Galleries in London on June 1.

I'll be asking each of the artists to do an interview for this blog discussing their approach to wildlife art - a very popular subject for a number of uKCPS members - and, in particular, their particular coloured pencil drawing for Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009.

Watch out for more posts about wildlife art in coloured pencil between now and June!

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1 comment:

Lene Daugaard said...

Wonderful news - congratulations to the artists !


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