In 2017 I competed on Sky Arts Landscape artist of the Year for a chance to win a £10,000 commission for Theatre Royal Drury Lane’s permanent collection. Fortunately enough for me- I won. I traveled to to Jamaica where I explored the home of legendary playwright Noel Coward’s home- Firefly. Once back, I completed the commission painting and unveiled it in front of the cameras.
Scroll down to see my progression through the competition…
The Winners film, featured images from Jamaica and the unveiling….
To see artworks created since returning from the Carribean, click here .
The FINAL for Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 was at Winkworth arboretum in Surrey, where I competed against two other fantastic artists for the chance to win. Click on the images to see more:
Winkworth practice study 1
As part of the final, we were sent to three different locations around the UK for a commission. I visited Kilchern Castle on Loch Awe in Scotland. Here are the artworks done afterwards and images from my visit:
The Semi final was at Eynsford in Kent at the Hop house farm, famous for its Lavender fields.
Heat six was series located on the Gower peninsular in South Wales.
In preparation for the heat stage on Landscape Artist of the year, I visited the local National Trust property of Kedleston Hall near Derby. A few practice paintings and sketches resulted in the following version with oil on board (23 x 36 cm)