VIDEO: Amazing standard at art group’s annual awards

ARTISTIC flair was showcased as a Felpham group celebrated in style.

Vivid colours, perfect brush strokes and delightful drawings were recognised when Felpham Art Group held their annual awards evening.

Felpham Art Group's winners and runners-up for 2013

Felpham Art Group's winners and runners-up for 2013

Group chairman Terry Collins said: “The standard this year has been truly amazing. It is fantastic to see so many paintings from so many different members.

“This is a prestigious event for us in the central point of our calender year that lets us see how other members are getting on.

“I am extremely proud of everything I personally have seen, and I am proud of the whole group, and it is great to see members’ hard work on show. ”

With some 307 offerings made up of 228 framed paintings and 79 unframed from 51 artists on show, picking the cream of the crop was not an easy decision – the difficult decision was left to independent judge and artist Caroline Barnes.

“The one comment Caroline made, which I think shows the quality of this year’s exhibition, is that she wished there were five awards in each category, because she thought so many were worthy. She was very complimentary about what she saw,” said Mr Collins.

The group’s president Lady Caroline Marshall faced a similar dilemma when she had to pick the winner and runner-up of the president’s plate.

“As always the standard is extremely high. Choosing has been very difficult. What I have seen has been so translucent, they are just delightful,” said Lady Caroline.

As well as picking her winner and runner-up Lady Caroline also made special mention to three 
other works.