Thursday, 27 October 2011

On the Shortlist

I have just returned from a very busy and successful week in London.  I was exhibiting (and working) with Beside The Wave Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair

It was hard work but very enjoyable, a fantastic buzz to the whole event and I got to meet several people who had only been blogging names to me before. 

I sold a lot of work, both mine and the other artists that the gallery represents, got some commissions and was approached by another gallery about an exhibition. 

So I returned home on a bit of a high to find a message about the Artist of the Year Award which is being run by Artist and Illustrators magazine.  Now I am impossibly excited!  I have been shortlisted!

There is a voting page with all of the images, I am in the landscape section.  Looking through them I think the standard is high so I will be extremely proud to win but I am very proud to have been shortlisted. 

The image above is the painting, the River Helford  (of course) and here is where you can vote

Check out the others as well, they are all interesting paintings. 

I had actually forgotten that I had entered, I have to frame the painting now, in super quick time and get it delivered up to London, right by where I was staying a couple of days ago!  I am just relieved that I hadn't exhibited it of sold it!!


magsramsay said...

Congratulations - as it happens as an A&I subscriber I'd already voted for this!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Sarah...such a stunning painting ans having seen you paint in real life, I can imagine standing before this one too. Best of luck!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Congrats, Sarah! Thanks for the link to vote. I would have been bummed not knowing about this.

Bruce Sherman said...

Congratulations... from Canada Sarah! I voted for your entry!

An excitng... unusual composition... wonderfully painterly and fluid use of the medium! A gem!

Good luck with the contest! It surely merits "the nod"!

Good Painting!
Warm regards,
Bruce Sherman

trevor said...

attagirl. you work hard and deserve success

suzanneberry said...

OH MY!! sarah heartfelt congratulations on the sales and most especially the short list for that award!! i have goose flesh! how wonderfully proud you must feel! and that painting is stunning! i'm off to vote and best of luck to you!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Sarah, that is a stunning painting. My eye travels to the beautiful color changes in the water and back around!!
Congratulations! Well deserved.