Following on from our last post, here are all the winners of this year’s Sunday Times Watercolour competition.
First prize – £10,000 – John Hunt
John Hunt studied Art and Design at the Hammersmith College of Art in London (1972-76) and later Graphic Design at Reigate College of Art (1986-88). He has worked as a Freelance Illustrator and Lecturer teaching Art in Adult Education. John’s prize winning painting, “A Hill Near Stroud”, was painted on a recent visit to the area with his wife.
Second Prize – £6,000 – Jonathan Pitts
Jonathan Pitts studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art (2002-05) and since then he has had numerous exhibitions. Jonathan is a young and emerging ‘en plein air’ landscape artist. He makes all his paintings outside from start to finish, often in adverse weather conditions.
Smith and Williamson Cityscape Prize – £1,500 – Dennis Roxby Bott RWS
Dennis Roxby Bott studied at the Colchester School of Art followed by the Norwich School of Art. He became a member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1983. Architecture has provided the inspiration for much of his work. He has had several one man exhibitions and has had work commissioned by the National Trust and Sothebys, among others.
Vintage Classics Prize for Cover Art – £500 – Philip Ciolina
We mentioned Philip Ciolina’s work in our last post. He studied painting at the RCA in London and the Cite International des Art in Paris. He has exhibited internationally (Italy, Spain, Germany and the USA) and his work has been displayed at the Hayward, Barbican, Art First and the Fine Art Society.
June Berry studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. In 2001 she was elected vice president of the Royal Watercolour Society.
Highly Commended – David Paul Gleeson
David Gleeson is based in Stafford and studied Visual Art at Aberystwyth University.