I had an absolutely fab time at the New Light prize exhibition, I had a chance to meet some like minded artists with similar interests and chatted about things that could happen in the future (watch this space). I also managed to meet some of the judges Charming Baker and Reyahn King, and a very quick chat with New Lights CEO Emerson Mayes. I have always found openings a bit taunting and definitely not my thing, but as all the artist and judges had a chance to meet each other during the pre-preview and with everyone wearing badges, this seemed to break the ice and it became a lot more relaxed and a low key affair. Besides we were all there for the same thing; to celebrate Northern Art.
Congratulations to Christopher Cook and his ‘Forbidden Fruit‘ (above) – winner of the Valeria Sykes Award also :-
David Chandler’s ‘The Lobby‘ (above) – winner of the Patrons Choice Award.
Deborah Grice’s ‘Coastal Moonlight II‘ (above) – winner of the Saul Hay Emerging Artist Award.
Jan Huntley Peace’s ‘Evaporate‘ (above) – Winner of the New Light Purchase Prize.
I couldn’t leave it there, the exhibition is full of fabulous paintings and prints by very talented artists, I am so proud to be a part of it I just thought I would share a few more artists with you:-
James Naughton’s ‘Subterrain‘
Glenn Ibbitson’s ‘Barcode: WS19842017‘ and
Glenn Ibbitson’s ‘Human Bridge‘
Tony Noble’s ‘Temple‘
Josh Newsome’s ‘Towards Birdwell‘
and many many more………