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FALLEN WINS TOP ART PRIZE

SAA ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2020

AMATEUR LANDSCAPES AND WOODLAND CATEGORY

September 10, 2020

I was so very surprised, and happy to receive an email this week informing me that my autumnal coloured pencil artwork has won the category prize in this year's SAA Artist of the Year Competition.

There were almost five thousand entries (not all to this category) and I've been and had a look and marvelled at so many beautiful creations. You should take a look too. 

https://community.saa.co.uk/challenges/artists-of-the-year-2020/ 

This piece was really challenging. It was started, and finished, on a wobbly hospital table where my pencils rolled around, and where my husband was having his chemo.  I am so grateful to the nurses who looked after us for all those months in 2019.

The original is one of my absolute favourites and hangs in my hall gallery at home.

FLYING SAUCERS WIN UKCPS PRIZE

Aug 1, 2020

I am thrilled to announce that my Flying Saucers Invasion drawing has won the UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS) Monthly Theme Competition for August. 

If you are a member on their Facebook Page you will see this (or a cropped version at least) as their Group Banner for the whole of August.

I also win bragging rights, and get the pleasure of choosing the next winner for the September banner.

In other UKCPS related news, I put together the Society's article in the September edition of Ann Kullberg's Color Magazine.  Go check it out and see what the Society (and I) have been getting up to!

CP Magic Magazine Cover

INTERVIEW WITH CARRIE LEWIS - CP MAGIC MAGAZINE

June 1, 2020

So I guess I'm famous now, right?!

My first interview, where I talk about how I got started after leaving work in 2017, my working environment, and my plans for the future.

Also, there is a short tutorial on how to draw my red octopus on black paper.  It is my first attempt at a tutorial, so please forgive me the lack of helpful hints.  I will do better next time.

Click on the picture link to take you to the magazine.

OM NOM NOM WINS

UKCPS BEST PICTURE AWARD

INSIDE THE LINES EXHIBITION 2019

December 01, 2019

I am shocked and thrilled to have been awarded this year's Best Picture prize for my drawing "Om nom nom".  The judges awarded this for, "challenge of the subject matter and impressive technical competence." 

This drawing represents a year of progress and improvement for me, and the award is a wonderful and uplifting conclusion that I could never have predicted.  I am so honored to have been chosen from the long list of fantastic entries.

You can see the full exhibition on the UKCPS website

https://ukcps.org.uk/index.php/online-2019-gallery 

I won bragging rights, and £200, which I have spent already.

 
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