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Art Success at the National IAPS Art Competition

Published Tuesday 30th of June 2015 12:19:03 PM

Three pupils from Leehurst Swan enjoyed success in the National IAPS 2015 Art competition. Georgina Bell, won the Year 7-8 category with a painting in acrylics, entitled ‘Sharon the shop lady serving in the local art shop’, Annie Johnson a pupil in year 5 came second with a very accomplished pastel sketch entitled ‘Friends having fun in the pool’. Finally, Emily Gale in year 10 took second place in her category with a black and white, 35mm photograph entitled ‘Surprise’. Congratulations to all three of these pupils who are invited to an award ceremony at Leamington Spa in July to receive their certificates. IAPS said in their feedback: The judging process was done completely “blind”. This means that our judge, Helen Nall, was provided only with the artwork and information directly relating to the work itself (size, title etc). IAPS did not provide her with any information about the pupil or school from which each artwork came. Lady Nall is an artist whose love of dogs, horses and wildlife is reflected in her animal portraits. Lady Nall, who paints as Helen Fergusson, also produces estate/shoot maps and cartoons. She said: “I would like to say how impressed I was with the standard of artwork and the breadth of imagination, using a wide range of mediums and techniques. There was great attention to detail in some pictures and also a vibrancy to them. When you are an artist, pictures ‘talk’ to you - albeit with colours and shapes, rather than words - and I enjoyed ‘listening’ to what they told me! “Well done everyone who submitted a picture, sculpture or photograph. Really incredible talent for such young artists - keep it up!”
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