In this jubilee year, the art world has inspired lots of talented individuals to participate in art competitions with Britain at the heart of their theme. New student, Julie Ann Maguire, who joined the Portraiture Certificate course in January this year, took a little time out recently from her studies at London Art College and entered a still life rendering in coloured pencil for the Leisure Painters “Best of Britain” competition.
Last week she received some brilliant news that her painting, “Jubilee in Isolation” has won first prize in this national art magazine’s competition. With her course studies almost complete, Julie has also become a member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS) and intends to enrol onto the LAC’s Coloured Pencil Certificate course in the near future.
“I want to develop my art skills further and, as a full-time housewife and part-time working mum, I find CP to be an ideal medium that allows me to express my creativity.” Julie will receive a £500 Jubilee Commemorative Box from Derwent Pencils and her prizewinning entry can be viewed online. The winning image will also be featured in the January 2013 edition of the Leisure Painter. Anyone interested in joining the UKCPS or subscribing to the Leisure Painter magazine, please see relevant links below: