It’s fair to say that the very first Portrait Artist of the Year competition exceeded our wildest expectations. Huge amounts of planning went into this – and credit especially to David Millidge for all the work that he put in.
10 artists spent 4 hours painting one of our two models – the Rev. Dan Pierce and Jill Beyerman – before the winners were decided by our independent judges : Gill Norris, Michelle Parsons and Vin Harrop – all of whom have many years of experience and excellent credentials.
During the course of the day more than 350 people came to watch the artists at work as well as view the artworks on display in St Mary Magdalen Church or take part in our young children’s “I Spy” Art Trail.
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