New UKCPS member wins “Best of British” Competition
This highly successful jubilee year has inspired many talented individuals to
participate in art competitions and exhibitions across the length and breadth of the
country and Britain has been at the heart of their themes.
New UKCPS member, Julie Ann Maguire became a prizewinner in October 2012 when her cp rendering of “Jubilee in isolation” won first place in the leisure category of the Best of British
competition held by the Leisure Painter and The Artist magazines.
Julie, a part-time working mum and full-time housewife, is also a student of the
London Art College and has recently gained a distinction in their portraiture
certificate course. Her husband, Michael describes her as an “emerging talent”. He
says “She has the potential to achieve great things in the art world. She doesn’t
realise just how much talent she has. She’s been drawing since her late teens and
never had the opportunity or income to follow a traditional academic route. She’s
always put the family first so attending a local art college was never an option. LAC
provides an alternative in distance learning using the latest web technology for the
submission of assignments and is backed up by quality tutors and a thriving online
forum.” Julie has enrolled on the coloured pencil certificate course with London Art
College intending to make cp her preferred media as an artist.
Julie is looking forward to her membership with UKCPS. She has lots of ideas
and hopes to enter future exhibitions with the focus on gradually developing her work
towards signature status. Her reward for winning the Leisure Painter competition was
a commemorative wooden box of pencils, worth £500, provided by Derwent. This
takes pride of place in Julie’s household along with a canvas print of her artwork and
the winning image will also feature in the January issue of the magazine.
Tuesday 20 November 2012