Budleigh art exhibition winner revealed
PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 August 2018
A painting which shows the people behind the bread sold at Otterton Mill's bakery has won a prestigious award.
At a preview event for Budleigh Salterton’s 39th summer exhibition, Alastair Urquart presented the Alan Cotton Trophy to John Washington for his picture ‘Gerry, Paul and Roger’.
The painting shows three men who produce flour for the bread that’s sold in the artisan bakery at Otterton Mill and is one of a series of artworks John is creating to record the talents of East Devon craftspeople.
The main week-long Budleigh Art Club exhibition came to an end on Monday (August 27). Throughout the event, demonstrations have taken place and there was a charity raffle to win a portrait painting being commissioned by John Washington.
A spokesperson for the art club said most of the pictures were for sale and visitors were also invited to vote for their favourite.
Prize winners at the exhibition were as follows:
Best oil painting – The Alan Cotton Trophy – John Washington for ‘Gerry, Paul and Roger’.
Best 3D painting – The Pricilla Hull Award – Veronica Tosh for ‘Relaxation 1’.
Best watercolour – Talisman Trophy – Bob Seabright for ‘Breaking Wave’.
Best line or ‘line and wash’ – The Lesley Ransley Cup – Jenni Crabtree for ‘Fit for a Prince’.
Best acrylic – The Beryl Hammond Award – Ruth Rockett for ‘Hopscotch and Graffiti’.
Best monoprint or other medium – The Brook Gallery Award – Jacki Stones ‘Clearing in the Mist’.