Third time lucky for Kerry

Third time lucky for Kerry

Kerry with her winning painting (9058419)

Kerry with her winning painting (9058427)

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IT was third time lucky for Kerry Lisa Davies after she landed top prize in the St Helens Open Art Competition.

After finishing third and second in recent years, the painter won with her seascape picture titled ‘The Bog Deep’.

Kerry, who has recently been able to devote more time to painting since the youngest of her three sons started school, said: “I’m thrilled to win. In term time I can now paint ten hours a day and take the opportunity to realise the many images I’ve been storing up for the past ten years.”

Kerry paints mainly in oils and plans to concentrate on landscapes. But she will continue painting wildlife subjects which she uses to raise funds for conservation issues close to her heart.

Second prize went to Philip Wilkinson for his painting ‘Terminus’ while Tony Garner took third spot with ‘A Building of Severe Aspect’.

Category winners were: Lauren Haddock (3D), Joan Birkett (Abstract), Frances Heyes (Landscape), Peter Humphreys (Portrait), Dom Bittner (Drawing) and Mark Higham

(Photography/Digital Art).

Artists highly commended by the judges were: Samuel Westhead, John Guy, Thomas Mulvanny, Roy Matthews, Tony Bishop, Sue Donnelly OBE, George Murphy and Mark Crosby.

All winners were announced at a presentation evening at The World of Glass attended by the Mayor of St Helens Councillor Geoff Pearl.

Visitors to The World of Glass can still cast their vote for the one remaining award, ‘The People’s Choice’.

The St Helens Open Art Exhibition runs at The World of Glass until Friday, September 5.

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6:35pm Fri 15 Aug 14

keepitreel says...

is this woman a professional artist,or has won the lottery or pools or her husband has a very good job,3 kids at school all the materials needed to paint spending 10 hours a day painting,hope she isnt claiming benefits or jsl etc.
is this woman a professional artist,or has won the lottery or pools or her husband has a very good job,3 kids at school all the materials needed to paint spending 10 hours a day painting,hope she isnt claiming benefits or jsl etc. keepitreel
  • Score: -8

8:57pm Mon 18 Aug 14

kerryld says...

Yes I am a professional artist and have been painting for some time now I am represented by an international gallery and I take commissions. I can work up to 10 hours in a day at my most busy times and I work very hard! I do not claim anything I work for a living hope this puts your mind at rest!! Are you very bored?
Yes I am a professional artist and have been painting for some time now I am represented by an international gallery and I take commissions. I can work up to 10 hours in a day at my most busy times and I work very hard! I do not claim anything I work for a living hope this puts your mind at rest!! Are you very bored? kerryld
  • Score: 6

1:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14

DrChan says...

Well done Kerry! It's sad what some people perceive the arts to be frivolous pursuits, and don't recognise the hard work that goes into art. I think St Helens as a whole would benefit with more promotion of art, and local artists. Good luck and I hope I get to see the exhibition.
Well done Kerry! It's sad what some people perceive the arts to be frivolous pursuits, and don't recognise the hard work that goes into art. I think St Helens as a whole would benefit with more promotion of art, and local artists. Good luck and I hope I get to see the exhibition. DrChan
  • Score: 3

2:35pm Thu 21 Aug 14

mattmxl says...

kerryld wrote:
Yes I am a professional artist and have been painting for some time now I am represented by an international gallery and I take commissions. I can work up to 10 hours in a day at my most busy times and I work very hard! I do not claim anything I work for a living hope this puts your mind at rest!! Are you very bored?
Why the condescending end to your comment? He had the right to ask that question!
[quote][p][bold]kerryld[/bold] wrote: Yes I am a professional artist and have been painting for some time now I am represented by an international gallery and I take commissions. I can work up to 10 hours in a day at my most busy times and I work very hard! I do not claim anything I work for a living hope this puts your mind at rest!! Are you very bored?[/p][/quote]Why the condescending end to your comment? He had the right to ask that question! mattmxl
  • Score: -3

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