Positive Lympstone

2023 Art Exhibition

Jul 1, 2023

The Lympstone Art Group Exhibition was held over half term week was enjoyed by many. We had a record number of 685 visitors and over 100 pieces of Artwork. The exhibition was judged by Angie Seaway, and she made the following awards at the Preview on 27th May.
The Alison Leadley Brown Cup for the Best Overall went to Mariangela Williams for her oil painting, “Woodland- On the Brink””. and Highly Recommended Awards went to Ceri Bateman for her Pen and ink picture” Exmouth Lifeboat Station” and to Sylvia Johnston for her Mixed Media Picture “Marmalade”.
The Norman de la Rue Prize winner was won by Lisa Moffat with her Watercolour “Lympstone” with Highly Commended Awards going to “Drying by the Shore”, a water colour by Rob Hilton and to Charlotte Ellis for her Lino Cut, “Gulls over Lympstone”.
The Pat Ferguson Award for the Best Abstract went to Melanie Bettridge, for her acrylic painting “Beneath the Sea”.
The award for best 3D Exhibit went to Mai Welton for her, “Hanging Ceramic Tile”. Highly Commended Awards went to John Welton for his wooden bowl, “Large Deep Cedar Bowl” and to Carol Kerr for her Slate Coasters decorated with colour pencil drawings of “British Wildlife”.
The winner of the raffle for the Collage by Jenny Moon, “Flying Geese” was Linda Lyon. The Exhibit voted as favourite in the exhibition was Judy Stutchbury’s concertina sketchbook of water colours of views around Lympstone.
The wonderful flower display was created by Pam Bailey and portrayed Charles II as a painter.
Our Exhibition next year will be 26th May to 2nd June. Anyone interested in joining the Lympstone Art Group- please contact Judith_carter@hotmail.com
We ran a COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS, up to age 16 during the exhibition week and we had over 40 entrants who painted or drew pictures on a post card. The winners were:
Amanda, age 4 “Two Grandads” Erin, age 5 “Under the Glitter Ball”
Evie Hands age 7, “Rainbow Seas” Alice Fitzgibbon, age 8 , “Estuary View”
Hugo Hilton, age 8 Puffin Archie Hilton, age 11 Flower in vase with verse
Leo Rowe, age 16,” Swan “
(photos on the back cover)

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