I’m delighted to have been awarded this year’s ING Discerning Eye Chair’s Prize for one of my paintings of Krystal Lowe and Gwen Davies made as part of my Kickstarter project, Painting Dance, a few years ago. Gwen and Krystal’s beautiful improvisations were a key part of my early experiments with collaborating directly with dancers, and continue to inform the work I’m doing now.
Many thanks to Beverley Knight – who selected two of my pictures for her area of the exhibition – and to the judges and all involved, and congratulations to all the other prize-winners and shortlisted artists. I last submitted pictures for this show in 2002, and it’s great to be involved again.
The exhibition features a huge array of work by six hundred artists, and can be viewed here until December 31st.
The second of my paintings in the show is Summer School 3, featuring Ann Louise Wall and Joseph Isaac Powell-Main rehearsing Divided We Stand at Ballet Cymru’s 2019 Wales International Ballet Summer School.