We’re delighted that so many of the artists we selected for Buy Art | Buy Now were recognised with prizes and awards in Society Annual Exhibitions in 2017. Many of the FBA Societies offer valuable prizes to the artists exhibiting in their Annual Exhibitions, to reward talent and support individuals in their ongoing careers. Below you can see a selection of the winning artists and their works, available to purchase on Buy Art | Buy Now.
Twenty-three-year-old Bernadett Timko received The Prince of Wales’ Award for Portrait Drawing. Timko is currently studying portrait painting and figurative sculpture at the Heatherley School of Fine Art. She is a prolific painter of great promise, and at Buy At | Buy Now we are delighted to receive new works from her regularly, such as the self-portrait, ‘B II’.
Bernadett Timko, B II
Frances Bell received first prize in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Winsor and Newton Young Artist Awards, recognising emerging artists’ creativity and talent in oils. Bell is greatly inspired by juxtapositions of cultivated and wild spaces and wildlife, as evidenced by her works on Buy Art | Buy Now, such as ‘Cattle in the Morning Mist’.
Frances Bell, Cattle in the Morning Mist
Tony Allain PS received two prizes in 2017; the Artists & Illustrators Award, and the Schmincke Award. Allain lives and works in the ancient seaside town of Marazion in West Cornwall. Marine works such as ‘Bosham Sunset’ are a testament to the artist’s dedicated observation and representation of coastal life.
Tony Allain PS, Bosham Sunset
Benjamin Hope received the ROI Winsor and Newton Non-Member Award. Hope is a self-taught artist who took the road less-travelled by studying Mathematics and Physics at Cambridge University to PhD level. His latest works on Buy Art | Buy Now demonstrate the artist’s dual love of urban and coastal scenes.
Benjamin Hope, Penzance Promenade Sunset 1
Pete ‘the street’ Brown is well-known and well-loved in the British contemporary art community. In 2017, the artist received the New English Art Club’s Critics’ Prize and the NEAC Winsor and Newton Award. His plein air works are currently exhibited in Mall Galleries’ Reception Selection.
Peter Brown, The Old Bailey
Daniel Shadbolt received The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Non-Member’s Prize. Shadbolt presents domestic settings in oils, combining colour and tone to create a realism in his spaces, regardless of whether they are populated by a human figure. The expressive brush strokes and contrasting colour palette of ‘Guitar’ exemplifies the artist’s original style.
Daniel Shadbolt, Guitar
Annie Boisseau received the Royal Society of British Artists’ Winsor and Newton Award for Painting. Boisseau, who teaches Art at the University of Surrey, considers her style to be a contemporary interpretation of Romantic landscape painting. Works like ‘Cielo Roto’ are inspired by an emotional response to the natural world, and investigate the often-transient qualities of time, space, memories, and emotions through expressive semi-abstract painting.
Annie Boisseau, Cielo Roto
Harriet Mead PSWLA received the Society of Wild Life Artists’ Langford Press 3D Award. Mead works with scrap metal, scavenging old tools and discarded items from farm yards and sheds to render the musculature of her characterful wild life subjects. The dynamism of ‘Chasing Hares’ is indicative of the artist’s alchemical transformation of waste material into award-winning wildlife art.