I am thrilled to bits!! One of my paintings has been picked for the prestigious Serco Prize for Illustration Exhibition at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London. I was one of 50 chosen from hundreds of entrants in the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014.
The London Transport Museum and Serco, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI), is delighted to host the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014. This year the theme is London Stories.
Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always held fascination, from the anecdotal urban myth to grand tales of historic legend. The aim of the competition is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates a vibrant, multi layered London.
For the Serco Prize I entered my eye witness painting of the Jubilee River Pageant in 2012. The painting captures the atmosphere, the crowds and even the rain!
Terry and I will be travelling to London for the private view and awards presentation and the launch of ‘London Stories’ on Wednesday 12th February 2014.
I am sooo excited, I already feel as if I have won! Just to have a piece chosen and displayed in this prestigious exhibition in London, is an incredible honour, I am delighted.
There will be award winners; the first prize winner will have their image displayed on a London Transport Museum poster as well as a substantial cash prize. There is also the possibility that shortlisted images will be featured on merchandise sold in the museum shop.
The next chance to see my folk art in the UK is my new collection “The World that Hands Built”, a solo exhibition at the Museum of Cannock Chase, Monday 10th March to Sunday 27th April 2014.
This year I will be taking part in the 47th Meeting of Naive Artists in Slovenia, in June. In light of 2014 as European year for Reconciling Work and Family Life they decided to dedicate the whole year to women artists. Then in August I will be teaching again in the lovely Heritage Park in little Unnaryd, Sweden.