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Artists paint for prizes
1:20pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
ARTISTS have been painting for prizes and public acclaim in Comberbach.
The 12th annual Comberbach Art Group Exhibition attracted more than 300 visitors who came to see more than 260 exhibits submitted by 51 artists.
Adrian Sumner, arts development officer for Cheshire West and Cheshire, judged the work and presented prizes to entrants, including members of Comberbach Art Group (CAG) and visiting artists.
The first prize in the open category went to Tony O'Neill for his pencil study with second prize won by Peter Hiett, from Great Budworth, with one of his Hapoken series and third prize going to Percy Burton, from Widnes, for his alkyd oil portrait of Jessica Ennis.
Tony, chairman of CAG, said: “We were delighted in the interest shown by the artists in the county and by the high quality of the artwork exhibited.
“We were equally thrilled with the public response of over 300 visitors coming through the doors.”
Ellie Holt, from Comberbach, received the inaugural Eldridge Prize for best artwork from a CAG member entitled Sturminster Newton Mill.
The People’s Choice Award went to Peter Twist, Oakmere resident and CAG member, for a sepia watercolour of Liverpool Docks.
He said: “I have only been painting since I retired seven years ago and I derive my inspiration from both the professional interest I had in building design and the beautiful countryside in which I live.
“I am simply delighted by this public acclamation of my work.”
CAG meets on Monday mornings at Comberbach Methodist Church Hall and new members are always welcome.
For more information ring Midge Broadhurst on 01925 266798.
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