I heard late last night that I have been awarded FIRST PRIZE at the Wells Art Contemporary! Look it is written here in black and white >>
I have to say, it was quite a shock and a delight to get such validation of my art, particularly with the extremely high profile judges who were awarding the prizes: Sir Peter Blake, Brendan Neiland, Bruce McLean, Christian Furr, Joe Tilson, Martin Fuller, Patrick Hughes, Brad Faine, Donald Smith, Ivor Abrahams, Tom Philips and curator Roy Ackerman CBE.
My prize is a 10-day solo exhibition at 45 Park Lane, London, including an opening night reception and overnight stay at the hotel!
I think I used the twitter hashtag #slightlyshockedbutchuffed last night.
In a bid to temper the sweet taste of victory, I did the washing up and updated my Saatchi online profile.
This is the winning painting