Local artist scoops national awards!
PUBLISHED: 17:37 20 October 2010 | UPDATED: 18:02 20 February 2013
A Kingskerswell man is delighted to have gained national recognition for two of his works at The United Kingdom Colour Pencil Society's Annual Open International Exhibition, held this year at Stamford in Lincolnshire.
A Kingskerswell man is delighted to have gained national recognition for two of his works at The United Kingdom Colour Pencil Societys Annual Open International Exhibition, held this year at Stamford in Lincolnshire.
Brian Ainsworth submitted two drawings to this prestigious event and was thrilled when both were accepted for hanging in the show. Pat Heffer, UKCPS Exhibition Director said; There were 150 entries, from which 106 were selected, Brian did brilliantly to receive awards for both of his entries, only one other artist managed to receive 100% awards, obviously apart from those who only entered one picture. Hundreds of visitors went to the exhibition and we look forward to next years exhibition which will be held in London.
A panel of judges awarded him the Faber Castell Award for his characterful portrait of Ross and Highly Commended for Bessie, Brians Springer Spaniel, set against a delightful Dartmoor backdrop.
A graphic designer by trade, Brians style is highly realistic and the detail is breathtaking Ive been working on a series of endangered species, including tigers and gorillas, as this is a particular interest of mine, he says, and this time of year tends to be busy with commissions, as a portrait of a favourite pet makes a unique Christmas present.
The winning drawings and other examples of Brians work can be seen by prior arrangement at Rock House B & B in Kingskerswell (Tel 01803 404990) which he runs with his wife Alison, and on his website, www.brianainsworth.co.uk