Catharine Davison Announced Winner Of The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize

The Lynn Foundation and The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers has announced, Catharine Davison, as winner of the 2014 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize. Her painting created en plein air, The Craggs at Dawn (from Carlton Hill) beat out stiff competition from a number of talented artists

During a private award ceremony, 17 March 2014, Davidson was presented with the £15,000 prize in addition to an engraved gold medal. The Young Artist Award of £2,500 was awarded to University of Brighton student, Charlie Schaffer, for his work, Antonio. Five Runner-up prizes of £1,500 each were awarded to; Peter Archer for Causeway; Wylie Craig for MD (Pierced); Anabel Cullen for Untitled (Adrian Gillian); Benjamin Hope for Self portrait in leftover paint; and David Tebbs for Catwalk No.1.

Now in its ninth year, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is a competition, which encourages creative representational painting and promotes the skill of draftsmanship. The 2014 exhibition comprises 85 works by 78 artists selected by a prestigious panel of judges; Peter Clossick, Artist; Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC, Artist; Paul Newland, Artist; Steve Pill, Editor Artists and Illustrators magazine; and Andrew Wilton, Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain. 2014.

Selector Steve Pill, shares his thoughts on the selection of the exhibition: I was keen to try and view each work from the perspective of a wider audience. The two stated aims of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize are to encourage creative representational painting and promote the skill of draughtsmanship, so I often asked myself: would we be fulfilling that promise by including this work? Would a visitor expecting these qualities be truly satisfied by every painting we chose? I hope you’ll agree that we have stayed true to those principles and selected a collection of work that really celebrates the vitality, diversity and skill of contemporary representational painting in the UK today.

The 2014 Lynn Painter-Stainers exhibition is open at the Mall Galleries, London SW1, from 17 to 22 March 2014. All works featured in the exhibition are for sale.

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