Judging at Adur Art Society 2009

Adur Art Society 2009 - Joe went along to judge the competition.

The standard was very high indeed. Alan Walker had five or six in the exhibition and one in the competition. I have published one of Alan's exhibition paintings here. It is my favourite but his exhibits included a stunning big painting from underneath the Eiffel Tower with soaring lattice work, and a virtually priceless piece of history in the form of a painting from outside Buckingham Palace dating from 1957, with exquisite and professionally painted figures in every day attire reflecting the era. What a painter.

There were plenty of other good painters. Subjects included a very well executed collage of the new gas fired power station and someone with the rare ability to place paint wet on the paper for a landscape and leave well alone no matter what.  

Alan Walker of Adur Art Society exhibited this painting, "High Summer, Berkshire" at the Adur Art Society annual exhibition, 2009. The strange lights and patterns are reflections in the glass.     

Immensely accomplished painter Alan Walker trained at Paris, and has a body of work spanning over 50 years. This painting is entitled 'High Summer, Berkshire' This is the Berkshire in England, not the USA, and personifies the great southern England wheat growing belt spanning several counties and broadly defined by the old regional term "Wessex". Its a land of sweeping hills and vast views. Alan Walker has captured the feel of this landscape perfectly.  

  

Hala Sabet won the Adur Art Society competition with "Rocks & Pebbles 2"