I’m thrilled to hear that I had been nominated for SAOY. It’s the first year I’ve done Open Studios from my home and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was quite nervous as didn’t know what to expect, but the public were very gentle with me! It was good to have time to chat to people in a relaxed space about my work and of course talk about New Dawn light installation in Westminster. I sold some prints too!
So, a big thanks to everyone who nominated me.
How to vote
The winner is determined by public vote. If you would like to vote for me or one of the other nominees, you need to visit our group exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham from 30th September – 11th November. Sorry no online voting!
During this exhibition visitors to the gallery are invited to vote for their favourite artist. The results of the vote, together with a second vote by a panel of judges, will determine the winner of Surrey Artist of the Year. The winner will receive an award of £1,000 to develop a solo exhibition at the gallery for the following year.
That sounds good to me!
The competition is organised in partnership with the Surrey Open Studios. It is supported by the Patricia Baines Trust. The Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition.