Surrey Wildlife Trust puts winners’ work on display
There are just a few days left to view the winning entries in the Wild Surrey Art & Photography Competition.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Surrey Wildlife Trust is exhibiting the work at Guildford House Gallery until Sunday, 16th June.
The over-18 winner of the art category is artist and art tutor Charlotte Baker from Woking, with Midnight Prince. “Foxes are really mischievous creatures but I think they are so majestic. I wanted to capture that royalty in this piece. I’m really overwhelmed to win.”
The over-18 winner of the photography category is Matthew Nunn, Farnham, with Swan, Frensham Pond. “I went for a walk around Frensham Ponds and grabbed my camera as I wanted to capture the drip shot. I set the shutter to freeze the drip and was absolutely thrilled I got exactly what I wanted. Winning the competition has inspired me to go forward with my photography – all thanks to Surrey Wildlife Trust.”
The under-18 winner of the art category is Isabelle Saunders, 13, a pupil from Manor House School with Bluebell Badger. “I love bluebells and badgers and I painted them from my imagination. I was surprised to win because I didn’t even realise there would be winners. But I’m so pleased because I’ve loved art since I was little.”
The under-18 winner of the photography category is Caitlin Ruddock with Butterfly Crossing.
Highly commended are:
Art, over 18 – Shannon Van Lier, Tawny Owl; Alexandra Oldham, Thoughtful Things; Paula Boyd Barrett, Striding Out; Katie Bree Art, Round Leaved Sundew; Emma Bloomfield, The Elusive Kingfisher; Imogen Hartridge, The Conservation Pond, Ashtead; Lisa Benson, My Stag Hill
Photography, over 18 – Alan Seymour, Inquistive Brock; Amanda Cook, Morning Has Broken
Art, under 18 – Alicia Manrique, Bee Aware; Ash Morgan, Scaly Sojourner; Margarita Harff, The Incredible Insect
The exhibition features 80 works showing an appreciation of Surrey’s wildlife.