TALP Open 2020

WIN! Over 45 prizes to be won worth over £18,000!

Organised by The Artist and Leisure Painter in partnership with Patchings Art Centre

NOTE - the following information has been amended due to the situation surrounding Covid-19

We are looking for the best two-dimensional works in any media including drawings, paintings, printmaking and digital artwork from amateur painters in the Leisure Painter category, and from more experienced and professional artists in The Artist category. Up to 140 selected works from each category will be selected to be displayed in two separate online galleries, which will be available for viewing from July 9th, 2020

To enter, select an option from the box and click 'Start new entry'. If you have already started an entry but are yet to submit it, you can continue with that entry by clicking the 'Manage existing entries' button below the box and then selecting the entry you wish to edit.

We have created a step-by-step guide on how to enter our image-based competitions which can be found by clicking here, should you need it.

Good luck!

Closing date: 29/05/2020

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Meet the judges of this competition

Sally Bulgin 3
Sally Bulgin

Sally Bulgin has a BA in painting and art history and an MA and PhD in art history. She is editor of The Artist magazine and author of Oils Masterclass, Acrylics Masterclass and Light in Watercolour with Lucy Willis, published by HarperCollins, and Ken Howard A Personal View published by David & Charles

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Ingrid Lyon

Ingrid Lyon has a BA(Hons) in history and linguistics. She has been editor of Leisure Painter for nearly 20 years and has a passion for drawing and painting.

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Adebanji Alade

Adebanji Alade studied fine art in Nigeria and has a diploma in portraiture from Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, where he teaches in the Open Studio. He has exhibited widely and won many awards. Adebanji is vice president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, a council member of the Chelsea Art Society and an Urban Sketcher; he tutors workshops and gives demonstrations for art societies and also offers private coaching. For more information see www.adebanjialade.co.uk

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David Curtis
David Curtis

David Curtis is vice president of the Royal Society of Marine Artist, a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and patron of the Pure Watercolour Society. He has served on the selection committee of the Singer & Friedlander/SundayTimes watercolour competition and the board of governors of the Federation of British Artists. David has won many awards for his work and exhibits extensively; his paintings are held in private collections in the UK and abroad and he has had many books published on his work, as well as DVD films.

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John Sprakes
John Sprakes

John Sprakes is a member of the Royal Institue of Oil Painters, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. He has exhibited widely and won many awards for his work. To see more of John’s work visit https://johnsprakes.wordpress.com

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Liz Wood

Liz Wood From head of art department to self-employed artist, Liz is now working with her family in founding and developing Patchings Art Centre whilst teaching workshops and painting.

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