Winners of Sunday Times Watercolour Competition announced
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is delighted to announce the prize winners of the 2015 Competition.
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is delighted to announce the prize winners of the 2015 Competition. Now in its 28th year, the competition is the largest and most prestigious showcase of contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Generously sponsored by Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group, the competition aims to celebrate and reward excellence and originality in the medium of watercolour. The First Prize of £10,000, is this year awarded to Akash Bhatt, for Blue Room, one of a series of drawings and paintings of the artist's mother. Bhatt studied at the University of Westminster and went on to do a postgraduate diploma at Central Saint Martins. Michael Williams is awarded the Second Prize of £6,000 for Land, Sea, Island, which depicts the Welsh island of Skomer across a turbulent stretch of water called Jack Sound. Michael was born in India, but later moved to London, where he taught Art History at Central Saint Martins and then Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. The Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize of £1,500 goes to Leo Davey for Drip... Regents Canal. Davey studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Art in Cornwall and currently works as a full time artist from his studio/gallery in his hometown of Minehead, West Somerset. A selection of all the shortlisted works – 90 works by 80 artists – will be on show at the Mall Galleries, London from 14 – 19th September 2015. The London show will be followed by The Smith & Williamson Tour to venues across the UK, including Castle Fine Art, Birmingham (10 - 18 October 2015) and Guildford House Gallery, Guildford (14 November 2015 - 2 January 2016).