Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pick of the Best

This week the gallery has been filled with pictures produced by children for our Big Draw competition. The special exhibition follows a series of workshops in October in which the youngsters were encouraged to draw from nature, using my pictures as inspiration.
More than 120 children took part, and we held a special opening over the weekend for the children and their parents to view the work.
The pictures the children produced were outstanding. I don't think I could have done half as well at their age. Here are some of the winners.
Pictured on the right is Emily Dalton, whose drawing earned her second place in the general public catagory.And this is six-year-old Poppy Hutchinson whose beautiful drawing of a tawny owl earned her third place.

Shelly Best, pictured here on the right with her sister Natalie, won highly commended for her work.
The Big Draw is all about encouraging people to look carefully at their surroundings, which is what you have to do when you draw. I was encouraged by the way in which these young people are so inquisitive and so enthused by wildlife.

It was very difficult choosing an overall winner from such outstanding pictures, but tomorrow I shall be announcing the Young Wildlife Artist of the Year.

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