Saturday, November 7, 2009

People's Choice Award 2009

"Heart Of An Angel"

I am honored to announce that I have won the People's Choice Award in the Olney Arts Council's Fine Art Show this year. This award means a great deal to me because the votes came from the general public who could have cast their vote for any of the wonderful pieces of artwork from all mediums, but they chose my Heart Of An Angel as their favorite. I have never been a big fan of competitions because it is very easy to get wrapped up in the desire to win and become critical of others work when in the end the decision lies in the hands of one individual's or one panel's idea of what is a winning image. That, in my opinion, is not what art is about. I do this because I love creating stunning prints....for myself .....and for my fans and collectors who are moved by my work. So it is very humbling when the people choose my artwork above others. I would like to thank everyone who attended the show in support of the Olney Arts Council and the many talented artists on display.

I am also pleased to announce that the winning piece will be on permanent display in the Holiday Hotel and Restaurant in Olney, IL. The owners have been long-time supporters of my work and they are thrilled to add the People's Choice to their collection. They invite everyone to stop by and see the piece often.