2012 Cheshire Life Young Artist of the Year competition presentation evening, Stanneylands Hotel

PUBLISHED: 23:07 17 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:33 20 February 2013

2012 Cheshire Life Young Artist of the Year competition presentation evening, Stanneylands Hotel

2012 Cheshire Life Young Artist of the Year competition presentation evening, Stanneylands Hotel

Talented teenagers whose artistic creations impressed judges of the first ever Cheshire Life Young Artist of the Year competition gathered at the Stanneylands Hotel, Styal, for a lively presentation evening.

Cheshire Life would like to thank:

The judges for their interest and expertise.

Fred Aldous art suppliers of Manchester for their generous provision of prizes. Fred Aldous, 37 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1LW
www.fredaldous.co.uk

The Stanneylands Hotel (Cheshire Life Hotel of the Year) for their generous hospitality for the prizegiving night. Stanneylands Hotel, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4EY.
www.primahotels.co.uk

Talented teenagers whose artistic creations impressed judges of the first ever Cheshire Life Young Artist of the Year competition gathered at the Stanneylands Hotel, Styal, for a lively presentation evening.


The winner and runners-up were presented with certificates and vouchers for art materials from Cheshire Life editor Louise Taylor and the judges who had been so impressed by their creations.


The teenagers, their families and friends, listened while head judge and artist Malcolm Croft, commended their work. We didnt know quite what to expect but we were genuinely impressed by the quality of work and the range of styles submitted. Its heartening to know there is so much creativity among local young people.


Winner Jamie Hammill from Macclesfield received a voucher for 200 of art materials from Fred Aldous in Manchester. Jamie plans to begin studying art at university after A levels later this year. The judges described his sculpture of a torso and heart as a mature work which was truly impressive and a work of great technical merit. He created lifelifelifelifethe sculpture two years ago when he was barely 16.


Jamie said: Im really excited to win and couldnt quite believe it when I got the news. Seeing a picture of my work in the magazine was fantastic and it should support my application to art college. Its amazing.
Ella Schultz, from Cheadle, came second with her work on paper of an old man screwing up this face.


Alex Reade of Altrincham came third with his striking sculpture of a severed head. Fourth place went to Beth Lewis of Mostyn for her painting of a waterfall. Fifth place was awarded to Emily Hagan of Bowdon for her painting of a sparrow. All the runners-up won 100 of art materials from Fred Aldous.


Judge Wendy Levy, who has a gallery in Didsbury, gave sound advice to
the artists.


Some of you will no doubt go on to study art and even make a career in art. You will meet people who like your work and people who dont.

Develop a thick skin and make sure you seek out those who like your work and take their encouragment. Dont spend much time thinking about those who dont appreciate your efforts.


Martin Heaps of Collect Art, Lymm said: I wish everybody good luck. There is some talent here and Ive really enjoyed being involved in this.


Two other judges were unable to attend the prize night: Bill Clark from Clark Art, in Hale, and Robin Whitehouse from Gallery 3 in Knutsford.

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