Derwent Art Prize - Paul Hiles

Derwent Art Prize - Paul Hiles

John Jones would like to congratulate Paul Hiles, who was recently awarded second prize in the inaugural Derwent Art Prize for Drawing at the Mall Gallery in London.

Originally from Holloway, Paul takes his inspiration from the city and has been painting the capital since 1983. His prize winning drawing entitled London 2012 depicts key events which gave the city world focus throughout the year, including The Royal Wedding, The Queens Jubilee Flotilla, Lorries named after key stars from the Olympic Games such as Bradley Wiggins as well as the Queen parachuting over the Olympic stadium.

Paul says “I love working to a large scale. I add stories, memories and bits of London history events from my life and the lives of people I admire or who have influenced me.”

Over 3600 Artists entered the drawing competition worldwide to celebrate the artist’s basic tools; pencil, pastel and charcoal. The prize fund reached £8,750 and was shared between Paul and first prize winner Chrys Allen for Walk in Progress: Koli, third prize winner Yi Lin Juliana Ong for Landscapes & Places, People’s choice winner Janie Pirie for The Majestic Savoy and Suhyang Seo for Mirror who was awarded the UK Color pencil Society award for excellence.

Our design team were pleased to advise Paul when framing his large graphite drawing for entry into this competition. For more information on how museum quality framing can enhance and protect your competition entries, please contact a member of our team.

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