Bristol Art Prize 2013

Bristol Prize 2013 Invitation

Clifton Suspension Bridge in the Mist

The Bristol Art Prize 2013 Preview night was last night. The event was opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol and prizes were awarded to various artists who had submitted paintings inspired by the City of Bristol.

The organisers of the event had previously run the Bath Prize, a competition which had been held the previous 4 years. I had come runner up in 2010 with my painting of the Royal Crescent and I won the Circus Prize in 2011.

I was hoping that I was in with a chance of a prize this year, particularly when I saw that my watercolour “Clifton Suspension Bridge in the Mist” was used on the front of the invitation. I didn’t win a prize but my painting of the magnificent bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel was “Highly Commended” by the judges.

The exhibition at the Guildhall Arts Centre in Bristol will be open today and tomorrow and throughout October – Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2pm to 5pm. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 5pm. Bristol is a fascinating city with lots to see and do, so if you’re in the area it’s well worth a visit.

Tags: , , , , , ,

About alan

British artist Alan Reed, was born in Corbridge in the North of England into a family with a history of painting. "I have been passionate about painting all my life and committed to helping others through my paintings". Alan trained as an illustrator / graphic designer in the North of England and spent the early part of his career doing artist impressions of new building projects for architects. Alan Reed specialises in landscapes, cityscapes and portraits both in watercolours and oils. His unique, fluid style captures the atmosphere of different settings from the drama of city life to the serenity and beauty of a rural landscape. Alan Reed has had many successful exhibitions both in the UK and abroad including those at the Mall Galleries in London, Malcolm Innes Gallery in Edinburgh, Italy, the USA and the Middle East and has been a regular exhibitor of rowing scenes in the Stewards’ Enclosure at the Henley Royal Regatta. 2013 Winner of "The Artist's Prize" in the Royal Watercolour Society Competition 2013 with his painting "Jebel Akhdar, Oman". The painting was exhibited at the Bankside Gallery, London.   2011 Alan Reed - Winner of the "Circus Painting Prize" in the Bath Prize. Alan Reed's painting of  “Pump Room in the Snow” was highly commended in the Bath Prize. 2011 Alan Reed - One of the finals with his painting of "Grey Street" in the "Show me the Monet" programme shown on BBC2. 2010 Alan Reed - 1st runner up in "The Bath Prize" with his original painting of "The Royal Crescent, Bath". Alan Reed's painting of the "The Roman Baths by Torchlight" was also highly commended in the Bath Prize. Artist Alan Reed's approach to painting is described in a book
entitled "Landscapes in Watercolour" by Theodora Philcox, an inspirational book which features the work of 23 leading watercolourists from around the world. The Middle East is an area to which Alan has given his artistic attention thanks to a series of ongoing commissions for the government of Oman. Alan’s work has become increasingly collectable and is widely represented internationally through private and corporate commissions including those for Royalty, Coutts Bank, Rolls Royce, Northern Rock PLC, several client’s private and corporate properties both in the UK and worldwide. We supply to Interior designers, Cruise ships, Corporate companies and galleries providing the perfect solution to meet all your needs. Portraits, Gift Vouchers, Sherree V-Daines, Sketchbook, Reviews, Painting Tips and Paintings for the Queen Worldwide Shipping
alan says:

Thank you. You never know what the judges are going to go for. Art is so subjective.