Tuesday, August 11, 2020

People's Choice Award

 Just before the COVID lockdown, I received news that my painting 'Distant Dreams' had been juried into the Red River Watercolor Society's National Exhibition. Sadly, due to COVID I was unable to frame and ship my painting to the US. The Society very kindly allowed me to be part of the online component of the exhibition but It was not eligible for any awards by the juror. The society did allow it to be included in the people's Choice voting which was done online  and I am delighted to announce that Distant Dreams has won this award.

The painting was also featured in an article about the exhibition.

With the drop of flowing watercolor paint, luminous colors spread out like thoughts, emerging into the world as tangible works of art.Representing the past, present and future of things to come, all of these elements are encapsulated in one painting, Ona Kingdon’s “Distant Dreams,” one of the 50 pieces included in the Red River Watercolor Society’s 2020 National Juried Watermedia Exhibition.“Our art is our dream, and in this dream we often dwell on our thoughts,” Kingdon says.In her artist statement for a painting pondering a little girl with her mind on nature, Kingdon expresses messages of hope that future generations will be able to grow up in the beauty of the natural world, not a distant dream."

You can view the entire exhibition online https://www.redriverws.org/Wordpress/2020-national-juried-watermedia-exhibition/

I have been taking a couple months off from painting and have been enjoying our garden and getting lots of inspiration for future paintings. Hopefully I will have lots to share with you once I begin again in a few weeks time. Until then, stay safe and enjoy the lovely summer weather.


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