Great excitement this morning when Tim came back from Inkspot, the artist's materials shop in Swindon and said he'd met this year's Bath Prize winner, Chris Dunn.
Chris has not appeared on this blog despite living in Calne, and working in Swindon. How have we missed him?
His entry 'Magpie in George Street' is a watercolour:
There is still just time to visit the exhibition of entrants to the Bath Prize at the Octagon, Milsom Street, Bath; it runs until the 27th of October and is open from 10am - 5pm.
On Friday 28th of October, there will an auction of the paintings at 7pm. To find out more, including how to make a telephone bid, visit www.wessexauctionrooms.co.uk
This was the third year the Bath Prize has been held, it's definitely something to consider entering in 2012, watch the website for details of next year's event and to find out more about this year's entries visit: www.thebathprize.co.uk
It's a brilliant concept, and has worked very well in Bath.
Looking at the entries, I was drawn to Andrew Taylor's entry of Sion Hill allotments which I visited in early summer with a friend who has a wonderfully diverse allotment there.