Entrants were asked to produce a visual response to the theme: Through My Eyes.
The work entered by a number of entrants was judged by local artists John Lidster and Peter Smith. In thanking them Rosemary added that it was particularly encouraging for young students to receive valuable feed-back from professional artists.
Milly's 'Tears of a Clown' involved clever and imaginative use of different materials to impose the Clown's dramatic expression on a sketch of a natural face.
Abby produced, in monochrome pencil and paint, a stunning surreal picture of a young girl looking over the barrier of the lower eye lid into an eye.
Her interpretation of the theme and execution were praised, her entry was submitted to the District 1240 competition and has subsequently won. She will now go forward to the National Finals.
In conclusion Rosemary wished Abby every success and thanked Ruth Stewart, head of the Art department for her support of the competition and presented her with a donation towards the cost of art materials.
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Rtn. Rosemary Sudlow of Thorpe Bay Rotary was pleased to present two talented girls from Southend High School, Abby and Milly, with Certificates and Cheques when acknowledging their success in winning the Club organised Young Artist competition,more