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Martyn wins RBSA People's Choice Prize

Congratulations to club secretary Martyn Harris! Recent visitors to the RSAB gallery have voted Martyn's portrait entitled 'Sharing' from the Prize Exhibition to receive the People’s Choice Prize.

Here are some of the comments that were left about Martyn's work:

"This realistic oil painting shows an incredible variety of living colours about the green allotment and the senior sharing his harvest."

"All the vegetation is glowing with life."

"Very realistic & nice loose brushwork"

"Bold, detailed & realistic."

"Captures character and sentiments of title. Man's face is excellent."

"Sustainable concept. Real and relevant."

"Unusual theme for a portrait; beautifully done, with empathy and understanding."

"Love the colours and detail."

"It looks so friendly! Accurate without being 'photographic'; just right."

"Just great. Recognisably English and everyday made so impactful and approachable."

"Natural, green, so real. Just love it!"

"In his element and sharing his labours."

A well deserved prize for the work which is now back on exhibition at The Art Yard.


Midland Film and Art


Midland Film and Art is a membership club where people can enjoy screenings of films or view artwork and crafts that would otherwise not be shown in mainstream cinemas or exhibitions, or be available locally. These shows usually have an educational aim, introducing new audiences to different audiovisual works through screening and display, encouraging participation in arts and crafts. A common feature that may characterize a Midland Film and Art meeting is that they either begin with an introduction to the audience and/or end with the promotion of a discussion about the film/art, where assistants, organizers and sometimes the filmmakers/artists themselves, exchange their views.

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