Our third Commended Entry for Jackson’s Open Painting Prize has been announced! During the JOPP entry period, we will be commending one entry each week that we think is of exceptional quality. All commended entries are automatically added to the longlist meaning they will be considered for the six Category Prizes, the People’s Choice Award, the Shortlist and the Overall Prize. To submit your work, please go to our Jackson’s Open Painting Prize Website.
Commended Entry Winner: Emily Powell
Acrylic and oil bar, 600mm x 840mm
‘View from Exmouth across to Starrcross on the Exe Estuary, Devon. Painted in January 2018.’
Jackson’s Judging Panel:
‘This expressive and gestural painting is a fantastic example of how emotive colour and raw mark-making can be. By giving just enough information to reference a landscape, Emily’s painting allows the viewer space to build their own narrative based on their connotations and memories. The simple line work slices the image into planes, the depth of the terrain indicated by cleverly placed splashes of vibrant, contrasting orange and yellow ochre. The energetic marks are perfect for capturing the feel of an ever changing estuary.’