Commended Entry of the Week: Karen Spencer
Our second commended entry for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019 is by Karen Spencer. During the competition’s 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 the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize website.
Commended Entry: Karen Spencer
Acrylic on canvas
65 x 45 x 3.5 cm
‘A path in Spring beside a wood bordered by may blossom and cow parsley. No-one is in sight and the only sounds are birds singing and my footsteps. Peace and solitude’
Jackson’s Judging Panel:
‘The Jackson’s Judging Panel were drawn into Karen’s painting, Solitude, because of the way it instantly evokes the feeling of a warm summer day that fills the senses. Through generous, impressionistic mark making, Karen’s skillfully rendered painting is a celebration of experiencing nature in abundance, on one’s own. A moment of solitude to fully appreciate every leaf, petal and blade of grass.’