In November 2014 we introduced the innovative Layflat™ Sketch Pads and invited art clubs to apply for one - on the condition that their members filled it with creative artwork!
Since then, we've run two separate art club challenges - one in November 2014 and, following it's success, another one more recently in June 2015. Across the two challenges, over 230 art clubs took part, submitting what we estimate to be almost 3,500 original works of art!
From each challenge, our judging panel had the very hard task to select the top three art club entries, as well as the ten best individual paintings from all of those submitted.
To celebrate the amazing effort that all art club members put in to this challenge, we have created interactive versions of the winning entries for all to enjoy.Browse with interest below and be inspired to get creative...
JAM - Jen's
- 1 'Curious Beasties' - Gary Milliken (Kilmood Art)
- 2 'Painting Group' - Lyndsey Smith (Chailey & Newick Painting Group)
- 3 'Shelduck' - Ann Biggs (Haddenham Art Group)
- 4 'Vingette of Darwen' - Sandra Hoad (Darwen Art Society)
- 5 'The Reuben Wills, Aldeburgh' - Veronica Medermott (Cranage 2000)
- 6 'Godshill, Isle of Wight' - David Smeadon (Lavenham Art Society)
- 7 'Entangeld' - Jenni Pentecost (JAM - Jen's Art Meet)
- 8 'Three' - Geoff Hewitt (Street Art Hull)
- 9 'Shells, Still Life' - Alison Burrows (Eccles Community Art Gallery)
- 10 'People Study' - Aileen Cooke (Wales Village Art)
- 10 'Shady Water' - Ms Frances Shearing (Bournemouth Bay Art Group)
Society of Artists
- 1 ‘Honesty’, Brenda Bainbridge (Arnside Art Group)
- 2 ‘Man With Red Bucket’, Denise Heywood (Arnside Art Group)
- 3 ‘On The Waterfront’, Antony Birchall (Congleton Art Society)
- 4 ‘IrishCottages’, Finn McKinley (Rathmore Art Group)
- 5 ‘Tarquah Off Berry Head’, James Williams (Brixham Society of Art)
- 6 ‘Our U3A Group’, Jan Carter (U3A Art Group)
- 7 ‘Poppy & Baby’, Margaret Hunter (St Austell Society of Artists)
- 8 ‘Baby Elephants’, Roy Steadman (St Austell Society of Artists)
- 9 ‘Waiting For God’, Jacqui Kiff (Penycae Art Group)
- 10 ‘Alhambra Granada’, Maggie Gibbs (Lea Valley Art Society)