3 prizewinning works in LSA Annual Exhibition 2017


The Charles Stanley and LSA Prizes in the Annual Exhibition 2017 were chosen by Jiten Anand, Director of An Indian Summer and Yasmin Canvin, Director of Leicester Print Workshop.  

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LSA prizewinner Geoffrey Beasley

Geoffrey Beasley won the Charles Stanley Gold Prize with his 'Portrait of Alex' oil on canvas

"Outstanding technique and extraordinary sense of detail. Despite the muted colours, the portrait jumps out at you with the sense of realism and use of light,"  commented Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

Photograph of prize winner Dave Pidgeon

Dave Pidgeon won the Charles Stanley Silver Prize with 'Girl in Constant Fog' a painting in oil and pencil.

"This piece feels very melancholy and unnerving, incredible simplicity used to paint the image, bringing out such depth of emotion," said Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

Glass by Alice Heaton

Alice Heaton, 'Blown Glass Set'

Alice Heaton won the Charles Stanley Bronze Prize with her Blown Glass Set

"An instant eye-catching piece of art, accessible and easy to like with the vibrant and surprising set of colours, connecting the overall piece with its individual shapes." - Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

Painting by John Voss

 John Voss won the George Pickard Prize with his oil painting, 'Time and Tide Waits for No One'.

"The irony of the slow turtle and speed of time portraits a thought provoking picture, a very strong painting in terms technique and the story it is portraying,"  commented Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin


LSA prizewinner Alan Hopwood


 Alan Hopwood won the LSA Chair's Prize with 'Low tide across St Austell Bay', painted in mixed media on board

"Beautiful mark making," said LSA Chair Suzanne Harry who chose the work to win this prize, "A painting I just want to keep looking at."

LSA prizewinner Scott Bridgwood


Scott Bridgwood won the Guy Dixon Prize with his 'Seated Figure' in oil

"Instantly brings out a sense of emotion, the object feels very grounded, compared to the extreme contrast with the lady who has a presence but feels ethereal,"  said Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

LSA prizewinner Sarah Kirby


 Sarah Kirby won the Henton Ellis Prize 

with her linocut 'St Mary de Castro and Castle Yard'.

"Brings out the feeling of being lost in a city and losing your sense of direction. Beautiful architectural shapes, like everything around her has become a pattern," commented Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

 LSA Student Award 2017 Prizes

The LSA Student Award is open to students in full or part time education at a college or university in Leicestershire, studying a foundation course or degree course in 2017 in any art or design discipline.  The winning student works were selected by the LSA Student Award selection team.

LSA Student Award 2017 Winner: Sarah Charlton

(BA Design Crafts, De Montfort University)

Cube Collection by Sarah Charlton

Sarah Charlton - LSA Student Award 2017 prizewinner

Sarah Charlton, 'Cube Collection' multi-media

 Sarah Charlton, 'Cube Collection' multi-media

"Sarah Charlton's 3D sculpture is an accomplished work, which exudes serenity," said Suzanne Harry, LSA Chair


LSA Student Award 2017 Runner Up: Holly Kerslake 

Painting by Holly Kerslake

Holly Kerslake, 'We can get Along', oil on canvas

 Holly Kerslake
BA Fine Art, Loughborough University, 'We can get along',  oil on canvas

"Holly's painting is mysterious and beautiful, executed with skill," commented Suzanne Harry, LSA Chair



LSA Student Award 2017 Runner Up: Stefania Laccu

Artwork by Stefania Laccu

Stefania Laccu, 'Psychosomatic Skin Series', oil on acetates and metal foil

Stefania Laccu
PhD. Fine Art, De Montfort University, Year 1

'Psychosomatic Skin Series' (triptych), Oil on acetates and metal foil


Stefania produced an intriguing series of works entitled  'The Anatomy of The Mind-Body', which left us wondering how the various effects had been achieved.  - Suzanne Harry