Maryon Foroozanfar is an artist with an established background and with an expertise in portrait painting. In particular, she studied in New York where she obtained her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She now works in London where she has been shortlisted for many prestigious prizes and exhibitions such as The Columbia Threadneedle Prize (2016) and the legendary BP Portrait Award. Moreover, she has regularly exhibited her work...
Rodney Bastable was born in 1953 and spent his formative years in a rural environment, which provided the base for his artistic interests. He attended Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design for his Foundation Studies and the Winchester School of Art where he completed a Dip.AD course. Back at home, he proceeded to study landscape and portraiture. The works of Michelangelo and Turner were an inspiration, along with the writings of Vasari and...
Caroline List is a practicing artist based in London, who has exhibited her works in the UK and internationally. Her works have been collected by a number of private and public collectors. Caroline has worked as a visiting tutor at several eminent art schools such as the Royal Academy of Arts, Chelsea School of Art and Design and Bath Spa University. Caroline currently teaches part time on our short course program, teaching...
Natalia Kuptsova is Russian born artist and designer currently based in London, taking her inspiration from a wild nature and science. With diploma in Interior Design and a significant Fine Art background, she has been practising painting and drawing for over 15 years. She has an experience in Art, Architecture, Interior Design and Illustration as well as a great knowledge in different styles, materials and techniques. Her expertise in techniques...
Since graduating from Art College in 1992 (with a degree in Illustration) Jon has consistently practised and developed his work in both drawing, painting and printmaking. He recently took regular classes (over a three year period) on the public programme at the Royal Drawing School and remains committed to observational study even though his work is at times, non objective. His latest phase sees a return to his roots in...
Ve is currently living in London and has completed her Masters in Painting at the Royal College of Art, having previously gained a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London. She attended the Charles. H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy and it was here that she learnt painting methods and techniques that had been passed down from the Renaissance period, where the subject is painted exclusively from life...
Iris Legendre graduated in 2012 from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and also studied at the Sydney College of The Arts, Australia. She awarded the Diamond Drawing Prize in 2012. She has taken part in solo and group exhibitions in France (Paris, Boulogne, Toulouse), Portugal (Guimaraes, Porto), Australia (Sydney) and the UK (London).
Olivia spent two years studying traditional atelier methods at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy before moving to France to work as a painter’s assistant for the Parisian based artist Nick Devereux. After a year in France, Olivia returned to London to pursue her own professional practice. CV: 2012 to 2014, the Florence Academy of Art, Italy. 2012, the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA). 2008 to 2012, the University of...
Classically trained professional artist Lucy Crabtree’s work performs within a large variety of media. Having undertaken a foundation year at Wimbledon College of Art, she continues her studies in Technical Arts for film and theatre. She went on to further her knowledge in Florence studying at the Russian Academy of Art, where she gained a real insight into aesthetics and took inspiration from the great masters. Working within some of Europe’s great...
Education2010 – 2012: London College Of Fashion BA FDTMajor: BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear 2007– 2009: Northumbria University Major: BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear Western history, technique drawing,pattern making and design 2006-2007: Tsinghua University Major: Art And Design, Business English, Chinese, History, Engrave and IT
Yinjie Sun holds a Master’s degree from both Chelsea College of Art and Bachelor’s degrees from both the China Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Yinjie focuses on religions and beliefs in literary contexts with China and Europe and there impact on everyday existence. He uses a vocabulary that is accessible to his global audiences and has references to both Eastern and Western philosophy and...
Specialising in oil painting and works in pencil, Judy Pilarczyk has received an MA from The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Poland. Since graduating she has exhibited internationally as part of group displays. As a member of the polish Plein-Air Painting society, she takes part in group exhibitions every year. Judy’s work can be described as narrative realism. The people in her paintings are particular persons that...
Frangi is a illustrator from Taiwan. She studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. Her work has been exhibited both in London and Taiwan.
Liuqing Yang studied Visual Communications at the Royal College of Art. Her expertise focuses on the moving image and graphic design. Her experience in packaging, web, and VI design for companies and studios gave her an insight on contemporary corporate design. Moreover, she has worked for the International Art Institutes Association as a designer to help students throughout their portfolio preparation. She assists people with the whole process including research,...
As a painter born in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Como Italy ,she studied Art at “Liceo Artistico G.Terragni”and at the acclaimed Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. It was here she learned classical drawing and painting techniques alongside other subjects such as History of Art ,painting restoration, conservation and photography. Her passion for Art was inherited from her grandfather (a philanthropist & patron). It was his appreciation...
Robert is a well-established artist in the UK and have had work shown in the National Portrait Gallery in London on several occasions. In 2008 he was awarded 3rd prize in the prestigious BP Portrait Award. Click here to check Robert Obrien’s art work
Kate was introduced to art at an early age by her mother, who instilled in her a strong curiosity about the visual world. Whilst growing up, she prolifically made her own illustrated books and spent many hours copying paintings and drawings by the Old Masters. Whilst studying History of Art at UCL, Kate also had the opportunity to study traditional painting and drawing as an affiliate student at the Slade...
Born in Hong Kong, Desmond studied Chinese calligraphy and painting from a young age under the late Lingnan master Chiu Sai-Kwong. The Lingnan style of art developed in Guangdong during the early 1900s, a time of revolution in China. As such, works from this period often had Western and Japanese influences. In fact, a lot of the Lingnan masters studied abroad and subsequently brought a fresh outlook to the more...
Shu-wen Kang (Sharon) was born in Taiwan and is now living and working in London. She holds a Master degree from University of the Arts London and Bachelor degree from Taipei Municipal University of Education in Taiwan. She was major in Chinese Painting and arts education. Sharon’s interest and talent of Arts has been discovered since she was young. She received high scores in all the art subjects in schools,...
1999 Graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, BA Traditional Chinese Painting. 2009 Graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, MA Fine Art. Born into a traditional Chinese family, Zhang Qian became interested in Chinese classical literature, painting and calligraphy. She acquired a Bachelor of Chinese traditional painting from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in 1999 and an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins...
Yuet Yean Teo was born in Malaysia. Her interests in painting and drawing has been cultivated since young. Therefore, she chose art as her major in Chong Hwa High School Malaysia when she was 16. After obtaining a diploma major in Western Painting and sub-specializing in Chinese Painting at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, she further extended her BA in Painting with University of the Arts London Camberwell...
Born in Greece in 1982, lives and works in London and Athens. EDUCATION 2012-2013: Chelsea College of Art and Design, MA Fine Arts. 2004-2009: Athens School of Fine Art, BA Painting. 2008-2009: Athens School of Fine Art, Education Diploma in Art. 2007: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, ESN. Click here to check Marilia Stagkouraki’s art work
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Francis Martin’s drawings explore the light emulating properties of charcoal and Contè on paper. He works from observation and on location, responding to the emotive influence of atmosphere over his environment. Francis often works at night, for him the nocturnal hours are a time where his fascination with the artificiality of an environment, detached from nature and illuminated by human ingenuity can fully be explored. Francis studied fine art practice and theory at...
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The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art competition is a global platform giving an opportunity to any emerging and established artist to showcase their talents. Their works will represent a diversity of art and culture, from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photography to three-dimensional sculptures, ceramics and jewellery. The Sunny Art Award represents the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. It will promote an exchange between the creativity of Eastern and Western cultures.
A total cash fund of £6,000 is awarded to the art prize winners.
The group exhibitions will be held at the Sunny Art Centre in London, as well as our partners’ galleries. This includes the Haidian District Art Centre in Beijing, Chen Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, the AIP Art Centre in Guangzhou or the Blanc Art Gallery in Macau. The one month artist residency programme will be organised in collaboration with our partnering galleries.
First Prize – The winner will receive £3,000, a public solo exhibition at Sunny Art Centre in London, a one month residency along with a show at our partners galleries.
Second Prize – The winner will receive £2,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and a show at our partners galleries.
Third Prize – The winner will receive £1,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and a show at our partners galleries.
30 Shortlisted Artists’ works will be exhibited during the summer at Sunny Art Centre, London. Out of these 30 shortlisted artists there will be an opportunity for 10 of these artists to exhibit their works at our partners galleries.
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