March 22, 2011
artist's drawing wins postcard competition
Burnham-On-Sea artist's drawing of Glastonbury Tor surrounded
by a flock of starlings has won a competition to design a postcard
that best represents Somerset.
Rose Marcia, who attends art courses at Burnham's Somerset Skills
& Learning centre in Princess Street, has been named the winner
with this colourful drawing.
Organised by Somerset Skills & Learning, the contest attracted
entries from across the county and depicted towns, beaches, countryside
Two designs stood out for the judges - one a beautiful stylised
view of Eagle Lane in Frome, the other of starlings flying over
"It was a difficult decision," lead tutor and one of
the judges, Ade Bowen, told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "Both these
designs were very good, but in the end the vote went to the one
which was thought to sum up Somerset the most, and that had to
be the starlings over Glastonbury. Its a very strong image
and one we think anybody who has seen the birds flocking can identify
who won £50 worth of Somerset Skills & Learning vouchers,
said: "I was thrilled when I heard my design had won. I have
been to many art courses before but I really do feel I have learnt
more through my current course than any others."
"I went to see the starlings dancing in the sky and it inspired
me to draw the picture. For me, Glastonbury Tor and the starlings
really do represent Somerset."
Some of the entries can be viewed online on the virtual learners
gallery at www.vpa.wetpaint.com/page/Art+Competition.
The top six designs will be turned into postcards for visitors
to the area to purchase.
To flex your own creative skills, Somerset Skills & Learning
run several art courses in Burnham-On-Sea. Call 0845 688 0488