Our second Art competition “Animals” started in October 2019 and concluded on November 20, 2019. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, France, Australia, Serbia, Japan, Singapure, United Kingdom, Ukraine and South Korea. The animals theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, oil on linen, photography, mixed media, digital, wool, graphite on board, pencil, ink, drawing, clay, textile). The following evaluation criteria has been used for judging the artwork: creativity, interpretation of the theme, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. Jury decided to select 58 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
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Born in HongKong but now a Singapore citizen, Eu Oy Chun completed her higher education at the University of Singapore with a BSc. In 2008, she went under the tutelage of an internationally contemporary artist master Ren Jianhui to hone her skills in Western Art. Currently, her artistic expression is painting waterscapes and landscapes of both local (Singapore) and overseas sceneries in oil. Thus far, her artworks have been featured in publications and exhibited both locally and internationally such as Canada, China, England, Italy and New York (USA). Her works have also gained recognition through the many awards that she received from overseas countries like Canada, China, Florida (USA), France and Italy. “The beauty of nature in its natural habitat has always aroused deep and happy emotions in me. I hope that by expressing them on canvas, I can perhaps share such feelings or touch the lives of my audience in a joyous way.” – Eu Oy Chun
Born in Brooklyn before it was cool, Stefanie Demas is a self-taught (and still Brooklyn-based) artist. Endlessly inspired by wildlife, she uses ink, oils and watercolor to paint portraits of endangered species. Her work depicts the powerful beauty of these animals while also reminding us of their precarious and possibly fleeting existence. She strives to raise awareness of the climate crisis and resulting mass extinction through her art. A portion of all proceeds is donated to wildlife conservation charities.
Nick Dale - Lioness about to slap male after mating
65 x 85 cm
I wanted to be a photographer when I was 15, but my mother said I could always take it up later – so that was that for 30 years! Here’s to what might have been. I turned professional in 2013, and I now focus mainly on wildlife photography. I’ve taken pictures in 25 countries on all seven continents and won various awards including a weekly prize in the Sunday Times/Audley Travel Big Shot competition. I teach as a private tutor in my spare time, and that makes me the perfect host for anyone who wants to get the best possible pictures on safari. On game drives, I'm always happy to answer questions, whether it’s about camera settings, the rules of composition or just identifying all the different species of wildlife. Back at the camp or lodge, I'll run various sessions to familiarise you with camera technique, provide feedback on your images, show you my ‘Shot of the Day’ and even invite you to take part in a photo competition.