My painting Ice Bear won 2nd place! Even more heartwarming was the comment from the Awards Juror, Terry Stanley.
"This piece is a master class in 'how to depict white'. The textures and subtle color variations are wonderful. Not to mention being a conversation statement piece memorializing that which may not be around much longer."
Terry Stanley was the Founding Director of Richeson School of Art and Gallery. She is a professional artist who has studied with Masters like Everett Raymond Kinstler, Michael Shane Neal, Stephen Quiller, Mort Solberg, Robert Bateman, David Cheifetz and David Kassan, among others.
She specializes in commissioned animal portraiture. Terry has curated and acted as juror for exhibits and competitions across the country and teaches workshops frequently. She is currently the Executive Director of Wisconsin Visual Artists and the Museum Tour Director for the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation.
My paintings One Step Away and West Wind were awarded Meritorious Status.