Thursday, June 19, 2008

Simon Davis and the BP Portrait Award

I am grateful to writer David Bishop's blog Vicious Imagery for bringing this snippet of good news to my attention.

Artist Simon Davis won second prize in the world's most prestigious portrait competition, the BP Portrait Award, with nearly 1,750 artists from around the world submitting work to the competition. What this means is that Simon receives £8,000 in prize money for his piece, Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue, and the portrait will now be on show in the National Portrait Gallery.

Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue

As long-term readers of this blog will know, Simon once illustrated one of my short stories (Mark of the Beast, Black Library, 2003), so this is my moment to bathe in a slither of some totally undeserved reflected glory.
Mark of the Beast

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