Art club winners revealed

Adur Art Club winners Marjorie Sams, John Toop and Yvonne Stewart
Adur Art Club winners Marjorie Sams, John Toop and Yvonne Stewart

WINNERS from this year’s Adur Art Club exhibition were revealed at the club’s last meeting before the summer break.

Trophies and certificates were presented at the Shoreham Centre on Thursday as members enjoyed tea and cakes.

Wayne Doidge won the Ricky Hales Cup for his painting in mixed media, Britannia at Shoreham c1870.

The cup is presented to the artist whose work visitors to the exhibition vote the most popular.

Runner-up was John Toop, who admitted he had voted for Wayne’s painting himself. John’s painting in mixed media, Eyes, depicted a lady in a pink veil.

Marjorie Sams said she was suprised and delighted to win the David Simmons Cup in the annual competition, judged by local artist Katie Sollahub.

This year’s theme was joy and Marjorie won for her watercolour depicting the magic of beach huts in the moonlight.

Runner-up was Gilda Robinson with her painting depicting the joy of ice cream.

Yvonne Stewart’s watercolour of her cat, called Self-Portrait, won the Ron Lyne Cup for the most humorous picture, judged by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton.

Adur Art Club’s annual exhibition of paintings was held from July 12 to 14 at the Shoreham Centre, in Pond Road, and was attended by around 500 people.

The club meets at the centre twice weekly, on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm. Meetings resume on September 3 and a demo in gouache by Dennis Lascelles is planned for September 10. New members are welcome.