Scilly’s Inaugural Paint the Day Winners Announced

  Jacob Kerssemakers Porthcressa Bay Panorama won the Judges' prize. The painting shows a 300-degree round view of Porthcressa bay.

Jacob Kerssemakers Porthcressa Bay Panorama won the Judges' prize. The painting shows a 300-degree round view of Porthcressa bay.

This inaugural "Paint the Day" competition on Scilly has been declared an outstanding success with more than 100 artists entering paintings.

  Steve Hicks's Silver Cloud won the Public prize.

Steve Hicks's Silver Cloud won the Public prize.

The event took place last Saturday, 12th May, the first day of this year’s Art Scilly festival.

Approximately 50 entries were from Five Islands School students.  

  Hallie Shave's Shark's Pit came joint first in the children's category. 

Hallie Shave's Shark's Pit came joint first in the children's category. 

The event was supported by Scilly’s Creative Islands team, Paint the Day paintings had to be completed during an 8-hour time window on Saturday. They were then displayed at an exhibition at the Church Pavilion on Sunday and Monday, when the winners of the competition were judged and announced following the end of the public vote.

The winners of Paint the Day 2018 were:

·      Joint children’s judges’ prize: Hallie Shave for Shark’s Pit, and Poppy Jackson for Scilly View

·      Judges’ prize: Jacob Kerssemakers for Porthcressa Bay Panorama

·      Public prize: Steve Hicks for Silver Cloud

As far as the prizes go - Hallie and Poppy each take home a prize of £50 while Steve wins £75.

  Poppy Jackson's Scilly View tied for 1st place in the children's category. 

Poppy Jackson's Scilly View tied for 1st place in the children's category. 

Tthe overall winner, Jacob, who hails from The Hague and who had travelled to Scilly for the World Pilot Gig Championships and decided to extend his stay for Art Scilly, wins £100.

Jacob said: "Paint the Day was a lovely, well-organised event and I feel privileged to have been awarded the jury prize. I also really enjoyed getting in touch with all the other people taking part and appreciating their creations. I hope next year I can join in again after the gig weekend, just like this year!” 

Art Scilly continues until Saturday with many more artistic workshops to enjoy.  You can pick up a programme at the Tourist Information Centre or check out the Art Scilly workshops online at visitislesofscilly.com/artscilly. 

This year, Art Scilly has been supported by Creative Islands, one of 16 national Cultural Destinations projects funded by Arts Council England.