Budding Cotswold artists awarded
4:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
Artist Darren Baker invited primary and secondary school children to draw their own vision of the Cotswolds and the award of overall winner was given to Alyssa Wint,11 of Chesterton School.
Alyssa, who drew a picture of a Cotswold country lane with a Roman wall, said: "I am overwhelmed, The Cotswolds is very historical. I wanted to show the natural side and the Roman history of the Cotswolds in my picture.
Alyssa was awarded an i-pad and runners up were given vouchers for art materials courtesy of Grimes House Antiques and Fine Art of Moreton-in-Marsh
Darren has also invited people in the area to describe the Cotswolds in three words in a competition earlier this year.
He plans to take inspiration from that competition and the schoolchildren’s work to draw and sell a piece of artwork called 'The Painted Cotswolds’.
He plans to sell this when it is complete and give the money to Gloucestershire Young Carers and the Stroke Association, who are nominated charities of CDC chairman Sir Edweard Horsfall.