Painting in the cold snow around Chelsea- painting in progress, notice the bits with sketchy marks-once I got the sketch right, I just painted shape by shape till I covered the whole piece. I'll be posting the full details of this piece in the New Year.
I'm so happy to end the year with an Award that I really cherish. Earlier this year I won the Chelsea Riverside Competition, organised by Heatherley's School of Fine Art, Chelsea and The Cheyne walk Trust- The whole exhibition was put in place to raise funds for the Schools Bursary Award Scheme. I also won the prize for the Best London Scene at the Chelsea Art Society's 100th Annual exhibition- This Award is donated annually and it's called The Agnes Reeve Memorial for a painting of London. To end the year I got an Award called The Painting Plein Air Plus Award- by MAKING A MARK-This award is for excellence in plein air painting plus a strong commitment to sharing information. I was nominated for this award by Sheona Hamilton Grant, who said, "I would like to recommend Adebanji Alade for the Painting Plein Air Plus Award. His talent, enthusiasm and sustained sharing are brilliant. For these reasons, I really do believe he merits winning this award with flying colours."- You can read the full article on the award by clicking HERE
It's been a wonderful year for me indeed and my heart goes up in praise and thanks to God for keeping me HEALTHY all year through- no one can buy that with money!
Adebanji painting No 97.-Rainy Day, London Road, Reflections from Grosvenor Place
No 97.-Rainy Day, London Road, Reflections from Grosvenor Place
Evening Light, From Battersea Bridge, 24" x 30", Oil on Board, 2010- Won the Chelsea Riverside Competition.
Evening Light, Charing Cross Road, Watercolour with hints of mixed media, 2009-Won the Agnes Reeve Memorial Award for a Painting of London.