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WINNERS
2021
GALLERY RING IS DELIGHTED TO PRESENT
"DIAMOND AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE" TO
THESE THREE WINNING ARTISTS OF
THE "BEST IN SHOW" CONTEST.
CONGRATULATIONS!!


(winners are listed chronologically by show)

ELISABETH SOMMERVILLE

ALL EYES
Egg tempera on panel -- 18 x 24 inches
$2160.00


"ALL EYES has all eyes fastened upon it.  The viewer is scared to blink or move a muscle for fear of disturbing the perfect picture and losing the rare opportunity to gaze at the regal owl suddenly encountered.  This statuesque beauty is limned with such accuracy and scrupulous attention that the urge to reach out and touch the soft feathers is considered socially acceptable.  The misty trees and complex network of branches proceed across the background without changes in depth leaving a result similar to a flat, wallpaper design with a decorative effect.  This eccentric feature plays with and against the realistic subject which is both camouflaged and accentuated in its company.  It delivers a surreal and mysterious quality to the setting and is the secret that elevates this exquisite painting to a superior state of artistic brilliance." -- GALLERY RING  


GEORGE GONZALEZ

CAROUSEL HORSE
Oil on canvas -- 30 x 40 inches
$8500.00

"CAROUSEL HORSE is worthy of worship.  A breathtaking beauty makes a graceful and powerful entrance as she leaps into the picture catching the viewer by surprise.  Her black mane flies and her front legs soar high off the ground.  She is alive, active and free and at the same time posed, artificial and trapped thus offering a fascinating contradiction to consider.  The force of her wild spirit threatens the assumption of a vacant and hollow centre.  Setting her outdoors against nothing but a cloudy sky suggests she is a colossal and supreme being prancing up in the heavens for her own pleasure.  Her smooth and glossy finish is addictive and challenges the eye to stop sliding around, if it can, from one luscious curve to the next and back again.  Astounding precision is evident throughout and is exemplified in the slanted, measured grooves in the golden pole, the glorious mane, the decorative jewels and the satisfying hooves, eye and mouth.  Unwavering devotion and exceptional skill were necessary to achieve the faultless results in this dramatic and glamorous painting." -- GALLERY RING


ARLENE KOSZOREK

SAPPHIRE DREAMS
Acrylic on canvas -- 36 x 48 inches
$1600.00

"SAPPHIRE DREAMS depicts a poetic place where goddesses likely frolic.  The awestruck and helpless viewer is spotted and abducted by the magnetic pull and mighty grip of this breathtaking picture.   It is a powerful yet graceful production with only a few colours invited.  Blue is in attendance and gets its point across while white listens but stands its ground.  Purple arrives late and with irresistible, chalky flair tosses its torn edge on top to have the last word yet again.  This is the masterful touch that comes as a surprise and is the pulse of the composition.  It creates the appearance of a solid, earthy and physical piece of matter inexplicably situated in the middle of this cloudy, heavenly and ethereal paradise yet it is perfectly agreeable to the visual conditions.  Confidence, exemplary skill and outstanding, artistic intuition are present and breathing in this dreamy and beautiful painting.  P.S. The enlightened and improved viewer has been returned safely." -- GALLERY RING  

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