Fantastic to hear that Isle of Wight Artist, Adam Harvey has been selected as finalist in prestigious London Art Prize. Thanks to Rachel for the heads-up. In her own words, Ed
Isle of Wight Artist Adam Harvey has been shortlisted for the Inaugural Derwent Drawing Prize.
The Prize, which was open to anyone over the age of 18 throughout the world and offers a total fund of £8,750, accompanies an exhibition of 80 shortlisted drawings to be held at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London between 16th and 21st of September.
Winner to be announced shortly
The winner will be announced on the 18th of September after which the exhibition will tour other well-known venues around the UK until December.
80 works were selected from thousands of entries, two of which were Adam’s.
Selectors for the prize included Yvonne Crossley, former professor and Vice Principal at Wimbledon School of Art and director of the UK’s first private gallery to focus entirely upon contemporary drawing, Professor Stephen Farthing RA, Chair of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London and Fisun Güner, journalist and freelance visual arts writer for theartsdesk.com, Metro, the Independent and other publications.
A bit about Adam
Adam Harvey was born and lives on the Isle of Wight.
Deriving influence from artists such as Esher, Dali and Bacon, much of his past work carries the same surreal and sometimes geometric quality.
Working in graphite, ink, charcoal, acrylic and oils he has a varied range of styles and imagery.
He is currently working on a series of observational drawings inspired by operating theatres where he works full time as a support worker.
“I’ve worked in operating theatres for roughly four years now and and have always carried a sketchbook. Initially I began sketching at work for the sole reason of exercising my observational skills. Occasionally I get a small window of opportunity to draw what I see. The drawings have to be rendered very quickly as I’m always busy and the environment is almost constantly moving.”