Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016
- Selected Artist
8th-13th March @ Mall Galleries,
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation to encourage the very best creative representational painting and promote the skill of draftsmanship. With prize money of £30,000 the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards to artists in the UK.
From 2005 the exhibition of selected paintings were shown at the magnificent home of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, the Painters’ Hall, in the City of London. In 2012 the exhibition moved to the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London. During a reception at the exhibition the winners are awarded their prizes and the first prize-winner is also awarded a specially designed and engraved gold medal.
The range and quality of artists entering and exhibiting in the exhibition have grown each year and its reputation amongst artists is outstanding.
"This painting grew out of my fascination with a salvaged rocking horse. Both a child’s toy and a strangely impersonal mechanical device, its empty rusted frame and cruel smile led me to think of a horse of the apocalypse, the Trojan Horse and other steeds of war.
Two hurricane lamps were added, becoming flickering munitions for a perpetual war machine. This piece is about a cyclical war fantasy – empty and glorious.”
Equine Death Tank
73 x 95 cm
Oil on Canvas in distressed antique frame