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Brothers scoop top prizes in the Halls Young Artist Competition

Brothers Oliver and Charlie Miller have received First Prize Awards in the Primary and Secondary School Halls art competition

Now in its third year the Halls Young Artist Competition attracted a high number of entries form schools across the region. The theme this year was Furniture or Design, as Weston Park continues its commemoration of the work of Thomas Chippendale, the world famous Georgian furniture maker and interior designer.

Faced with an undisputed range of talent, the judge, James Forster – the Paintings expert at Halls Fine Art – was set a difficult task in selecting the first, second and third prizes for both the Primary and Secondary School categories. James spent a good deal of time in examining each work and in deliberating before finally making, what he admitted, was a far from easy decision.

The Primary First Prize was awarded to Charlie Miller for The Old Bedroom Chair. James Forster commented, “The composition of this piece is very bold and the printing skills of the artist are much in evidence. The simplicity of design and use of the eggplant leaves to soften the piece shows great confidence.”

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The Secondary First Prize was awarded to older brother Oliver Miller for Nice Old Chairs Need A Nice Old Rug. Here James commented, “This is a talented piece which has clearly involved a great deal of research, with chairs throughout history depicted. A vibrant piece which cleverly uses the rugs as a good foil for the chairs.”

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Both boys were given art materials and a Weston Park family annual pass along with their certificates. The School has also received £350 prize money for the Faculty of Art.

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