Running its fourth year in a row, the prestigious BBC wildlife artist of the Year competitions have been laying out a whole lot of opportunities for wildlife artists from around the world. It has been no less than inspiring to see the high standard of artworks that come out as winners each year.
This year, 2012, my painting of 'Fire-tailed sunbird sequence', got nominatted as one of the finalist in the international artist category, BBC Wildlife artist of the year. It added much to my delight to know that i was amongst the 127 finalists. With 13 categories to participate, the competition saw a record breaking 1,120 entries from around the world!
Well, the final round of judgement took place on May 24th at the Marwell gallery,UK, and i am sad to say that I could not make it...
However, though a little dissapointed, i do know that there were a whole bunch of deserving artists who made it as winners. Hanging on to a small feeling of complacency, I sure am delighted to have been one amongst the finalists.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of you, who always wish me good with your kind messages and support. It sure means a lot! As for me, i wish to work much harder & make it as a winner in coming year!
Happy to mention that one of my Hummingbird painting had also been nominated Finalist in the world birds category, in BBC wildlife artist of the year 2009. Here's a link to the earlier blog post - http://sangeethakadur.blogspot.in/2009/04/this-hummingbird-painting-has-been.html