Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Finalist at BBC wildlife artist of the year 2012

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 

13 comments:

PANKAJ KUMAR said...

Salaam Saab.....Thats too good. I couldnt make out that it is a painting.... Congratulations..

Srik said...

Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on getting on to the finalists league! You are a winner always!

Keep it going! :)

MEROPS said...

:) Pankaj, Srik, thank you very much !

Arjun Srivathsa said...

The joy of a painting is beyond its place in a competition :) This one is so beautiful Sangeetha! One of your best works.

ramya ravi said...

It's a beautiful painting Sangeetha. So surreal. You could laud that talent of yours and still consider yourself a winner and someday the real one will come along :)

Amrutha Karagada said...

Splendid!! Really great.. Salute :)

barefooted said...

Kadur!!! Thats super work!. Extremely impressed lady :)
Took me a good few seconds to confirm it was not a photograph. Love the details. You have astounding talent i say :) :)

Lots of love

MEROPS said...

@Arjun, agree with the joy! thanks a bunch!
@Rams babe... shall let you know when the real one comes along :)
@Thanks Amrutha!
@ Roshiiniiii...thankuuu! :) lotsa love too!

Nanda said...

Tough. The painting is very nice and the composition to show the different postures of the same bird was quite a "master stroke"! :) Better luck next time..

Sanjay Kumar Chhimwal said...

Wonderful stuff. For a moment nobody believed that this is a painting.all the best.

Natasha Mhatre said...

Congratulation Sangeetha!

MEROPS said...

Thank you Nanda, Sanjay & Natasha :)

scott davidson said...

What an unusual lot of animal paintings. You obviously enjoy painting them. Lots of animal paintings can be browsed at
wahooart.com who supplies canvas prints from the images. How about this one?: by Archibald Thorburn, a Scottish bird
artist, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/
w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8DP2A6
, of a Great Auk.