BBC Wildlife Artist Of The Year 2011 – The Result

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you’ll know by now that my Golden Eagle collage didn’t win the BBC Wildlife Artist Of The Year 2011 Competition, but I did receive a commendation from the judges and am now finally able to show the full collage.

Traditional cut paper collage – 350x600mm

After getting over the initial disappointment, I’m now really pleased that I made it to the finals and received a commendation with the very first large scale collage that I’ve ever made and it has left me more motivated that ever to move forward with more gallery-sized pieces to exhibit and enter more competitions – including of course trying my luck at next year’s BBC Wildlife Artist Of The Year Competition.

I have a local gallery interested in my work, am halfway through the images for my new zoo illustration promo mailers and am currently working on a new, even larger collage of a Grey Heron – exciting times ahead.

Note: Thanks to William Attard McCarthy for letting me use one of his beautiful Golden Eagle photos as one of my references.

4 Responses to BBC Wildlife Artist Of The Year 2011 – The Result

  1. Jonathan it looks amaaaaazing!! you really did an outstanding job!
    The papers you chose depict the whispy chest feathers perfectly and the slight colour variations on the wing and around the head show great depth, wonderful light reflection, and such realistic feather detail- love it! Your collage style has really evolved and grown into something truly fabulous! Way to go! 🙂

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