Well done to everybody who has taken part in the Little Way Art Competition 2013 - it has been a great year with lots of artwork being submitted. It gave the judges a very hard task in picking a winner and runner ups!
But we can announced the winners now!
In first place:
Euan Schertel of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Hertfordshire, with his piece "Smile to the World" See artwork
In second place:
Hannah Evans of St Peter's Catholic Primary School in Surrey, with her piece "Let's help Syria" See artwork
In third place:
Thomas Walsh of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Hertfordshire, with his piece "Cheery Giving" See artwork
What is Little Way Week?
Little Way Week (5 – 11 October 2013) is an initiative of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales), in partnership with the Catholic Education Service. The Week is inspired by the example and spiritual teaching of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. The initiative aims to encourage everyone to pray and to reach out to others with the love of Jesus Christ through seven days of prayer and service.
‘Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.’ Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Nic Fiddian-Green is best known as an equestrian sculptor. As a student he saw the horse of Selene, one of Elgin Marbles in the British Museum that sparked his lifelong obsession for the horse's head and through his passion and determination has stayed true to this form for 25 years. Creating and colouring his works himself, he captures the spirit, beauty and majesty of the horse with compelling power and fascination. The pieces are sought after worldwide by galleries, collectors and celebrities - JK Rowling, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise as well iconic race courses such as Royal Ascot, Goodwood and Deauville. In 2010 his 35 ft high bronze head of a drinking horse was installed at Marble Arch as a permanent work of art for London.
Nic has also worked on the subject of the Passion of Christ since the early 1980s when he undertook the creation of the Crucifixion and Veil of Veronica as part of the Stations of the Cross at the Wintershall estate in Surrey. This year his major piece ‘Christ Rests in Peace’, a mesmerising 8ft head in lead of Christ drew the crowds to Southwark Cathedral for contemplation during Lent.
Stephen B Whatley has been a professional artist for 25 years and specialises in expressionist oil paintings. His work is in private collections worldwide and in public collections, including BBC Heritage, the London Transport Museum, the Royal Collection of HM Queen Elizabeth II & The Carrollton School of The Sacred Heart, Miami, USA. Stephen has exhibited since 1988 including shows at London’s National Theatre, Olympia International Fine Art & Antiques Fair & most recently, Westminster Cathedral.
The artist’s many portrait sitters include stars of stage and screen including actors Dame Judi Dench, Sian Phillips, Barbara Windsor and TV presenter, Sarah Greene. Stephen’s major commissions include architectural paintings for the BBC; paintings of Buckingham Palace to promote the Summer Opening of the Palace and a series of 30 iconic paintings for the Tower of London - all permanently reproduced throughout Tower Hill Underpass that leads to the Tower of London. In 2004, the artist was presented to HM The Queen in recognition of this work. Stephen’s work has been the subject of numerous features in the major Catholic publications and mainstream press includes in The New York Times, The Times, HELLO magazine & TIME; while he has discussed his work on LBC Radio & BBC London. For more on Stephen B Whatley visit his website or Flickr.
First prize for both categories: a bumperpack of multi-coloured crayons, felt tips, paints and lots more.
*The Little Way initiative is being coordinated by the Catholic Education Service and the Home Mission Desk which are instruments of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.