OVAS Exhibition 2022 

The 2022 exhibition ran from 5th-13th August 2022. Yet again the standard of entries was very high, and we were pleased to see submissions this year from some younger artists.

Popular Vote 2022
Congratulations to Robin McIntyre for his Redrock Sentinels
2nd, Lucie Sivier-Voller with Frieze Frame I
3rd, Carolyn Barker with Playing In the River
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2022  Exhibition
Yet again many visitors commented on the great diversity and high quality of artwork on display. 
Jo Vollers kindly agreed to act as this year's judge. Jo is an exciting intuitive painter working in oils and acrylics. She developed her love of colour and light from her early years growing up in Australia, but has been an established artist in East Devon for 30 years. Many of her paintings sit between figurative and abstraction, colours and how they interact with each other being so important. She considers a painting should grow its own personality "to meet the creative thought" - to paraphrase Ivon Hitchens.
Many of Jo's exciting paintings can be found on her website
As well as a return of many of our regular exhibitors - who maintained their high standards to inspire us yet again - this year we were delighted to welcome some much younger exhibiting newcomers. One of whom, Lucie Sivier-Voller [no relation!] deservedly won the Mixed Media prize (and Second Place in the 'Visitors' Choice vote) for her exceptional dance study "Frieze Frame I".
2022  Preview evening and awards [click on any picture to enter the slideshow]
Phil Creek - President's Picture
Phil Creek - President's Picture

Walking The Dog Sidmouth - Acrylics

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Phil Creek - President's Picture
Phil Creek - President's Picture

Early Morning Sidmouth - Acrylics

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Jo Vollers
Jo Vollers

Jo judged the exhibits

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L to R Phil Creek, Jo Vollers, Simon Gray
L to R Phil Creek, Jo Vollers, Simon Gray

OVAS President , Judge, Treasurer

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Jo and Penny Lamb
Jo and Penny Lamb

David Young Award for Oils

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Penny Lamb
Penny Lamb

Green Gates - Oils

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Lucie Sivier-Voller
Lucie Sivier-Voller

Janet Langmaid Award for Mixed Media

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Lucie Sivier-Voller
Lucie Sivier-Voller

Freeze Frame I - Mixed Media

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Jo and Cynthea Gregory
Jo and Cynthea Gregory

Leonard Pargiter Award for Watercolours

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Cynthea Gregory
Cynthea Gregory

November - Watercolour

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Jo and Brian Wilson
Jo and Brian Wilson

The Society's Award for Pastels

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Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Holes In The Sky - Pastels

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Jo and Linda Hampson
Jo and Linda Hampson

The Otter Award for Drawing

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Linda Hampson
Linda Hampson

Common Buzzard - Drawing

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Jo and Sue Williams
Jo and Sue Williams

Alwyn crawshaw Award for Acrylics

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Sue Williams In Mothers Footsteps
Sue Williams In Mothers Footsteps

Acrylics

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Jo and Molly Brice-Nye
Jo and Molly Brice-Nye

The Alice Comont Cup

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# Molly Brice-Nye Eliza
# Molly Brice-Nye Eliza

Sculpture and 3-D

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Mike Stevens - Acrylic
Mike Stevens - Acrylic

1953 Chevy - (highly commended)

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Linda Hampson - pastel
Linda Hampson - pastel

European Lynx [commended]

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From Castle Woodbury J Ward MM
From Castle Woodbury J Ward MM

View From Castle Woodbury - (commended)

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Chris Poole - Acrylic
Chris Poole - Acrylic

Summer Dusk - (commended)

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Beverley Raistrick - Watercolour
Beverley Raistrick - Watercolour

Poppy - (commended)

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Robin McIntyre - Oils
Robin McIntyre - Oils

Sunlit Blue - (commended)

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Pictures At An Exhibition [2022]
Here's a small selection of other works. Everything from blue crabs to yellow apples! If your work is not here it's not that we don't like it. It may be that the reflections on the picture were too prominent. Send me a clear photo and I'm happy to add it [Chris Poole]
Blue crab
Blue crab

Beverley Raistrick MM

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Along The Coast
Along The Coast

Carolyn Barker Oils

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Beneath The Wave
Beneath The Wave

Chris Poole pouring acrylic

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[after Turner] Rain, Steam and Bugs Bunny
[after Turner] Rain, Steam and Bugs Bunny

Mike Bird Oils

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Castle Acre Priory
Castle Acre Priory

Terry Davies w/c

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Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle

Tracey Collyer MM

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Dancing Light at Salcombe Regis
Dancing Light at Salcombe Regis

Fiona Gale Acrylics

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Dordle Door
Dordle Door

Tracey Collyer MM

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Dutch Townhouse
Dutch Townhouse

Lily Vaughan Acrylics

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Floats
Floats

Chris Poole Gouache

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Fly Past
Fly Past

Mike Bird oil

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I Want A Home
I Want A Home

Sally Nowell oil

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Lily Pads
Lily Pads

John Staddon oils

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Otter Footpath
Otter Footpath

Mike Stevens Acrylics

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Ocean View
Ocean View

Robin McIntyre Oils

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Ponies At Emsworthy
Ponies At Emsworthy

John Staddon Oils

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Dartmouth Geometry
Dartmouth Geometry

Cynthea Gregory MM

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River Walk
River Walk

Celia Risso Oils

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Protected
Protected

Molly Brice-Nye Acrylics

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Sparrow Talk
Sparrow Talk

Nickie Bitschi w/c

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Stone Circle
Stone Circle

Mike Stevens Acrylics

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Storm Brewing
Storm Brewing

Sally Nowell oil

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SW Coastal Path
SW Coastal Path

Sue Williams Acrylics

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Stourhead
Stourhead

Gill Kirby Acrylics

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Tipton Mill
Tipton Mill

Fiona Gale acrylics

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Walking The Dog On Sidmouth Beach
Walking The Dog On Sidmouth Beach

Kerry Johnstone Pastels

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Trip To Arles
Trip To Arles

Chris Poole Pouring acrylics

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Yellow apple
Yellow apple

Penny Lamb Oils

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And a few more! :-)
Poppy in the Pergola
Poppy in the Pergola

Ann Brown W/Colour

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The Blue Door
The Blue Door

Alan Williams Mixed Media

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Playing in The River
Playing in The River

Carolyn Barker Oils

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Motherly Love
Motherly Love

John Atkinson Pastels

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Gnarled Trees
Gnarled Trees

John Atkinson W/colour

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Flower Border
Flower Border

Jacqueline Ward Mixed Media

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Red Arrows
Red Arrows

John Atkinson Mixed Media

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Portinscale Lake District
Portinscale Lake District

Maureen Stone Acrylics

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Over The River Otter
Over The River Otter

Kerry Johnstone Pastels

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Stroll on The Beach Sidmouth
Stroll on The Beach Sidmouth

Maureen Stone Acrylics

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Iris
Iris

Nickie Bitschi W/colour

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Lindisfarne
Lindisfarne

Pat Snelling W/colour

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Deer at Powderham
Deer at Powderham

Terry Davies W/colour

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River Otter
River Otter

Sue Williams Acrylics

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Galloping Horses
Galloping Horses

Val Faulkner Acrylics

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