HATS OFF TO HATTIE
A YOUNG budding artist was ‘over the moon’ when she found out she had won an inaugural art competition.
The first Rotary Young Artist Competition took place recently and attracted a high standard of entries from four Rotary Clubs.
Hattie Masterson was presented with an award by the Rotary Club of Amersham after she won the International District Young Artist Competition with her picture of her dog Archie enjoying the bluebells.
Submitting a comment with her picture, Hattie said: “The most beautiful thing in the world is my dog, Archie, enjoying the bluebells.”
She was presented with £25 to spend in the Amersham Art Shop in Station Road.
Rotarians Andrew Warren, who organised the competition, and Richard McKeen presented her with the award in assembly along with the school’s art co-ordinator Miss Tillcock.
Dawn Lammin from the school said: “Hattie was over the moon!”
The competition was judged by Stephen Lowe of the Amwell club and Steve Halton, countryside officer for Central Beds, who is also a artist, photographer and writer.
The judges’ comments for Hattie’s picture read: “Lovely picture. Dog’s character beautifully observed, cheeky face. Good setting and landscape. Nicely presented. Bluebells are difficult to get the colour right and you managed to get it just right.”
Local schools will be invited to take part in the competition again next year. To register interest icontact Mary Whitehead by emailing m.e.whitehead@ btinternet.com or calling 01234 838 238 or 07929 015 591.