Catherine is just great when it comes to art
An Airdrie schoolgirl struck gold as she wowed judges at a top artistic contest.
Quick-on-the-draw Catherine MacKenzie was in impressive form at the annual schools art competition held at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The fourth-year pupil at Hamilton College took home a gold medal for her picture of a statue of a man and child.
The competition, which is for children aged three-to-18 and was first established in 1904,“requires a drawing to be done in-situ, within one of Glasgow’s museums”.
Catherine’s art teacher at the Hamilton school, Alan Wilson, said:“The art department entered the annual schools art competition at the Kelvingrove and we were pleased to continue our role of gaining gold medals.
“Catherine, who was then in third-year, received an intermediary gold for her imaginative rendering of a statue of a man and a child, choosing an unconventional angle for her picture.
“She captured it from the back and caught the spirit of the sculpture’s figures as well as accurately recording the shapes and proportions.”
Catherine’s gold standard picture is now proudly on display in Kelvingrove.
Golden girl Catherine’s picture takes pride of place in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove