Culzean cap­tured in colour by tal­ented artists

Mar­garet scooped first prize

Ayrshire Post - - Maybole News - Lochlin Highet

Art lovers came to­gether for a spe­cial com­pe­ti­tion at the Na­tional Trust for Scot­land’s Culzean Cas­tle.

The cas­tle hosted its first art com­pe­ti­tion: Cap­ture Culzean – A Paint­ing in a Day.

The com­pe­ti­tion was held in Culzean Coun­try Park and al­though it was a wet and cloudy start to the day, this didn’t stop the de­ter­mined par­tic­i­pants, as they started their mas­ter­pieces shel­ter­ing un­der sev­eral um­brel­las, trees and even in the Culzean caves.

In the af­ter­noon the sun broke through, al­low­ing par­tic­i­pants to per­fect their works of art.

Paige Camp­bell, Events Man­ager, Culzean Cas­tle said: “De­spite the rain and midges, there were lots of laughs as artists had a great time paint­ing our beau­ti­ful cas­tle – one of 26 cas­tles and houses the Na­tional Trust for Scot­land cares for and pro­tects. We’re de­lighted that the first event of its kind was so well at­tended and the tal­ent on the day was in­cred­i­ble.”

And the fol­low­ing day par­tic­i­pants along with their friends and fam­ily were in­vited back to Culzean to en­joy the ex­hi­bi­tion and prize giv­ing.

Each paint­ing was judged by a panel of lo­cal artists - Jim Orr, Fiona Robert­son and

He­len Turner.

He­len, the head judge for the day, de­signed for James Tem­ple­ton, where she trav­elled around the world.

Her de­signs can be viewed in the Wal­dorf As­to­ria, Turn­berry Ho­tel, San Fran­cisco Opera House amongst oth­ers.

He­len was an elected pres­i­dent of the Pais­ley Art In­sti­tute for many years and is a mem­ber of Glas­gow So­ci­ety of Women Artists ( GSWA).

Culzean’s artists in res­i­dence kindly sup­ported the event.

Irene Walker, El­speth Gutherie and Su­san Leish­man’s work is dis­played in the Coach House Gallery at Culzean.

Win­ners were an­nounced at the prize giv­ing with first place awarded to Mar­garet Mac­Don­ald who painted Swin­ston Pond within the grounds of Culzean Coun­try Park.

Mar­garet re­ceived the prize of £ 100, an overnight stay at Culzean Cas­tle’s Eisen­hower Ho­tel and a free fram­ing, kindly do­nated by Robert Grier.

Sec­ond place was granted to Sarah Plant and third place to Karen Nis­bet - who also won the Peo­ple’s Choice Award - and fourth place to Seana Do­herty.

Win­ner Mar­garet Mac­Don­ald

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