Oct. 29, 2012
Competition winner Carol Ann Brown with Sandy Cowe
-- The winner of the Alexander Paper Supplies Diamond Jubilee Painting Competition is amateur artist Carol Ann Brown, it was announced yesterday.
Mrs Brown was presented with her prize, a voucher for £250 worth of arts materials, by Managing Director Sandy Cowen at the company’s Dagfields Craft Centre HQ at Walgherton near Nanwtich, Cheshire.
The entry by 50 years old amateur artist from Runcorn had been chosen by judge, Audlem artist Annabel Thornton, from a range of works submitted by competitors from across Cheshire.
Mr Cowen, who launched the competition to jointly celebrate his company’s 18th anniversary along with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, congratulated Mrs Brown on her achievement.
Mrs Brown, of Palacefields, Runcorn, who is studying art at night school and creates works of art for Whiston Hospital’s Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Unit said: “I am delighted with this honour. I can’t thank Alexander Paper enough for giving me the opportunity to enter the competition.
Art means the world to me and to have won this competition is an achievement that I will be proud of for many years.”
After the presentation Mr Cowen, who has built the company into one of the region’s leading suppliers of quality paper products and artist’s materials said: “The entries we received were all of a high standard but Mrs Brown’s work was one that stood out from the rest.”