Yes, for the second year running, the winner of Chandos Society President John Allen’s Award, as chosen by Watchet gallery owner Nick Cotton, was Pat Preater. Pat’s small and beautifully executed paintings are a feature of many of our exhibitions.
My photograph does neither Pat, nor Nick, nor the painting any justice but it was a busy evening, attended by the Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bridgwater. Nick Cotton indefatigably discussed artists’ work with them all evening. Here’s the ‘celebrity’ lineup:
You can recognise Nick, the Mayor and Mayoress. The other two are John Allen, President of the Chandos Society of Artists, and me. Not that difficult!