Bulldog Bursary report – How did you get it?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in news | 2 Comments

I’ve got a lot of congratulations from my painter friends about receiving the Bulldog bursary through the RP.  The next question that immediately followed was: how did you get it? What is the secret? Well,  that’s because I am  this good/lucky/insert your version here!

Seriously though, I can name two good reasons for it.  First of all, the Bursary is designed to support a talented painter in developing their skills and I could really use some help. The RP panelist mentioned I was not the best painter in terms of skills in the pull of the candidates but I demonstrated the biggest need for improvement, so hat tipped off to the rest of the good painters on the short list.

Secondly, I went into that interview with a plan in mind. You see, I paint really small and some of the RP members that can offer the mentorship through the bursary know a lot about painting big. So come September 2013 I hope to come up with a life-size portrait painting as a result of this experience.

So next in the following posts here I will be writing about artist studio visits and learning experiences that the Bursary has enabled me to have. Stay tuned and check out Joseph Galvin’s posts about his Bulldog year 2010.

Some of the work I’ve submitted for the selection committee:

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Nabil, 19 x 19 cm, oil on board, 2012

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Sunbathing, 26×36, oil on board, 2011

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Rick at Le Select, 70×50 cm, 2012

2 Comments

  1. Jill Carter
    October 24, 2012

    This is fantastic Olha, very well done! I love your work. You are very talented.

    Very best wishes.

    Jill

  2. Sheila Vaughan
    October 24, 2012

    Hey Olha, congratulations on this – great news. The mentoring will be so interesting and all the contacts etc. I am very pleased for you.

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