The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


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Friday, 22 April 2016

Exciting News...


So there I was on Friday morning, casually opening the mail over a cup of tea... 
Nothing unusual (so I thought); a Bank Statement... a South East Water Statement... some junk mail...
...And then there was an envelope marked 'SAA' (Society for All Artists).

Well I almost spat my tea across the room when I opened it and read the first sentence...


'CONGRATULATIONS! Your painting entitled The Night is Young has been selected to go through to the next round of judging in the SAA, Society for all Artists, Artist of the Year Competition 2016.'


...It turns out that out of more than 3,000 entries, the painting was one of 160 chosen to go through to the next round... My jaw practically hit the floor! In fact I was so certain it wouldn't go any further, that the painting had sold... thankfully to someone who was really happy to lend it back to me for as long as I need. Phew!!


So here is the painting that is now on it's way to Nottinghamshire for the final round of judging...


'The Night is Young'

8" x 8" Oil on Canvas


...Regardless of whether it goes any further, I am so thrilled to be one of those chosen, because the competition is seriously good! And I know that the chances are tiny, but then again I thought the same about this bit, so who knows???

Anyway, I'll keep you posted! Meanwhile, wish me luck!






16 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sandra, that's fantastic news and very well deserved!

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    1. Thanks so much Nic!
      I am so excited! :0)

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  2. Ohhhh how exciting, Sandra, congratulations! It is a beautiful painting!

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    1. Thank you Judy!
      It's nice to get something nice in the post! A lovely surprise! :0)

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  3. And you're surprised because....!!!!!!!???? This looks like a winner Sandra!! Keep us posted!!!!!!

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    1. Lol! I really am astonished actually!
      The art world generally doesn't seem to go for realism art these days, so I was really shocked! And of course SO happy... Thank you! :0)

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  4. What a thrill, Sandra! And your work is so deserving of this high level of recognition! Its a stunning painting - congratulations!

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  5. I'll certainly will wish you luck Sandra! Congratulations, but it isn't surprising that they've short-listed you. Your painting is seriously stunning.
    I'd be doing triple backflips if I'd painted something like this never mind being picked. No wonder you're thrilled. Can't wait to hear the outcome.

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    1. Thanks SO much Denise! But actually, I reckon you could do it if you had a go! :0)

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  6. Sandra, that is wonderful news - worth spraying a mouthful of tea :) CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!
    Kathryn XX

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    1. Haha, yes! It was... Thanks Kathryn!! :0)

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  7. OH SANDRA!!!! HOW WONDERFUL FOR YOU!!! i am awash in chills and so so thrilled that your incredible work was selected...how could it not be? Wow!

    and thank you so much for your kind words on the bee and the suggestion!

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    1. Thank you so much Suz!!
      The lift came just at the right time :0)

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  8. It had to happen sometime. Well done, Sandra ... hope you win!

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    1. Thank you so much John!
      I have a 1 in 160 chance, so very slim indeed, but how lovely to be one of those in the running! :0)

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