Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The RUA Conor Prize for a Figurative Work

At last week's opening of the RUA's Annual Exhibition in Belfast, I was thrilled to be awarded the Conor Prize for a figurative work for my painting of Clown Johnny K.
The prize commemorates William Conor (1881 – 1968). Described as "Ulster's best-loved artist", Conor was perhaps best known for his drawings of working class Belfast people, so I am particularly honoured to have won the prize bearing his name.

The RUA’s Annual Exhibition runs from the 2 – 31 October 2009 in the old Northern Bank on the corner of Waring St and North St, Belfast.


Ciaran Hughes said...

Top man Mr Lynch, well done. Wee Joe and the duffle-coated street urchins will be proud of you

Sally said...

Congratulations !

Susan at Stony River said...

Congratulations! We'll be in Belfast later this month and I hope to see it. The Conor Prize sounds very special; thank you for sharing its history.

Daniel Potvin said...

Bravo !

Dougalis said...

Congratulations Mr.Lynch!
A well deserved honour!
Since I"discovered" your Art after bying "the Christmas miracle of Jonathan Toomey" in Greek! a couple of years ago, I was pleased to find out that there is much more to be seen in your Blog and Website.
I'm so glad to know that there are still real artists out there!

Paschalis -Munich
nature Illustartor

PJ Lynch said...

Thanks to all of you for those very kind comments
All the best

Lucie G said...

I like this portrait very much. Very well deserved prize, bravo!

Mags said...

Congratulation Pj, Delighted to hear the news!

PJ Lynch said...

Hi Mags and Lucie G
Thanks so much

Lucy said...

So you're the artist of that piece.It was my favouite piece this year.I am disappointed by the lack of work, colour and exhibits this year though.

Anonymous said...

congratulations you really have a wonderful sense of composition/colour et al.