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By Fiona Reid
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Special award for wildlife artist

AN artist from Wigtownshire has won a prestigious prize.

Lisa Hooper, from Newton Stewart, was this week named the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DSWF) 2015 Wildlife Artist of the Year, The Artist Magazine Award Winner.

Her entry, ‘Curlews’, was selected personally by the editor of The Artist Magazine, Dr Sally Bulgin, who said: “Curlews was chosen because it combines passion for wildlife with passion for art as well as a great eye for design in an unheralded medium.”

Dr Sally Bulgin with David Shepherd CBE in front of Lisa's picture
Dr Sally Bulgin with David Shepherd CBE in front of Lisa’s work

A full time artist/printmaker, Lisa uses a wide variety of print media including etching, woodcut, linocut, collagraph, and monotype. Birds and the natural world are her subjects. Her work has been shown widely throughout the UK and her book, First Impressions, about her work, was published in 2014.

The winning piece
The winning piece

 

 

 

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