The Black Swan Arts Young Open – the People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award has been given to Ben Baldwin (17 at Downside School) for his portrait ‘Francesca’.
Hundreds of votes were cast for 163 different pieces of art in the People’s Choice in the Young Open 2013. There had to be a recount as the front runners were so close, but in the end Ben won by a whisker for his compelling portrait.
Ben, who wants to be a professional artist, is delighted “my brother Tom won the judges prize, but I think it is even better to have been voted for by the public. I’d love to do more portraits, I find the human face fascinating – everyone is so different”