Young Artist Competition 2020 – Be Inspired by Brian Hatton!
Published on 03.02.20
Be inspired by Brian Hatton! HCA’s Young Artist competition is linked to the work of Herefordshire artist Brian Hatton – we encourage entrants to take a look at his work to help inspire your entries! Brian Hatton used all sorts of mediums to create his artwork, including oil paint, watercolours, pencil and pastels. His subjects included landscape
Be inspired by Brian Hatton!
HCA’s Young Artist competition is linked to the work of Herefordshire artist Brian Hatton – we encourage entrants to take a look at his work to help inspire your entries!
Brian Hatton used all sorts of mediums to create his artwork, including oil paint, watercolours, pencil and pastels. His subjects included landscape views, horses, agricultural activities and country people as well as imaginative subjects inspired by literature. When he started to accept commissions, he painted portraits of local people. He also created a selection of self portraits, as well as portraits of his family members!
Here are some of our favourite works by Brian Hatton which we hope will inspire your entries:
Alfred Hatton (Brian’s Father) – Drawing, 1906
This portrait of Alfred Hatton, Brian Hatton’s father was drawn using chalk. If you are unsure of what you would like to enter into the Young Artist Competition, why not have a go at drawing or painting a portrait of a family member or friend?
River Scene – Drawing, 1901
Here Brian Hatton has used watercolour to capture this tranquil view of water, foliage and reflections on the River Lugg. Perhaps try and paint your favourite place as your entry for the Young Artist Competition?
Shepherd and flock – Etched, 1907
Brian Hatton loved to use people as his subjects, who were often just going about their day to day lives. Think about the things you see and do each day, sometimes something you think is ordinary is actually very interesting – and it could make a great peice of art work!
Rearing Horses – 1910
Many of Brian Hatton’s artworks had horses as the main subject. We love that Brian Hatton experimented with different poses. Do you have a pet or favourite animal that you love to draw?
Sanger’s Circus Horse Watering – Watercolour, 1901
This piece was created when Brian Hatton was only 14! Working from memory, he began drawing this scene of the horses watering at Sanger’s Circus in Swansea. He then finished the drawing in watercolour. A great idea for your entry would be to think about your favourite memory – how can you turn this into a piece of artwork?
Remember: There is no set theme for this year’s competition – we just want to see you be creative. We welcome all kinds of 2D art – painting, drawing, illustration, collage or print.
For entry details and to download the competition Terms and Conditions, and Submission Form visit the entry blog.
Please be reminded that the deadline for entries is 6th March 2020.
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