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Georgian-style art on display

Posted on August 31 2017 at 2:41:46

Winning picture

For the second year running the Summer Fete at Grosvenor House care home in Alvechurch featured the announcement of the winners of the art competition set up and supported by Kamal Khan, co-owner of both Grosvenor House and Tutnall Hall, writes Dave Morgan.

There was also plenty of entertainment including music supplied by vintage inspired vocal harmony group “Vintage Class” (below), a variety of stalls, face painting and a bouncy castle for the children.

The art competition was for amateur artists who meet in Alvechurch and Droitwich and who were challenged by Kamal to paint Georgian-style pictures to be used in his nursing homes.

From about 15 paintings, eight were shortlisted by Kamal and his staff, and then voted on by residents.

The final four pictures were on display at the Fete and the winner was Maurice Davis of Droitwich, whose picture (above right) shows a Lady of the Manor in front of Tutnall Hall.

Kamal said the residents liked the detail on the dress, as well as the artistic impression of Tutnall and its garden. Unfortunately, Maurice couldn’t be at the fete to receive his prize.

The runner-up was Marlbrook artist Di Morgan, who had painted a horse and squire after the style of George Stubbs.

A fifth picture had been created by the art teacher, Pam McGregor, and commissioned by Kamal, not for the competition.

Kamal told the audience that there would be another competition next year and one of the residents was asked to choose the style and/or subject. Watch this space…

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