Derbyshire Open Art Competition 2012 winners

A Quarried Landscape by David Walker

Find out more about the winners of the prestigious Derbyshire Open Art Competition 2012.

The Derbyshire Open 2012 Winner was 'A Quarried Landscape' by David Walker Barker.

David Walker Barker is a recognised artist whose work is rooted in geology and his fascination in places rich in fossil and mineral formations. Importantly the quarried and mined environment provides a visual theme for art work that reflect both the structure complexity of geological processes, and the cultural and industrial dimension of their impact upon the landscape and in particular the people who toiled in those industries.

Visitors Choice Award

Visitors to Buxton Museum and Art Gallery were given a chance to choose the picture they liked best among entries to the competition.

With 107 votes, the winner was Stuart Johnson's oil painting Mam Tor - Sunrise. You can find Stuart's painting on our Facebook page at (opens in a new window) and leave a comment.

All the winners and commended pictures can be viewed on our Flickr page (opens in a new window).


The 2012 winners were:

The Derbyshire Trophy
A Quarried Landscape by David Walker Barker of Elsecar, South Yorkshire.

The Derbyshire County Council Watercolour Prize
Marrow Man by Roger Allen of Matlock.

The Derbyshire County Council and Tarmac Landscape Prize
Dovedale Composition by Lucien Cooper of Leek, Staffordshire.

The Derbyshire County Council Oil Painting Prize
The Last Few Blackberries by Dianne Cox of Willington.

The Derbyshire County Council Young Artist Prize
Dog on a Drystone Wall, Hayfield, by Joss Abbs-Brown of Hayfield.

The Derbyshire County Council Print Trophy
View from the Tors, Crich by Peter Knight of Crich.

The Munro Trophy
The Dowager Duchess by Emily Beaney of Kingsley, Staffordshire.

The Derbyshire Theme Prize
Full Moon, Derwent Reservoir by Barrie Rawcliffe of Chesterfield.

The Friends Sculpture Prize
Harvest by Rosalind Smith of Buxton.

The Friends Trophy
Arrangement from a Derbyshire Landscape by Chris Beard of Higher Poynton, Cheshire.

The Visitor Choice Award
This award will be selected through a public ballot and announced on July 31.

Visitors to Buxton Museum can vote using a voting slip in the gallery.


North Mill I by Darren Reid of Belper.

Snail by Jonah Pakpahan of Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Grandfather's Chair II by Liz Wellby of Matlock.

Flowers by the Stream by Marjorie Green of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Heage Windmill - a Lovely Spot! by Richard Childs of Ripley.

Autumn Leaves by Eloise Hardy of Matlock.

Workers at the Stoneyard by Alan Swindell of Glossop.

Bridge by Cheryl Lewis of Buxton.

February, Matlock Bath by Pete Gill of Belper.

Horses in the Peaks by Abigail Wheatley of Chaddesden, Derby.

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