Congratulations to the winners of our October giveaway !

We just announced the winners of our art prizes giveaway, thank you to all the participants, you are what makes this project special 🙂

We will let you know soon the deadline for our next giveaway, with even more prizes by our sponsors. You are entered automatically by participating in the Big Picture.

Artist Network Prize :  Corie Walker

Country: USA

The Story behind my drawing:

My name is Corie, and I am an artist. I am an artist even when I draw on post-its. I am an artist even when I work with weird materials. I am an artist even when get rejected from shows. I am an artist even when I don’t know famous artists. I am an artist even when I do a messy drawing. I am an artist even when I hate my work. I am an artist even when I don’t work for weeks. I am an artist even when I feel like I haven’t achieved anything. I am an artist even when I am alone and don’t know anyone at art shows. I am an artist even when I don’t go to museums. I am an artist even when I haven’t been to the Met. I am an artist even when I am still in my hometown. I am an artist even when I don’t sell my work. I am an artist even when I don’t feel like one. I am an artist.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

To me Vancouver seems far. I’m from and reside in the south of the United States. I’ve never been to Canada, but I envy its awesome healthcare and president. When I think of Vancouver, I think woods, mountains, and mist. I think about rain and snow, and wonder how the people feel about the rain and snow. I think about moose or is it meese? I think about all the creatures non-native to my climate. I think of wolves and then the northern native tribes.

Find my work at:
http://corie-walker.squarespace.com/

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Corie wins a free ebook from the Artists Network.

the big picture art prizes

PanPastel Prize #1 : Soloni Freitas

Country: USA

The Story behind my drawing:

This is my mother, the kindest and strongest woman I’ve ever met. She’s definitely my role model. I try every day to follow in her footsteps, but I have much to learn. She grew up in a very small city in southeastern Brazil. She married and had ten children. I am the youngest among them. She had to work all the time to keep the house in order, so she didn’t have much time to play with us, but she could tell stories like no one. She used to do it it while ironing clothes. The three younger ones, sat on the floor beside her to fantasize about the tales of kings, queens, princes, soldiers and animals, all stories with deep meaning. I see today how precious those moments were.

I always thought it would be good to travel and see the world with her, but that wasn’t possible, so I decided to show her to the world, through my eyes with The big picture art project.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

My connection with Canada is that my brother’s daughter in law have spend one month working as a babysitter there.

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Soloni wins 1 pan pastels sets with 5 colors of your choice, a tray and a soft tools starter set

 

Pan Pastel Prize #2 : Soma Debnath

Country: United Kingdom

The Story behind my drawing:

This is a traditional Madhubani painting which is a form of Indian folk art done mainly in the state of Bihar.

This painting is deeply personal to me. I have a fond childhood memory of my mother and I reading together(sometimes to each other) during summer vacations. She was a busy lady and she hardly used to get time to sit with me and read books to me or play with me. We looked forward to our month long holidays(twice a year) so that we can spend some quality time with each other,reading, playing, eating our favourite fruit(mangoes).

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

A few years ago 3 of my food photographs along with a little writeup was published in a Vancouver based magazine called Here Magazine. It was a very beautiful surprise.Since then I have been wanting to go there and see the beautiful city and its people in person.

Find my work at:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Somafolkart

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Soma wins 1 pan pastels sets with 5 colors of your choice, a tray and a soft tools starter set

 

Strathmore Prize: Yoonsae Celine Kim

Country: CANADA

The Story behind my drawing:

Kumari is a Nepalese living god believed to have powers of prescience and the ability to cure the sick, fulfill specific wishes, and bestow blessings of protection and prosperity. Above all, Kumari is said to provide an immediate connection between this world and the divine and to generate in their devotees a spirit of loving-kindness toward all. However, After playing God for the last ten years, she will be abandoned and uncomfortable in normal society. The young girl is chosen for Kumari lose her ordinary life with her family and friends. Kumari, in fact, has such a heavy responsibility on her shoulders, that of caring for the Living Goddess.

When I was young, I have lived in Kumari, the myth of ‘Genius’ with incredible academic achievements. I was a famous young girl on the newspaper but did not have an ordinary life with family and friends.
Many Asian parents make the myth of their child and sacrifice their ordinary life and happiness like Kumari.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

inside-outside
“I refuse to keep playing in fixed notions and frames.I question the boundary of every aspects.As an answer I found that there was an indefinite separation between the in and out mid-space and time factor, and the two could be moving. There is something between inside and outside.” Vancouver is city of inside-outside and we can find something special.

Find my work at:
https://www.facebook.com/kim.yoonsae.14

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Yoonsae wins 1 Strathmore Sketchbook 9 x 12 inches and a Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

Copic Prize : Cindy Fan

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

“Chamber” is about my experience with isolation tanks and sensory deprivation. In contemporary society, we are not only bombarded with various types of visual, audio and physical stimulus but also tend to seek them out for recreation and pleasure. My drawing explores the unique, enriching sensation of purposely placing myself in a space and time without any outside stimulus where it is just me, my thoughts and my imagination. I wanted to illustrate what it was like, for a brief moment, to truly be isolated from the world and just spend time floating in darkness while subjecting myself to the inner workings of my brain.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

I wish to live in Vancouver one day. I am inspired by how vibrant the people and art scene is there.

Find my work at:
https://cind.ca/

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Cindy wins 1 Strathmore Sketchbook 5.5 x 8.5 inches and 1 Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

 

 

Speedball Prize #1: TB Titbelsoeur

Country: France

The Story behind my drawing:

Je continue mon exploration du bassin d’Arcachon, en Nouvelle Aquitaine près de Bordeaux. J’ai dessiné ces cabanes en m’inspirant de certains artistes locaux, mais en y ajoutant ma patte ! Je suis très contente de participer à cette fresque géante avec des milliers d’artistes.
Going on with my art travel through the Bassin d’Arcachon, near Bordeaux, France. I have drawn these houses, taking inspiration from local artists, adding my personal touch ! I am so happy to participate in this huge art canvas with so many artists.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

A french song, the other side of the world to me…

Find my work at:
http://titbelsoeur.eklablog.com

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TB wins one Strathmore Watercolor paper pad- 12 sheets cold press and a Speedball Sketching set.

Speedball Prize #2: Bronwyn Davies

Country: Australia

The Story behind my drawing:

This is Stradbroke Island off the Queensland coast. A place to watch the whales breach as they make their way past on annual migration. A place to swim with dolphins to take stock and reflect. Each year friends, partners, children gather for a weekend camp to remember Francois Langlasse who died in 2014 from Motor Neurone Disease. We cook, we talk, we paint, we make music, we walk, we do yoga omg the beach and reflect on all we have and all we have lost.
Nature helps to put things in perspective.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

I imagine Canada to be a place of many wild wonders and Vancouver being the portal to those places.

Find my work at:
https://www.bronwyndavies.studio

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Bronwyn wins one Strathmore Watercolor paper pad- 12 sheets cold press and a Speedball Sketching set.

 

Once again congratulations to all participating artists, this project would not exist without you !