Erica Sharpe was delighted to receive the news that she has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ award 2014 run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
The competition has been running for six years attracting entries from around the world in all artistic media, open to amateur and professional artists alike. There are seven categories and a top prize of £10,000. Erica’s piece ‘Crane Dance’, a 3-Dimensional Silver jewellery piece, was selected for the Wildlife in 3D Category.
“I’m honoured to have been selected and it’s fantastic to know that so many creative talents have been channelled to help the Foundation save endangered wildlife.”
Born in rural Somerset, Erica has had a life-long career in the arts and crafts. Primarily a fine jeweller, with a passion for ethical jewellery production and heritage, she also creates watercolours and drawings inspired by the story of our rich and diverse natural landscape and environment. Her watercolour ‘Choughs above Morvah’, produced on location in Cornwall during the New Year storms also reached the final round of judging. It will be available for purchase to raise funds for the Wildlife Foundation.
The ‘Crane Dance’ will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London 3rd – 7th June. Winners of the awards will be announced on the opening preview night on Monday 2nd June 2014. Please visit http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/index.php?pid=2&subid=213 for further information.