Paint Out Norwich reveals the competition’s People’s Choice winner
07:00 04 November 2014
Artist Liam Wales has been named the winner of the People’s Choice award for the inaugural Paint Out Norwich competition.
The open air art event - part of this year’s Hostry Festival - saw 28 artists take to the city’s streets over two days and create work which was then displayed at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry from October 24 until November 2.
About 5,000 people were thought to have visited the art show and the public were invited to vote for their favourite artist. Mr Wales won the People’s Choice accolade - and a hamper of art products donated by Norwich Art Supplies - for his work featuring Norwich Market, Norwich Cathedral’s cloister, Elm Hill, and a view from Norwich Castle.
About his artistic style, Mr Wales, from Highgate, London, previously said: “I like quirky details and the juxtaposition of nature with the man made.”
During the two-day painting competition on October 22 and 23 artists painted at seven city landmarks - Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral, St John’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Pull’s Ferry, Elm Hill, Norwich Market, and The Forum.
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