Once again, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition produced any amount of quality paintings that one would be happy to give wall space to. At the older end of the spectrum there were some wonderful portraits while at the younger end many of the works would give the late Basil Blackshaw a run for his money.
Above left to right: “Lifelines” a watercolour drawing by the overall winner, 16-year-old Naoise Hennessy from Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, Co. Wicklow; and “10th February” which received a Special Merit Award for 18-year-old Daragh O’Brien from Carrigaline Community School, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.
“Evening In The Village” by 12-year-old David McPartlin from Ardscoil Rís, North Circular Road, Limerick received a Special Merit Award.
Overall the wonderful, natural talent bodes well for the future of Irish Art as long as those that go on to Art College are not contaminated by the exponents of the Abstract genre.
The full results and galleries may be viewed here: Texaco Children’s Art