Surrey Heath is celebrating its vivid history after announcing the winner of ‘40 Years of Surrey Heath’, The Mayor's art competition, on Thursday 4 December.
Tom Moss was declared the winner with his impressive ‘Camberley Winter 2014’ watercolour portraying Bagshot Heath and received Bracknell Arts vouchers, kindly donated by Surrey Heath Museum.
His artwork was inspired after he began running around the amphibious vehicle testing track by Red Road near Bagshot Heath as part of his fitness regime. Tom also regularly takes his Labrador, Bailey, around the area every morning.
Tom added: “The picture I chose depicted the thousands of walks I have undertaken along that very path. I know this was very personal to me but I was once told that art is nothing unless it’s personal.”
The piece is currently on display within Frimley and Camberley Art Society’s selling exhibition at the museum, which features almost 70 selling paintings of scenes within the locality and from further afield. The exhibition runs until 20 December 2014.
As part of the exhibition, children will have the chance to create their own artwork using Surrey Heath Museum’s interactive trolley activities.
A foyer display of wildlife photography by local photographer Andrew Furber is also currently on show.
Surrey Heath Museum Curator, Gillian Barnes-Riding, said: “I am delighted for Tom and that he has been able to capture a spectacular part of Surrey Heath so authentically.
“All of our prize winners deserve great credit for their inspiring work and they have made an enormous contribution to this fantastic array of local artwork.”
For more information on the museum's upcoming exhibitions and events, including the Frimley and Camberley Art Society exhibition, visit the Surrey Heath Museum webpage, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01276 707284.
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