Photo Competition Winners
Expert Judging Panel
Encouraged by his father, a semi professional photographer, David has been interested in photography since junior school when he was given a “Brownie 127” camera as a present. As a teenager member of Kingston Camera Club he won a number of awards for black & white prints. David has made use of 35mm black & white film & was keen on the use of colour slide & prints particularly for landscape work.
Currently a member of an online photo club who hold monthly competitions and has carried out assignments for a number of Darlington charities, including the 70th Anniversary of Darlington Soroptimists.
Children's Author & Illustrator
When Liz isn’t painting & writing books in her studio in Darlington, she spends a lot of time travelling the world talking to eager children in amazing schools, libraries and museums!
From a young age, Liz always knew she wanted to be an artist. After working QE Sixth Form, apply for an illustration degree & graduated from Kingston upon Thames University in 1998 & was quickly snapped up by Walker Books.
Liz has a massive passion for photography & is a keen amateur since receiving her first camera as a teen. She has a keen eye for colour & composition & is very excited about being part of the competition’s panel.
” Town Mission were invaluable to my lovely nana during her later years & it’s an honour to be able to assist them in finding some wonderful photographers!”
Teacher in Further education for 32 years, teaching Photography and Graphic Design to Further Education students. Large proportion of Eric’s career was spent at Darlington College (27 years) during which I have held the position of Head of Arts & Media and Assistant Director of Higher Education.
I now teach on a range of courses to 16-19 year old students validated by UAL (University of the Arts) for students wishing to progress to University for Higher Education study.
John Crewe is a full time artist based in Darlington. Largely self-taught, drawing inspiration from the best of modern art and the Old Masters; the rugged beauty of the north-eastern coastline as well as the spacious, solid tranquillity of the Yorkshire and Cumbrian dales. These influences are combined in a unique contemporary style.
Landscapes & seascapes represent only one facet of his talent. In his powerful portraits & life studies, he captures the infinite subtleties of light as it falls on the planes of the body or face.
Fashion Designer & Pattern Cutter