Saturday, April 25, 2009

Finalist @ BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009 !!!

Male and female of Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
and Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandrii)
along with the plant Red Buck-eye (Aesculus pavia)


This hummingbird painting has been nominated a finalist in the World Birds category of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009 competition !!!!The competition is believed to have attracted over 700 entries, out of which 122 paintings have been shortlisted amongst 14 different categories.

Now, i got to send the original painting for the final round of judging at Hampshire, England. Each category will have just one winner. and their artwork will be displayed at the annual exhibition of the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society and published in BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Well.. getting through this final round is certainly a tough luck with the many amazing artists by my side. But however, just to know that out of more than 700 entries, they turned to look again at my painting... is an incredible feeling by itself !!!

You could also take a peek at the felis blog.

27 comments:

molarbear's posts said...

WOW Sangeetha...it's fantastic..and I am rooting for you! We are already very proud of our Humming Bird, and will be over the moon if this happens...getting to the finals is no small feat!

deponti-on-LJ

MEROPS said...

Am so thrilled, Deepa !! :) Cudn't believe it when i recieved the mail from them!
And thank you soooo much for your ever encouraging words and support all the way !! :)

Madhu said...

Good luck Sangeetha :o)

Rama Bhave said...

wow!! sangeetha , that's something to be proud of, way to go , lady.

all the best

Rama

Minu said...

Yayyyyyyyyyy... yayyyyyyyyyyy!

Veda Murthy said...

wow!!!!!sangeetha...many many congratulations!!!!!!!!!proud of ur achievment

MEROPS said...

Thanks a bunch, ppl !! :)

S said...

Just chanced upon your blog. We have these very same creatures of beauty visit us at the hummingbird feeder every day. Your painting is a true reflection of the real.

Shyamala

CSP said...

Great painting I must say. All the best Sangeetha.

MEROPS said...

Shamala : that's a beautiful compliment ! Thank you very much! :)
Sharada: thank you too! :)

AB Apana said...

Hi Sangeetha,

Just saw this. Remembered when I saw your painting in the coming month's previews in the latest issue of BBC Wildlife. Good job and all the best!

Apana

birdsonthebrainetc said...

Congratulations Sangeetha!! This is really amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Your painting is a Gold Medal. It is so well done, congratulations. Linda C. Miller
http://lindacmiller.blogspot.com

MEROPS said...

Hi Linda !! Thanks a bunch ! that is certaily one of the most amazing compliments!! :) Can't hide my smile !

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Anonymous said...

Dear Sangeetha,
It seems to be impossible to make contact with you other than through this comment page, so I'm posting my earlier email to you here.

We are a small book publisher in London and are currently urgently looking for a bird illustrator/artist in India to do a substantial amount of artworks for us. Would you be able to help in any way pointing us towards the right person?

Kind regards, and many thanks.


Ivo Marloh
Art Director
Marshall Editions
ivom@marshalleditions.com

MEROPS said...

Hello Marloh,
thank you for getting in touch. I havn't recieved any other mail from you. However, i have your email id now and will mail you shortly.
Cheers!
Sangeetha

SR Gopalan said...

All the paintings and drawings appearing on your blog are truly wonderful. Just a precursor to greater things to come, I am sure

Gopal

MEROPS said...

Thank you Mr.Gopalan! :)
yup.. there's a lot more in store!

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Anonymous said...

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bythewindowsill said...

hey sangeetha,
congrats and cheers,
damn nice blog.
- the window siller. :-)

frissko said...

It is a little late in the day, but still, congrats...

You don't post anything here any more?

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