"Resting hands" pastel artwork is honoured in Boldbrush painting competition

Resting hands. Hands on a walking stick. Ivan Jones pastel artist

A while ago I signed up to a free art competition with FASO, who not only host artist websites but also have a range of art marketing options. FASO were one of the artist website options I researched before choosing Shopify to work with.  

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Boldbrush art competitions are free for the first entry and I have started entering them on a monthly basis. My first entry was in November 2019 and was Brian, a portrait commission I completed in 2018. 

Brian Nickson portrait commission Ivan Jones pastel artist

Then I set up my profile with FASO and entered the March competition with Resting Hands - hands on a walking stick which is for sale in my catalog......

Ivan Jones pastel artist entry on FASO website

This morning I was delighted to receive the following email: 

Congratulations! Your painting, "Hands at rest", was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the March 2020 BoldBrush Painting competition. You may view the FAV15% paintings, including yours:

http://faso.com/boldbrush/fav15/240

This honour means that you might be featured in http://informedcollector.com in the coming months. Thanks again and congrats again! 

Sincerely, The FASO Team

My artwork is one of many but it is still lovely to be included......

Resting hands in the top 15% voted by a jury in March 2020 Boldbrush competition

My April 2020 entry to the Boldbrush art competition is a commission I completed a few years ago but is still a favourite of mine - Broad Street in Ludlow in the rain.

Boldbrush art competition entries Ivan Jones pastel artist

Broad Street Ludlow in the rain commission Ivan Jones pastel artist

So fingers crossed that I receive recognition for this striking commissioned artwork!  I will keep you posted and enjoy your day! 

 PS why not consider a unique commission from me which will delight you and yours for a lifetime - just get in touch for a chat sometime! 

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