Artists work picked as best in Rossendale
THREE artists from Fearns had their work selected as the best in a competition organised by Rossendale Rotary Club.
The theme for the annual competition was Wonderful World and the work of Lily Campbell-Chadwick, Kalumn Ridgway and Brandon Ross won.
Lily, 11, said: “I put a world in the centre and then lots of different landmarks around it including the Eiffel Tower.
“I didn’t expect to win. I draw a lot and I like drawing animals.”
Brandon Ross, 13, admitted he was shocked to win because ‘it never happens to me’.
“I drew and owl in a jungle scene with a snake wrapped around a tree,” he said.
“I coloured it in pencil and it took me about four to five hours to complete.”
Kalumn’s black and white drawing of a rabbit was also picked as a winner.
The 14-year-old said: “At first I drew the picture in my lesson and then my teacher told me about the competition so I drew it again and made the picture larger.
“I really enjoy art because I think I am good at it and I like trying to do detail. I like seeing how the picture turns out in the end.”
The winning entries each won a £20 voucher for the pupils.
Head of Art and Technology Mrs Whiteley said: “I am extremely proud of my Key Stage 3 pupils winning the local Rotary art competition.
“They worked very hard in their own time and at after school art club.”