This is by far the biggest monetary award I have earned. In addition, my painting was hung in a primo spot, next to the works of well established and much more successful artists! Considering a few years ago, one of my best animal portraits ever, was hung as an after thought over a thermostat, where no-one could find it, I have now experienced the best and the worst. It was a huge honor to be recognized. And it came at a time when I most needed the boost. It isn’t always about the money, but in this case, I can now afford a new point and shoot camera with both wide angle and telephoto lens. Many thanks OVAL, http://www.ohiovalleyart.org/exhibits-events/ky-national-wildlife-exhibit/ for including me in your exhibition!
Today I am the featured artist on CPSA's Facebook page: " Today's featured artist is CPSA member Margie Hopkins from Ohio. She has a very interesting website....great bio, shows her process, and her love of animals is evident. One of her portraits appeared on a recent cover of the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association."
What an honor for myself and Meghan Hopkins who created and designed my logo and website. If you wish to know more about Meghan and her freelance design, go to www.meghanhopkins.com