an early age I have been fortunate and have won many art
competitions. When I was just 7 or 8 I won first prize for
two ceramic masks I had made at the house of our neighbor,
an exceptional artist called Mike Colpits, who made beautiful
I also won countless end of term prizes for artwork in my local
Spanish school in Ibiza. I think they got fed up with me winning
all the time.
As I grew older I entered other competitions at local fiestas,
at the age of 12 I won the first prize in a drawing competition,
the prize was a beautiful painting by a well-known Spanish artist,
I was at college I won a Lions Club trip to Italy for 1 month
as an art experience, and there I also won a painting
With all these winnings I suppose my ego has been pampered!
But it also definitely gives me the encouragement to carry on!
recently I have won various local photography competitions
and so I decided to enter something more international and I
found the Lumix Award competition for digital photography on
was very pleased and excited when I heard in December that I
had won the LUMIX
AWARD. I am so grateful for this wonderful
prize, a Lumix digital camera, a palmtop and a workshop with
a professional photographer, Rob Goldman, in Tuscany
this summer. I will be taking my partner, Alfredo and son, Joshua,
who appears in the photo.
prize feels like a reward for our efforts and it has given me
inspiration and courage.
I am very excited about the new opportunities which are being
presented to me and I hope to use them well.
I won a prize in a photographic competition promoting breastfeeding
in Denia, through the Hospital de Marina Alta. This is the
photograph of Mar and Opal (the baby). Thank you to their
beauty that I was able to capture.
to see other prizes
2006 I again won a prize in the breastfeeding photographic
competition in Denia, through the Hospital de Marina Alta.
This is the photograph of Jo and her daughters Abigail and
Natasha (the baby). An amazing mum of five children!