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The Pintar Prize 2015

Our judges had nearly 200 paintings to judge from. But they got there in the end!

Prize winners

Winner Catherine King, "West Regent Street"
watercolour on paper, 56 x 76cm
Awarded £1,000 cash prize donated by ArtFinder.
john_macdonald Prize winner
John_MacDonald, “River Kelvin” acrylic on board 49 x 49cm awarded a £750 Cass Art Gift Voucher
tim_raffety Prize winner
Tim Rafferty, “George Square” watercolour 25 x 35cm awarded £100 cash prize donated by Pintar Rapido



Artist Robert Kelsey
Over the past decade or so Robert has established an enviable following and reputation for his sensitive and atmospheric paintings in oil and watercolor. He exhibits regularly across the UK including Thompson's Gallery in London's Marylebone.

Robert studied painting at Glasgow School of Art, where his tutors included David Donaldson, Alexander Goudie and James Robertson. He then pursued a career in teaching art until 1995, when he decided to concentrate full time on painting. He was President of Glasgow Art Club between 2012 and 2015

Sarah Cox
Sarah is the Gallery Director of ScotlandArt. Founded in 1999 and based in the heat of Glasgow ScotlandArt’s mission has been to support and promote talented emerging artists in Scotland. With a background in business development for artists and designers, Sarah has a wealth of experience in working with artists whose practice employs a variety of media.

Sarah says “I am thrilled that Pintar Rapido is coming to Glasgow. The unique format provides a wonderful opportunity for artists to take to the streets, engage with the energy of the city, experiment with technique and connect with the public. I am incredibly excited to see the works that will be produced.”

A big thank you to Andrew McKenna for being Pintar Rapido photographer. Thanks Andrew!