Lichfield Watercolour Challenge

by 52 Weeks of Art

The Watercolour Challenge was one of three events being run in the 2010 Lichfield Festival under the auspice of a new arts foundation being set up for the City of Lichfield. The event saw 11 artists from around Staffordshire come together within a 3 hour period to paint an original artwork within the cinfines of the Close around Lichfield Cathedral. Artists included Mac McCoig, Pat Jones, Pat Brennan, Georgina Shepherd, Barbera Durham, Christine Lanchester, Chris Hughes, Keith Gabb, Edwin Onions,Jennie Speck and Beryl Evans.

The winning artwork was selected by Fiona Stewart, Director of the Festival, with the prize going to Georgina for her depiction of the facade of the Cathedral, whilst a Peoples Choice Award, voted for by festival goers was presented to Pat Brennan

The event was sponsored by 52 Limited Fine Art, who are also publishing prints of public art posters which are being displayed in the city during the festival with part of the profits from sales going to the Foundations art development fund. Visit their site at