Congratulations to Sacha Lees for winning the 2020 Adam Art Portraiture Award for her portrait: “Sometimes an outline coloured in”, 2019, oil on board
“Ruthless in her self-scrutiny, this artist has introduced two elements which provide added interest to her photorealistic technique. The first is the concept of representing the act of painting oneself literally by showing the brush and hand in the image. The second is showing the process of developing the finished work in stages with the outline of the figure waiting to be filled in, which gives the work its title. This is an assured painting which is both compelling and rewards close study”.