Finalist at BBC wildlife artist of the year 2012

Finalist at BBC wildlife artist of the year 2012

Running its fourth year in a row, the prestigious BBC wildlife artist of the Year competitions have been laying out a whole lot of opportunities for wildlife artists from around the world. It has been no less than inspiring to see the high standard of artworks that come out as winners each year.
This year, 2012, my painting of ‘Fire-tailed sunbird sequence’, got nominatted as one of the finalist in the international artist category, BBC Wildlife artist of the year. It added much to my delight to know that i was amongst the 127 finalists. With 13 categories to participate, the competition saw a record breaking 1,120 entries from around the world!
Well, the final round of judgement took place on May 24th at the Marwell gallery,UK, and i am sad to say that I could not make it… 
However, though a little dissapointed, i do know that there were a whole bunch of deserving artists who made it as winners. Hanging on to a small feeling of complacency, I sure am delighted to have been one amongst the finalists. 
I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of you, who always wish me good with your kind messages and support. It sure means a lot! As for me, i wish to work much harder & make it as a winner in coming year!
Happy to mention that one of my Hummingbird painting had also been nominated Finalist in the world birds category, in BBC wildlife artist of the year 2009. Here’s a link to the earlier blog post – 

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    Salaam Saab…..Thats too good. I couldnt make out that it is a painting…. Congratulations..

  2. Srik

    Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on getting on to the finalists league! You are a winner always!

    Keep it going! πŸ™‚


    πŸ™‚ Pankaj, Srik, thank you very much !

  4. Arjun Srivathsa

    The joy of a painting is beyond its place in a competition πŸ™‚ This one is so beautiful Sangeetha! One of your best works.

  5. ramya ravi

    It's a beautiful painting Sangeetha. So surreal. You could laud that talent of yours and still consider yourself a winner and someday the real one will come along πŸ™‚

  6. barefooted

    Kadur!!! Thats super work!. Extremely impressed lady πŸ™‚
    Took me a good few seconds to confirm it was not a photograph. Love the details. You have astounding talent i say πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Lots of love


    @Arjun, agree with the joy! thanks a bunch!
    @Rams babe… shall let you know when the real one comes along πŸ™‚
    @Thanks Amrutha!
    @ Roshiiniiii…thankuuu! πŸ™‚ lotsa love too!

  8. Nanda

    Tough. The painting is very nice and the composition to show the different postures of the same bird was quite a "master stroke"! πŸ™‚ Better luck next time..


    Thank you Nanda, Sanjay & Natasha πŸ™‚

  10. scott davidson

    What an unusual lot of animal paintings. You obviously enjoy painting them. Lots of animal paintings can be browsed at who supplies canvas prints from the images. How about this one?: by Archibald Thorburn, a Scottish bird
    w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8DP2A6, of a Great Auk.

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