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pleasure and a privilege to judge such imaginative work.Winner Lucy Bradley, in the 8-11 year group, received praise for her reconstruction of Matisse's Dance. The judges said: "The picture exudes fun and having a good time with your friends! It reminded us of Michael Craig-Martin's Reconstructing Seurat, with its boldness of colour and brilliant modern-day interpretation of Matisse's original, for the youth of today!"Winner of the 12-14 year group, Ryan Batty, also received praise for the humour in his drawing of Cromwell the Modern Day Tax Collector. Ryan said he wanted to show Cromwell, who was a tax man in the 17th century, in the modern age by drawing him in a vehicle. The judges said: "Taking Cromwell off his horse and 'transporting' him into the here-and-now by placing him in a car is full of humour. The detail on the number plates shows this artist's consistency of idea, as well as making us smile!" After hearing he had scooped top prize a delighted Ryan tweeted: "I can't believe I won." And Amelia Rowlands, runner-up in the 8-11 year group, also received praise for her interpretation of Millais' Blind Girl. Amelia said she chose the Millais painting because "the river and the trees really stood out for me, so I decided to make the river the main part [of the picture]." The judges felt her use of materials was magical. They said: "The soft cotton wool clouds, the glimmering fi lm surface of the river that appears wet, and the use of iridescent paints for the sky and grass give the landscape an enchanted feel." Winners and runners-up received prizes including art materials, art books and book tokens. Winners, runners-up and those who were highly commended also received a certifi cate with an image of their work inserted, while all others were given a certifi cate thanking them for taking part. ?THIS YEAR'S WINNERSGroup One: 8-11 yearsWinner:Lucy Bradley / Test Valley GroupRunner-up: Amelia Rowlands / Make Your Mark GroupHighly Commended:Oriole Gunter / Test Valley GroupHighly Commended:Elsie / Ayrshire GroupHighly Commended:Clara Reid / Perth GroupHighly Commended:Edie Land / Test Valley GroupHighly Commended:Will Pullé / Make Your Mark GroupHighly Commended:Iona Londale / Perth GroupHighly Commended:Sky-Lotus Coakley / Wirral Museum GroupHighly Commended: Claire Jennings / Stirling Group Group Two: 12-14 yearsWinner:Ryan Batty / Wirral Museum GroupJoint Runner-up:Natasha Wilson / Stirling GroupJoint Runner-up:Mark Taylor / Stirling GroupHighly Commended:Louise Mitchell / Ayrshire Group Right: Lucy Bradley's winning reconstruction of Matisse's Dance painting Below: Runner-up Amelia Rowlands' interpretation of Millais' Blind Girl www.nadfas.org.uk NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2012 51 YOUNG ARTISTS

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