The Lichfield Society of Artists’ Spring Exhibition was opened in the
Gallery of Lichfield Library on Saturday 11th March by Cllr Mrs Gwyneth
Boyle, the Mayor of Lichfield. The ‘Michael Fabricant Award for the
Best Landscape painted in any medium’ was presented by Michael to Maria
Mallender for her landscape – or ‘seascape’ – ‘Rainy Days’.
"Next year will be the Lichfield Society of Artists 60th year since
their foundation and the standard remains exceptionally high and of
professional quality. Although I was not one of the judges, I am
delighted that Maria won this award. I was born in a little village by
the sea and this seascape reminds me of my early years" says Michael
Fabricant. "I hope that next year, the Society will be able to
celebrate its 60th Anniversary at a special celebration at the House of
Michael Fabricant presenting Maria Mallender with the Michael
Fabricant Cup for Best Landscape together with the Mayor of Lichfield,
Councillor Mrs Gwyneth Boyle.
The award winning painting, ‘Rainy Days’.