WORLD ART AWARDS Winners In Graphite, Ink, Charcoal / Figure: TERPSTRA, WALTERS, DUTEMPS, HUI, JOEL, OTOO, SMITH, LIU, VARSAMOUDIS, LEVESLEY, BLACK & STANOJEVIC
The WORLD ART AWARDS winners in CATEGORY 4: GRAPHITE INK CHARCOAL / FIGURE live in SWITZERLAND, USA, FRANCE, CHINA, NIGERIA, GHANA, GREECE, UK, KENYA & SERBIA.
Artists from 79 countries competed in the 2023 WORLD ART AWARDS where 20 of the most revered galleries in the world were sent online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: I am an artist based In Switzerland but grew up for half of my life in Australia. My mother is from England and father from Holland, thus I have been granted with the opportunity to see many different cultures. This has influenced my drawings and I have always had an eye out for natural but not the average scenes. My medium of choice is pencil; I am fascinated by the possibility of bringing a blank piece of paper to life but at the same time find it incredible how simple the medium is.
I have always been into drawing, starting with manga and comic figures and also sketching landscapes when on holidays. I started doing portraits in 2017 but really got into doing them more and spending more time on them in 2021. My inspiration comes from my grandpa, who painted a lot, as well as the artists Franz Gertsch, Jopie Huisman and Leonardo Da Vinci. https://www.frederickterpstra.com/
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: DANIEL WALTERS
I was born and raised in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, USA. I have always been artistically driven in every aspect of my life. The rural setting that I grew up in didn’t offer a lot of opportunity for my art to grow, but I still tried to stay involved in the small art community within my reach. After high school my art career was very promising, but then along came marriage and children. My responsibility to my loved ones started me down a path of hard work in jobs not related to art. It was a serious medical problem that would change my life forever and made it possible for me to return to work on my career in art. This journey was a struggle, and the path has had a lot of roadblocks along the way, but I have built a solid foundation of art and sales and the value of my artwork has increased significantly over the past few years. The lack of any major art galleries, and the small market for fine art here locally has made it difficult to have a consistent gallery sales record, so my work has always been a very diversified field of art sales. I have more work consisting of murals, portraits, logos, signs, custom commissions, art classes, and anything else art related that would make it possible for me to remain relevant in the art community. I have cofounded a nonprofit organization to help build a stronger local market for art and I volunteer as much as I can with any local art organization. I am currently represented by a local gallery, Hidden Talent Fine Art Gallery and Restoration, in Fort Smith, AR www.facebook.com/DanWOriginals
ART COLLECTORS — CONTACT THE WINNERS HERE:
CATEGORY 4. CHARCOAL/INK/GRAPHITE — FIGURE
1ST PLACE — TIE FREDERICK TERPSTRA SWITZERLAND https://www.frederickterpstra.com/ “Train Station Snooze” 21x29.7cm Pencil on paper.
1ST PLACE — TIE DANIEL WALTERS USA www.facebook.com/DanWOriginals “Black Jack Baptism” 24x18” Pencil & graphite.
2ND PLACE — TIE MATHIEU DUTEMPS FRANCE “Future Has Begun” 72x55cm Graphite & charcoal pencil on paper.
2ND PLACE — TIE MATHIEU DUTEMPS FRANCE “Beauty” 70x60cm Graphite & charcoal pencil on paper.
3RD PLACE ZHOU HUI CHINA “Egyptian Doctor” 22x31" Drawing on paper.
4TH PLACE — TIE BOMA JOEL NIGERIA https://www.instagram.com/bomajoelarts/ “Proudly African” 60x60cm Ballpoint pen, paper.
4TH PLACE — TIE BENJAMIN OTOO GHANA https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087375202108 “Pain Within” 12x16" Charcoal and graphite.
4TH PLACE — TIE BREELYN SMITH USA “Matriarch Praying” 17x23” Charcoal on paper.
5TH PLACE — TIE SIHUA LIU CHINA https://www.instagram.com/sihualiu.artist/ 69x52cm “Sister In The Maze Of Flowers” Graphite on paper.
5TH PLACE — TIE GIANNIS VARSAMOUDIS GREECE https://myartjohn.blogspot.com/ “Autumn” 29.7x42cm Carbon pencil, graphite pencils and white pastel on Bristol paper. Inspired from: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/42/d5/c1/42d5c11b063671792974f0a4f6284534.jpg
5TH PLACE — TIE JOANNA E LEVESLEY UK www.nouveau-studio.co.uk “Shot” 29.7x42cm Pen, ink and pencil on paper.
6TH PLACE — TIE ABE BLACK KENYA https://www.facebook.com/AbeBlackDj 8x11" “Luminous African Beauty” Graphite on paper.
6TH PLACE — TIE GORANA STANOJEVIC SERBIA “Water Drops” 21x29.7cm Graphite pencil on art paper.
Art collectors can see hundreds of winning images and contact info to all 50 CATEGORIES of winning artworks:
In 2023, WORLD ART AWARDS had submissions from these 79 countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chili, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The World Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023 who were asked to score art:
BEST IN ITALY: LE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI
BEST IN FRANCE: THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LYON
BEST IN CANADA: VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
BEST IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY
BEST IN HUNGARY: KOLLER GALLERIA
BEST IN ISRAEL: CHELOUCHE GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN LATVIA: GALERIJA ROMAS DARZS
BEST IN CHINA & HONG KONG: DE SARTHE GALLERY
BEST IN SWEDEN: WETTERLING GALLERY
BEST IN ARMENIA: EDVARD ISABEKYAN GALLERY
BEST IN GHANA: THE SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN ZAMBIA: THE HENRY TAYALI ART GALLERY
BEST IN DENMARK: GALLERY POULSEN
BEST IN BELGIUM: SHOOBIL GALLERY
BEST IN USA: CODA
BEST IN TAIWAN: 1839 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
BEST IN SPAIN: GALERIA AZUR
BEST IN THAILAND: LA LANTA FINE ART
BEST IN PORTUGAL: BALCONY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
BEST IN AUSTRIA: GALERIE BRUNNHOFER