WORLD ART AWARDS Winners In Realism / Animal: MONTILLA, IRWIN, BETROUW, DOLMAN, KILCHER, JANSSENS, BIN, LEE, BRUZGULIENE & YANG
The WORLD ART AWARDS winners in CATEGORY 33: REALISM — ANIMAL live in USA, CANADA, SURINAME, UK, ITALY, BELGIUM, CHINA & MALAYSIA.
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: Hello, I am Ricky Montilla, a Filipino born artist, currently residing in the United States. I pursued my passion for art by studying Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Painting at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Throughout my artistic journey, I have been fortunate to have several One Man Shows in the Philippines and the United States, allowing me to present my art to a diverse audience. Additionally, I have participated in numerous Group Shows across Asia and the US, further expanding my artistic horizons.
The beauty of nature and its elements have always served as a profound inspiration for my art — Influenced by Filipino National Artist, Fernando Amorsolo, and the French impressionist Claude Monet. I strive to create a realistic portrayal of nature, people, and other subjects. Through my brush strokes and vibrant colors, I aim to convey not only visual aspects but also the emotions, movements , and interplay of light, I have been exploring the fusion of classic art with modern artistry. My aim is to reach a wider audience, transcending age, and social status, and embodying the harmonious blend of the past and the present, traditional, and contemporary elements.
I am honored to be recognized for my dedication and talent through various awards. Some of my other recent achievements include Best in Show for my piece “Dapo Series ” at Shades of Green 2023 International Juried Visual Arts Competition held by Camelback Gallery . I was overjoyed to secure First Place position for my artwork Springtime Bloom at the TopArtAwards.com Year End Art Masters 2022 competition. I was awarded from my Alma Mater the UST Outstanding Alumni Award in April 2023 further highlighting my contribution to the field of art. Additionally I have served as a judge for prestigious art competitions such as the UST Student Art Competition and the I.AM.BENILDE Mural Interaction and Art Competition at the DLS College of St. Benilde. Furthermore, my artwork has been published in esteemed coffee table books and art magazines, including Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Vol. 1 , Collection of Ageless Art , and Artist Spectrum Magazine.
As I continue to evolve as an artist, I am driven by my unwavering passion for creating meaningful art and connecting with viewers through my work. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given, and I look forward to further sharing my artistic journey with the world. www.rickymontilla.com
ART COLLECTORS — CONTACT THE WINNERS HERE:
CATEGORY 33. REALISM — ANIMAL
1ST PLACE BEST OF SHOW RICKY MONTILLA USA www.rickymontilla.com “Controlled Movement” 60x57” Oil on canvas.
2ND PLACE — TIE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.lindairwinartist.com 24x16" “Still Waters” Acrylic on board.
2ND PLACE — TIE FLORIS BETROUW SURINAME https://www.instagram.com/flo_collection_art_sr/ “Bengal Couple Pawing In Water” 24x30x1.5” Acrylic, canvas, hardboard, paper-mache.
3RD PLACE — TIE SAM DOLMAN UK http://www.samdolman.com “Jasmine” 30x30cm Oil on aluminum.
3RD PLACE — TIE STEFFI KILCHER ITALY www.animarte.online “Look Into The Soul” 14.8x21cm Pastel on pastelmat.
3RD PLACE — TIE ANNIK JANSSENS BELGIUM www.annikanimalart.com “What About Me” 40x50cm Pastel on pastelmat.
4TH PLACE — TIE ZENG BIN CHINA “Elephant” 40x60cm Ballpoint pen on wooden board.
4TH PLACE — TIE MONICA LEE MALAYSIA https://www.facebook.com/monicaleeart “Tranquility” 43x27” Charcoal on paper.
5TH PLACE — TIE RICKY MONTILLA USA www.rickymontilla.com “Myriad Of Kois” 60x57” Oil on canvas.
5TH PLACE — TIE DEIMANTE BRUZGULIENE UK www.dbartist.co.uk “Mother’s Love” 50x70cm Pastel on pastelmat.
6TH PLACE JOAN YANG USA “The Artic Grayling” 9x12” Acrylic on gesso board.
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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