events:awards

My work has been selected for exhibition at the following galleries & Open Art Exhibitions:

The Mall Galleries, London: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition
The Mall Galleries, London: Artists & Illustrators Magazine: Artist of the Year
Patchings & The Artist Magazine: Artist of the Year
Menier Gallery, London: Coloured Pencil Society Open
RBSA Gallery, Birmingham: Coloured Pencil Society Open
Lynhurst Centre: New Forest Open (Winner)
St Barbe, Lymington
Southampton City Art Gallery
Mottisfont, NT Nr Romsey
Poole Museum
Walford Mill, Wimborne
Upton Country Park, Poole



• October 2020: Double selection for 'ING Discerning Art Exhibition' 2020


• August 2020: Poole BID, local businesses, agents and landlords support dressing an empty shop unit in Poole's Lower High Street with some of my coastal images.

• July 2020: 'Artwork of the Month' Award with POL 'The Artist' & 'Leisure Painter' Magazines, Winsor & Newton & Art Safari

• June 2020: 'The Flower Stall' is selected for 'The Artist Category' in the The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazine's Open Art Competition 2020

• May 2020: Invited to write a blog for Pegasus Art following last month's Artwork of the Month

• April 2020: 'Artwork of the Month' Award with Artists & Illustrators Magazine and Pegasus Art

• November 2019: Honoured to be invited to write a blog for Jackson's Art website about the canvas panels I use. You can read it here


• July 2019: Artwork of the Month Award with Artists & Illustrators Magazine and CASSart

• December 2018: Dorset Wildflower & Coastal Stationery and Cards stocked as local artist offer
at the National Trust in Dorset :- )

• November 2018: Dorset Wildflower & Coastal Cushions available at Seasons Green, Corfe Castle, Dorset :- )

• Summer 2018: Foundry Fifty Competition Winner - notebook and diary design

• April 2018: 'Artwork of the Month' Award with Artists & Illustrators Magazine and Pegasus Art

• 2 December - 19 December 2017: Selected for 'Inside Dorset', PEDAS Open Art at The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park

• December 2017: Christmas Card Design Winner for Rum's Eg, Romsey

• 15 July - 7 October 2017: Selected for The New Forest Open Art Exhibition, New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

• 23 - 28 January 2017: Shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators Magazine 'Artists of the Year 2017' Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Orchard, Early Evening

• 1 October - 13 November 2016: Mottisfont, National Trust Open Art Exhibition, Mottisfont Abbey, nr Romsey, Hampshire

• September 2016: Shortlisted for Jackson's Art Supplies 'Changing Seasons' Competition

• 3 September - 30 September 2016: 'Opportunities' Open Exhibition, L'Artishe Gallery, Swanage, Dorset

• 27 August 2016: Broadstone Art Society Summer Exhibition - ‘The Visitors’ Choice Award’ for most votes from public

• 21 August - 27 August 2016: Broadstone Art Society Summer Exhibition, Dorset

• 16 July - 3 September 2016: Selected for The New Forest Open Art Exhibition, New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

• 25 June - 10 September 2016: Double Selection for 'A Sporting Life', Open Art Exhibition, Southampton City Art Gallery, Hampshire

• 11 June - 23 July 2016: St Barbe Open Exhibition, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire

• April 2016: Cross Barn Art Spring Exhibition, Odiham

• March 2016: Broadstone Art Society Spring Exhibition, Dorset

• November 2015: The Artist & Leisure Painter Magazine - Self Portrait Prize Winner

• November 2015: Double selection for PEDAS Open 'Planet Art' - Commended Prize

• July 2015: Double selection for The New Forest Open Art Exhibition - First Prize: Eyeworth Pond

Eyeworth Pond, New Forest: Sold

• April 2015: The Artist Magazine & Patchings Open - 'Highly Commended' Professional Artist Category

• February 2015: The UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS) Open Exhibition - Menier Gallery, London

• December 2014: Winsor & Newton Competition Winner - ‘Inspiring Winter Scenes’

• August 2014: Broadstone Art Society Summer Exhibition - Awarded the Heatley Silver Rose Bowl for ‘Best Figures in the Landscape’

• August 2014: Broadstone Art Society Summer Exhibition - ‘The Visitors’ Choice Award’ for most votes from public

• July 2014: Double selection for The New Forest Open Art Exhibition - Awarded ‘Runner Up’ plus commissioned during the Show

• May 2014: Joint First Prize in Spotted Sheep Greeting Card Competition

• February 2014: The UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS) Open Exhibition, Birmingham

• January 2014: Borough of Poole Open Art Exhibition - Poole Museum

• October 2013: Fair Trade Diamond Pendant Design Competition - First Prize, Why Jewellers

• September 2013: Double selection for PEDAS Open Exhibition: 'Poole – Places & Spaces’ - Award for Technical Excellence

• January 2013: ‘Horizons’ Exhibition - Walford Mill, Wimborne

• December 2012: ‘HeptARThlon’ Painting Competition, The Artist Magazine - Prize Winner
'Sunshine on a Palette'
Dorset Artist - inspired by nature and the beautiful wildflowers & coast of my home county
Oil & acrylic original paintings
All images © Andrea Hook

Double selection for 'ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2020', Mall Galleries
Selected for 'The Artist' category of The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines' Open Art Competition 2020
Selected for Artists & Illustrators Magazine's Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries Exhibition 2017
Winner of the New Forest Open Art 2015