Published: 19 October 2016 at 15:30
Anglia Ruskin artist reimagines Beatrix’s famous The Tale of Jemima Puddle-DuckAnglia Ruskin University student Beatriz Lostalé Seijo has won first prize in the national Beatrix Potter Reimagined competition, held to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous children’s author.
“‘Fooled’ has instant impact, both emotionally and on the eye through cool water and livid fire colours representing innocence and tranquillity then action and danger, respectively. That is a narrative in and of itself, but there’s the additional element of power and seduction in the composition.
“I also adore the updated fashion which is chic – and possibly Spanish? – the weight, the elegance, but the emphasis on narrative in all its elements is what totally wins this for me.”
“I heard about this competition from my tutors in the Cambridge School of Art and I’m absolutely delighted that I entered.
“My artwork ‘Fooled’ comes from The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. I tried to capture the spirit of the story in a single piece of art and I’m so pleased the judges enjoyed it.”