ROYAL Wootton Bassett & District Art Society ended the Spring term with a creative art competition devised by president Phil Flowerdew, at Hook Village Hall.

The competition was judged by Brian Smith of Malmesbury, an artist and tutor. He congratulated all the artists and provided much useful feedback on his final choices. He also offered helpful tips to all the entrants.

Results: Category 1, entitled After Jim Dowton? challenged members to

depict a glass or bottle of wine in the distinctive style of Jim Dowton and others (including Picasso), 1 Jean Jordan; 2 Jacqui Mason; 3 Anthony Miles.

Category 2 Artists were invited to choose a poem and depict its theme,

1 Michael Spurling; 2 Jean Jordan; 3 Muriel Parsons.

Category 3 challenged artists to paint or draw a more realistic landscape version of the society's logo, 1 Jack Fairgrieve; 2 Jacqui Mason; 3 Anthony Miles.

Thanks were expressed to everyone who took part. The winners gained points towards the society's annual shield award.

The society's spring art exhibition is planned for the Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival weekend in mid-May. There will be a preview evening for artists and guests on Friday 17 and all visitors will be welcomed on May 18/19, at Hook Village Hall. Jim Dowton and Jacqui Mason will co-ordinate the event, which will give local people a good opportunity to view the wide range of works produced by artists in the area.