Patron: Her Majesty the Queen (1953-2022)

Honorary Member: HRH King Charles III

The Dry Red Press Award

The winner of The Dry Red Press Award is Desmond Clark for his painting ‘Kid in a Sweetshop’

Desmond says:

Desmond Clark used to work for London local authorities, but spent most of his time in meetings doodling on a sketchpad. So he threw in the towel and moved to Devon to devote his time to art.

He has exhibited regularly with the South West Academy in Exeter and last year won an award for “exhibiting excellence” from the Society of Botanical Artists at Mall Galleries. He loves depicting transparency in water or glass. ‘Kid in a Sweetshop’ was painted at his wife’s suggestion while recovering from cancer in 2019.