|Alastair Salvesen Scholarship winner 2003|
|YOUNG GLASGOW ARTIST WINS SALVESEN SCHOLARSHIP
Glasgow-born Delia Baillie, is one of the youngest artists to win the prestigeous £10,000 Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship. Delia (25, who now lives and works in Dundee, was one of four finalists whose portfolio of work and whose proposed travel plans won in a very tightly contested final.
Now, with £10,000 at her disposal, Delia plans to jet off to west-coast USA where she will contrast the glossy veneer of city life with the geologically fluid landmasses in that part of the world. From Las Vegas she plans to travel west then north via the San Andreas Fault to Lassen Peak, the volcano that marks the start of the Cascade Range of more than a dozen active volcanoes, then on to Washington. Here she will explore the most extreme examples of man versus the environment.
The Scholarship, now in its 15th year, is sponsored by the Alastair Salvesen Trust in association with the Royal Scottish Academy. It is open to young painters who have already made the transition from college to a working environment. In addition to the valuable cash prize, one of the biggest in Scotland, the winner will be given the privilege of a solo exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy gallery at The Mound in November.
The other finalists were: Hugh Gillan of Clydebank, Glasgow, Euan Gray of Marchbank Road, Bieldside, Aberdeen and Sandy Grant of Jasmine Terrace, Aberdeen.
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