Portrait of the Artist - Kubush Bhalla 8E

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We are delighted to share the outstanding success of Kubush Bhalla (8E), who has recently won the Society of All Artists (SAA) Junior Artist of the Year 2019 award and Best Junior Still Life award with his painting “Bowl & Jar”.

His second painting “River Mersey” has won him the Best Junior in waterscape category.

This is a phenomenal achievement given that there were over 5,000 entries for this prestigious competition.

The quality of his paintings is breath-taking and Kubush’s artwork has been featured in the October SAA “Paint” magazine and can be seen at Art Exhibition in NEC Birmingham between 31 October and 3 November 2019.

Kubush started painting when he was about 9, being unable to play sport after surgery Kubush discovered he had a new talent. He taught himself, is inspired by the paintings of Bob Ross, and encouraged by his family.

This is the first competition he has won but there will no doubt be more to come.

Congratulations and well done!

The Winners Gallery can be seen at https://www.saa.co.uk/info/aoy-winners-2019/