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We’ve had some incredible entries to our #SeasaltArt competition, and a real breadth of creativity. From oils and watercolours, to lino prints and embroidery, we knew from the start that choosing a winner wasn’t going to be easy.

After whittling down over 200 entries to a shortlist of 31 (we really struggled to make it 30!) we passed them over to our in-house Seasalt Artists to take on the task of choosing the winner – and we were right, it wasn’t easy!

There was a lot of discussion on who should win and after a long debate with the Seasalt Artist’s putting their best cases forward, they finally decided on a winner, but with the strict orders we also had to include a couple of runners up as the standard was so high.

*Drum roll please* and the winner is…

Jessica Baldry

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“My favourite was this skilfully made woodcut. I really like the way the scene has been stylised to the minimum detail. The sweeping shapes of the clouds and waves are super nice. I also like textures on the hillsides and pebbly beach, created with different lines and dots. Above all it has a lovely mood that we all admired very much!” – Matt

Our runners up:

Leonie Snow

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“I was particularly drawn to this collage by the beautiful mix of watercolour, textures and fine line detail. The colours are calm and yet vibrant, and the general composition is fantastic. A very interesting and beautiful piece that really represents Cornwall.” – Jen

Harriet Sullivan

We loved Harriet’s two entries and thought she deserved a special mention as the entries, although on the same subject matter, take two very different forms.

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“We found the composition and detail in Harriet’s picture really beautiful and inspirational. Extremely Seasalty. I especially loved the stitching, and patterns on the fish and the waves.” – Emily

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“We loved the colour and detail in this painting, it’s vibrant and has great composition. It really reminds us of Cornwall’s quaint seaside villages.” – Mili & Jodie