Friday, October 23, 2009

Local Artist Wins International Award

Local Artist Wins International Award

CHICKASHA, OK – Local illustrator and author Kurt Jones, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, was recently awarded third place in the Concept Art category of the 2009 Digital Artist Awards, among entrants from across the world.

His entry, titled “Post Destruction,” was painted using Photoshop CS4, and he created it as an environmental concept for the post destruction of Earth.

“Expertly rendered and executed, you can almost hear the silence in this piece,” Gregory Staples, a judge for the competition, said.

The Digital Artist Awards are conducted by leading art and design magazines, such as “Computer Arts,” “Computer Arts Projects,” “ImagineFX,” “3D World” and “.net,” in association with Intel. The 2009 Digital Artist Awards ceremony was conducted in London earlier this month, and Jones’ winning entry will be featured worldwide online and in the sponsoring magazines with a brief article about him.

A resident of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Jones currently serves as an Illustrations Associate at Tate Publishing and Enterprises in Mustang, Oklahoma. He is the author and illustrator of “A Tree Tale,” which explains a tree’s life journey and growth to young readers.

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