Open Age Art Competition

By Gill D’Ambrosio

Open Age ran an art competition in April asking ‘ What does ageing joyfully mean to you?’. The standard was high as there are many talented members who take advantage of the range of art classes available. A good number of these classes continued online during the pandemic. I even had a go at the art for iPad course and found it hugely satisfying and fun, despite my severe lack of artistic merit!

I had the difficult task of judging the many varied competition entries. It was tough, but the watercolour pictured above was the very worthy winner. I loved the brilliant portrait of this positive, vibrant older man, clearly ageing joyfully somewhere in London – I’d love to meet him!
Many congratulations to Gill D’Ambrosio.
You can see more of Gill’s lovely work on Instagram @gill.dambrosio and on her website.
Her prize? A signed copy of ‘How to Age Joyfully’ – my book is much better than my artwork, I promise!