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Newcastle upon Tyne


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Image shows a cropped section of a collage artwork by Alistair Marvin

Alistair Mavin

Part of the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020

Alistair used to make stamp collages and photo collages purely for the fun of it - but did not think of himself as an artist. He was commissioned by friends and had art displayed in a trendy London bar. This led to further commissions from Royal Mail, a primary school and a merchant banker amongst others - but he still did not consider himself an artist. He was invited to display his art in Harrods and was commissioned by Ardman to cover a Shaun The Sheep statue in stamps - but still, he did not think of himself as an artist. During the COVID lockdown, his wife convinced him to enter an open art competition. Not only was his work accepted, but he also won a prize. He decided to enter another competition and was again accepted. Perhaps now he could begin to think of himself as an artist.