Dina (left) and South Holland District Council community development officer Daniella Nundy.

Hat-trick of Open Arts wins for Spalding painter Dina

Dina Perejogina has won the public vote trophy at South Holland Open Arts contest for a third time.

Her painting ‘Stag Presence’ was the top choice of visitors to the exhibition at the South Holland Centre earlier this month.

Dina, who lives in Spalding and specialises in paintings of animals, also won in 2014 and last year.

She said: “I can’t believe I have won again. I didn’t think people would vote for me because they may have known I was a previous winner.
“I love painting animals and like to give a sense that they are looking straight at you in a happy and uplifting way, spreading positive vibes.
“I am very grateful to everyone who voted for me – it’s lovely to know that people are enjoying my work.”

Coun Gary Taylor, South Holland District Council’s portfolio holder for arts development, said: “Dina’s painting is very striking and certainly grabs your attention, so I can see why many people voted for it.
“To win the trophy three times is an outstanding achievement of which she can rightly feel proud.
“This year’s exhibition once again featured high quality artwork so I would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter.”

Winner of the best newcomer award was Jenny Wood for her seascape painting ‘View to Isle of Arran’ and best photography prize went to Seamus Bryans.

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