Grace Before Meals with its family gathering around a table symbolises to me happiness and joy, something which as a restaurateur I really connect with, and I liked that this was a story that Will had carried from childhood to the painting. They have now been with me for nearly two years, and I think I have grown more and more fond of seeing them in place. They are central pieces in the space, with a very positive energy and really most of the mornings when I get up and I look at them I feel hungry! To own original work, which is so enthusiastic and full of joy, is a great pleasure.”
“I hope in the future I have a chance to come across more interesting pieces and add them to my collection and would encourage others to invest in the work of these wonderful artists as it’s been a joy to own them.”
Would Linnet Panashe Rubaya encourage other artists to enter the Awards? “My friend Wesley George was asking me all these questions about the Award, and I was like, just apply. And now he has been shortlisted, and I’m so proud of him. So, I’d say just apply! For me it all started with UKNA and Robert Walters UK New Artist of the Year Award.”
The Robert Walters UK New Artist of the Year Award will be announced on 10 November 2022 at the Saatchi Gallery exhibition, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3.
Read about the 2021 finalists and get a glimpse of their work here.
The virtual viewing room will open on 11 November, accessible via UKNA’s website.