Launched in 2014, The Nancy Rothwell Award celebrates specimen drawings in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science.

There was over 300 entrants for the 2018 award and I was thrilled to be announced as the winner of the 7 – 11 yr category for my study of the Bumblebee.

I chose to study the Bumblebee because I have lots of Bee’s in my garden and they are so important for pollination.     I create five images of Bee’s using different art materials and techniques, I used pen and ink, acrylics, pencil crayons as well as watercolours.

I was genuinely thrilled to have won such as prestigious award and am looking forward to my visit to the Royal Veterinary College.

Commenting on my artwork the judges said

Andrew Crook MBE FRSA of the Royal Veterinary College and member of the judging panel commented: “James’ bumblebee images are great. Five different images must have taken a good deal of work.
“The range of techniques is good, particularly the watercolour, and I learned a lot about bee anatomy.”