We are delighted to announce the winner of the ArtGallery.co.uk’s Artist of the year 2015 competition. In this competition we asked customers to vote for their favourite artists, and from there our judges chose the winners based on the four criteria of saleability, originality, presentation and artistic skill.

Mariusz Kaldowski - ArtGallery.co.uk Artist of the Year 2015

Mariusz graduated with an MA in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He is a painter, a print maker and a graphic designer. Currently he divides his time between Westcliff-on-Sea and his holiday hideaway in Poland. Since coming to the UK in 1996 he has been busy creating, exhibiting and successfully selling his work. 

Mariusz Kaldowski
Artist of the Year 2015

'Meadowland' - by Mariusz Kaldowski

The judges have also announced two runners up:

Tiffany Budd and Irina Rumyantseva


'Flying High' - by Tiffany Budd


'Peace' - by Irina Rumyantseva

Other artists who received high commendations from the judges were:

Martin Whittam, Davina Nicholas and Angela Dierks


'Friday Night' - by Martin Whittam

'Menagerie 4' - by Davina Nicholas

'Windswept' - by Angela Dierks

All the artists who were voted through to the judging phase should be proud of the support they received from our audience. Judging art is never an easy job and this year the sheer talent shown by all of the artists who reached the judging phase was incredible. 

Full results

Artist of the Year 2015 – Mariusz Kaldowski

Runners Up - Tiffany Budd and Irina Rumyantseva.

Highly Commended - Martin Whittam, Davina Nicholas and Angela Dierks.

Commended Artists – Andrew Reid Wildman, Marily Valkijainen, Simon Knott, Tatiana Wilson, Nigel Naylor and Judith Selcuk.

ArtGallery.co.uk gift vouchers

We have had a very busy few weeks on the run up to the festive season. Many people will be able to enjoy an artwork Christmas gift or be able to spend some of their Christmas holiday selecting their personal artwork to use a gift voucher present. Art gift vouchers make a great, thoughtful gift for family, friends or colleagues. We can email gift vouchers for orders received up to 5pm on Christmas Eve.