Dina’s pigs win the public vote

Open arts winner Dina Perejogina ANL-141203-143944001
Open arts winner Dina Perejogina ANL-141203-143944001

Three piglets peering over a fence helped the winner of the 14th South Holland Open Arts Exhibition gain the most votes.

Dina Perejogina is a passionate wildlife artist and her painting of the piglets from Pigeons Farm, Thorney, topped the public poll.

Dina (37), of Spalding, was fortunate enough to have three pieces selected by the judges to be displayed in the exhibition. And she took first and second place in the public’s appreciation.

“It was the first time I had entered my work for the exhibition – a friend gave me a leaflet and told me I had to!”, said Dina. “I love painting wildlife and trying to capture the characteristics of animals.”

For the first time, there was a small award for the public vote winner and Dina was presented with the plaque by Coun Nick Worth, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for Community, and Rachel Rowett, the district council’s arts and culture officer, who organised the South Holland Centre exhibition.

Coun Worth said: “Dina’s painting is a brilliant piece of work and she’s clearly talented.

“The standard of art in the exhibition was again very high and the event remains a popular fixture on our arts calendar.”

Open to all amateur and professional artists aged 14 or over with a link to South Holland, the number of entries to the exhibition was up this year. More than 80 pieces of work were selected to be displayed.