Our online competition judges come from far and wide, each bringing their own tastes and each with an eye for an artist!

Peter Hoskins

Professional Photographer

Peter is the co-owner & lead photographer of Peter Hoskins Photography.  Peter is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience.  Peter is also a qualified photography tutor and teaches both privately & in adult learning centres.  Whilst he enjoys teaching the technical side of photography his real passion is teaching the creative art of composition, shape and form.  Peter is a member of The Societies of Photographers and The Photography Institute.

Andrew Pledge

Wildlife Artist of the Year

Beauty is in the eye of the wildlife painter. Andrew Pledge makes it his mission to seek out some of natures animals that could be classed as an eyesore to create beautiful images. It’s a talent that has won the self taught wildlife artist the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the year 2020 award for his painting of an American Woodstock.

Sue Clarke

Coach and Chair of Trustees Digswell Place Group RDA

After a long a career in the creative industry as Marketing director, working on high profile campaigns, Sue now devotes her time to volunteering at Digswell Place. Involved with the Charity for over 12 years, she is one of the Coaching team and Chair of Trustees.

Phil Towersey

Sales & Marketing, Odyssey Health Club & Spa

Enjoying art from an early age (finger painting counts!), Phil has always enjoyed art as a means of a creative outlet. He draws on inspiration from anywhere and everywhere; the gritty street art of C215 and Pablo Delgado, to local artist Cathy Smale and photographer Stefan Alcrot.

Darren Gilbert

Artist, Qualified property expert and branch owner of Mather Marshall Estate Agents Knebworth.

Darren has always had a eye for a great picture or hand drawn paintings and artwork. The talent that is seen locally is fantastic and Hertfordshire has some really talented individuals and Darren can’t wait to be a part of the judging team. Given his industry of work attention to detail is everything.