Newport artist, Cheryl Cullen has been voted the People’s Choice at the recent 2015 Newport Sculpture Trail with her sculpture “Shadow Dancer”. She is pictured below receiving her award and $500 cash prize from Chris Riou of Newport Travel, co-organiser of the Newport Sculpture Trail.

When talking about what inspired her work, Cheryl says

“I am always inspired by the ocean and the creatures that inhabit our seas. My family are all scuba divers and I am forever in awe of “the other world” they experience.”

Cheryl’s ceramic sculpture of a stingray was exhibited in the shop window of Karavan, and she hastened to add that she would happily spend the prize money on one of the lovely African lamps she had spotted in Karavan during the trail.

All the voters participating in the Crust Pizza People’s Choice Award also went into a draw for a prize.

Sally Kling was the lucky voter who won the Newport Mirage Hotel prize of an overnight stay in a waterfront room with spa and full buffet breakfast for 2!

People's Choice Award winner