Feb 2012

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Olympic Athlete of the Year 2011

Friend of the gallery Mark Hunter has been awarded the title of rowing’s Olympic Athlete of the Year 2011 by the British Olympic Association. Having recently won Gold at the World Championships in Slovenia as well as Gold in Beijing with rowing partner Zac Purchase, Britain has high hopes for the pair at the London Games this summer.

Mark has worked with gallery artists Teresa Witz and Penny Crofts and a life-size black and white portrait as well a thermal imaging style artwork of the Olympic Athlete of the Year can currently be seen in the gallery.

Congratulations to Mark on this well deserved honour and we wish him every success in the London Games.

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