The SFS Introducing Wild Spaces Artist of the Year 2020


2020 saw the introduction of a brand new category: Wild Spaces. We were delighted with the range of subjects and styles we received – something that is reflected in the short-list of five artworks below.

Congratulations to all the nominated artists. We look forward to announcing the winner and runner-up in The Sketch for Survival Introducing Artist of the Year (Wild Spaces Category) 2020 in November at gallery@oxo on London’s South Bank.

Felicity Jenkins – Cwm Idwal

The selection panel said: “Evocative. Beautiful choice of colours.”

Jayne Donohoe – Digger in the Rainforest

The selection panel said: “Great originality. Delicate and skilful. This piece has really interesting textures.”

Kim Maher – All Things Great & Small

The selection panel said: “An incredible amount of detail. Very atmospheric.”

Rebecca Lucas – Coatham Marsh

The selection panel said: “A bold piece which captures the collision between industry and the natural world.”


Sarah Kaye Harrison – Never Let Go

The selection panel said: “Clever composition. Transported us to a country garden.”