Tuesday, 02 October 2012
A talented Fine Art graduate is going on to postgraduate study after being awarded with the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship.
Ken Omom, who graduated from the University of Worcester in 2010, is about to start his Master’s Degree in Fine Art at the University of Fine Arts, London Chelsea College of Art.
His talent won him the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship, which will help him fund his course.
The 26-year-old artist from Kenya, who is one of two artists to receive the scholarship, said he looked forward to developing his skills and unleashing his creativity without any boundaries.
The Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship aims to promote postgraduate Sculpture studies at the University of Arts London. It is open to students with the ability and the potential to make an exceptional contribution to the fine arts. It covers cover all tuition fees on Year One.
“When I applied I didn’t expect that I would be one of the lucky two to be selected,” Ken says. “Then when they sent me an e-mail saying I was going to be awarded, it made my day happy and I couldn’t believe my eyes what I was reading.
“Befre that moment my plans were to try and push it to one more year so that I would get enough money to pay for the tuition fee.”
Professor Antonia Payne, Head of the University of Worcester’s Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts at the University of Worcester, said: “Ken Omom is to be warmly congratulated on his scholarship. He is one of an impressive number of Worcester Fine Art graduates now progressing to further study. Ken’s success is evidence of the wider success of Worcester’s BA course in preparing its graduates to compete successfully for highly coveted places on the very best Fine Art Masters programmes in the UK.”
Looking to the future, Ken hopes that his work will inspire many young artists and aims to become an influential Fine Art artist.