First prize winner

Rose Wylie, the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2014, talks about how it feels to have won.

Rose Wylie:

It's completely unexpected! It's always the position; I like the John Moores and you put in your work for a long time and suddenly you win it. Which is terrific. 

The graphic, dark lines on the floor. The diagramatic beginning of the floorboards and the windows were factual. They were what I was told the gallery had, so they are not imagined, they are not made up or there spuriously. They exist. Floorboads. Windows.

So I started with that and put in figures from the event because I thought they were very striking. The women were very striking. They were all dressed differently, they all had a very good appearance. The looked good.  

I've always liked the John Moores. It's got a lovely kind of long, established, position in my life. It's something that you go in for because it's a good thing to win, because it's for painting. It's the only one that's just for painting.



Tim Marlow on: his favourite paintings

John Moores 2014 judge, Tim Marlow, talks about his favourite paintings at the Walker Art Gallery.

Tim Marlow and Zeng Fanzhi

Judges Tim Marlow and Zeng Fanzhi talk about the paintings they've seen during stage 1 of the judging for the John Moores Painting Prize 2014.

Zeng Fanzhi on Lucian Freud 

Zeng Fanzhi is a critically acclaimed artist and is one of the world’s top 10 contemporary artists by revenue.

He picked 'Interior at Paddington' by Lucian Freud as his favourite painting from the Walker's collection, because he has a personal connection with this work.