1st Place Winner: Candace McKay's "Sashi and Yue."
I chose Candace's piece as my 1st place winner because not only is the image instantly stunning but her creativity and attention to detail kept me starring at it. Her character and mine seem to blend together seamlessly yet she stayed true to her own unique painting style. The amount of time and effort put into this work is inspiring and definitely worthy of the first place slot! Fantastic job Candace!