Your World, Our Art | Artist Takeover | Bob Barker

You may have heard of our monthly #YourWorldOurArt competition. Well, this year it's back and better than ever! Every few months, a different artist will be taking over our competition to bring you their own take on how their art has been styled best by collectors. Each takeover will give you a chance to win a hand-signed artwork* simply by submitting a photo of their work in your home. The artist will then pick a winner from all of the entries and announce it at the end of their monthly feature. 

Featured art: Bob Barker, '12 Bars Past Midnight'.

Bob Barker takes the judge's seat!

To celebrate his latest release, Bob Barker will be taking over our competition. Whether you’ve opted for a limited edition print or an original artwork, Bob would love to see it, so send us a clear, well-lit photograph of how you've styled his artwork with your existing home décor and furnishings for a chance to win!

You can submit your photos to or enter via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging @castlegalleries with the hashtag #YourWorldOurArt.* 

Previous artist takeovers

Our previous #YourWorldOurArt competition takeovers have been a little wild, as two of our most popular wildlife artists, Robert Oxley and Alfie Bowen, jumped into the judge's seat to select the winning entries from all of your submissions. We saw tigers in the kitchen, lions in the bathroom and flamingoes in the conservatory, with collectors not afraid to match their artworks to all of the things that make their home special - whether that's potted plants, a statement rug or patterned curtains. Plus the artists may have been more than a little swayed by our collectors' adorable pets! 

We have also previously taken a deep dive into the world of Richard Rowan, with hundreds of submissions filling up our inbox. One entrant wrote: 'Unlike Richard, I have never had the opportunity to see the Aurora Borealis. But I am lucky enough to have a glimpse of this phenomenon, through Richard's eyes, right here in my home.'

Featured art (L-R): Robert Oxley, 'Genghis' (sold out), Alfie Bowen, 'It's Been A Long Day', £395 and Richard Rowan, 'Remind Me Never to Forget'  £850 and 'Nature Awakens' (sold out) . Pooches not for sale. 

How to submit a winning entry

To help us see your artwork in all its glory, here are some tips for taking your photograph: 

 ·  Make sure you take the picture from far enough back that we're able to see how you've styled it within your home. We love how no two people style the same piece in the same way, making the artwork truly unique to the room. 

·  Lighting is key in ensuring we see every detail of your artwork. Natural daylight or just turning your ceiling light on should help us clearly see your photo. 

·  Tell us all about your piece and why it's special to you! Nothing makes us happier than hearing from our collectors about what drew them to a particular piece, and why it resonates so strongly with them.

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