The Best Artist category was a close affair and could have been awarded to any one of three nominees, all clearly very talented. American portraitist Moe Delaitre (www.portraitsbymoe.com) and Liba Stambollion (www.artwork-liba.com) had many admirers, but it was Ukrainian-born Daria Goncharenko (www.goncharenkod.com) who ultimately won the category. Finding inspiration in a variety of sources and different shapes, Daria tells us that she adheres to a philosophy of never following trends. Her paintings create positive vibes with their bright colours and detail. «I’m always experimenting with different shapes, to keep my art in constant progress.» she explains.