We had been wondering when we saw Dylan Hatton Donegan’s fine Splash Of Colour kids art competition what his inspirations might have been.
Perhaps a dash of Keith Haring, some cubist Picasso, a little Mondian and maybe just a splash of Hockney.
As it turns out, the main inspiration for Dylan’s winning entry was, eh, the online video game Fortnite. And a female character therein deciding to paint a window in a jigsaw pattern of colours.
Naturally, mum Nicola wasn’t about to sacrifice precious daylight and that much-needed view in these lockdown days, so Dylan retired to the back patio.
His mini-masterpiece took a full week to complete, and that’s even with a little help from his 3-year-old brother, Leo. A helping hand that inspired the Dyleo signature on Marshmallow Mish-Mash.
This afternoon, we presented young Dylan with his winning €50 voucher – the lad opting for Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop, with Mooch having run a close second – and we tried to find out just where all this arty-farty talent came from…
Thanks again to Greystones-based telecommunications geeks Goldfish for sponsoring that €50 prize. You can check out all of this year’s fine entries here.