Artist in frame for top accolade

Elizabeth Nasts watercolour, Stood Up, which has been shortlisted for the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.
Elizabeth Nasts watercolour, Stood Up, which has been shortlisted for the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.

An artist from the Pocklington and district area has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.

Elizabeth Nast, from Holme upon Spalding Moor, has been selected for her watercolour, Stood Up.

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is a prestigious competition for contemporary British representational and figurative painting and drawing.

Just 80 artists have been shortlisted for the prize out of the 1,100 who entered this year’s competition.

The competition is open to any artist resident in the UK and painting or drawing works of figurative or representational art and over 18-years-old.

Created in 2005 by The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and The Lynn Foundation, the open competition champions the skill of draughtsmanship and figurative painting.

The eventual winners will be selected from the 80 works and announced on Monday 6 March at an evening event at the Mall Galleries.

Ian Rowley, chairman of the organising committee, said: “We’re delighted by this very positive response to the Prize. At a time when British representational art is in danger of losing its way and being ignored by much of the art establishment, this shows the tremendous desire among artists to capture and shed light upon the real world.”

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize for figurative and representational art – art that seeks to capture the real world – offers total prize money of £30,000, comprising a first prize of £15,000 and a gold medal, second prize of £4,000 alongside the newly introduced People’s Prize worth £2,000.

Young artists aged 25 or under compete for the Young Artist Award of £4,000.