Brush with national award

Elizabeth Nast's watercolour entitled 'Mexborough Interchange'.
Elizabeth Nast's watercolour entitled 'Mexborough Interchange'.

An artist from Holme on Spalding Moor has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.

Elizabeth Nast has two works of art shortlisted in the competition, Mexborough Interchange’ and ‘It Says Roar’, the UK’s leading contest for British contemporary representational painting and drawing.

Just 83 artists have been shortlisted for the prize out of 1,144 who entered this year’s competition.

The eventual winners will be selected from these works and announced on Monday 5 March at an evening event at the Mall Galleries in London.

Ian Rowley, chairman of the organising committee, said: “This year, we’ve been staggered by the quality of the entries.

“There’s a tremendous diversity to the works combined with some bold approaches.

“A record-breaking 2,194 works were submitted by over a thousand artists, which shows that representational art in the UK is in better health than the art establishment might surmise. The judges have now completed the very difficult job of whittling those 1,000-plus artists down to just 83, whose works will be exhibited.”

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