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David, an Academy Site Supervisor,  beat off hundreds of painters to earn a place in the heats on Sky Arts, ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’. He was one of eight artists appearing on the programme on Tuesday, November 12th, and was tasked with painting the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle. We are pleased to say that he has got through to the semi-finals

“The experience was very challenging, there was a mixture of excitement, pressure and the camera’s being around. Overall I’m delighted with the outcome and the judge’s choice as there were some really talented artists painting on the day.”

David previously studied a graphic design course at college and a fine art degree at university.

In recent years his paintings have been displayed by The Royal Society of British Artists and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London and the Royal Scottish Academy. He also won first prize in the inter-school ‘Varsity’ competition organised by Accrington Academy in July.

The semi-finals will be in Cromarty, near Inverness and broadcast on Tuesday, 26th November at 8.00pm on Sky Arts – be sure to tune in!



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