Keith Ashcroft Shortlisted
Artist Keith Ashcroft shortlisted for major art prize
Keith Ashcroft Shortlisted from over 1,000 artists for a prestigious national art prize worth £15,000 to the winner. Keith Ashcroft is one of 83 artists from across the UK shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018, the UK’s leading competition for British contemporary representational painting and drawing.Having made the shortlist his work will be exhibited at London’s Mall Galleries from 5–17 March.
With over a 1000 artists entering this year’s competition – the highest number in the prize’s 13-year history.
Responding to the news of his shortlisting, Keith Ashcroft said: “I’m delighted to be selected and included in such a prestigious award as the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, to feature alongside such a rich and diverse group of painters is both a privilege and an honour. 2018 is an exciting time for contemporary painting.”
Keith has been producing art for a number of years and since 2010 he has dedicated his practice to the disciplines and demands of oil painting, exploring the possibilities which paint offers him as a medium and a means to pursue ideas through the visual language of paint. The winner will be selected from the shortlisted works and announced on 5 March at an evening event at the Mall Galleries, London.
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Art Prize
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.
For the fourth year running, the competition is also offering the Brian Botting Prize of £5,000. This will be awarded to an artist aged 30-or-under for an outstanding representation of the human figure.
The competition is open to any artist, professional or amateur, resident in the UK and painting or drawing works of representational art and over 18-years-old. The competition aims to promote and support fresh new talent.
Created in 2005 by The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and The Lynn Foundation, the competition champions the skill of draughtsmanship and representational painting. The exhibition aims to reflect the breadth of approaches and materials from across the artistic spectrum.
For further details visit www.lynnpainterstainersprize.org.uk
Artist’s work will be exhibited at Mall Galleries in London 5–17 March
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