Local artists in running for prestigious accolade

Char Faber's piece, created on an iPad SUS-161202-130845001
Char Faber's piece, created on an iPad SUS-161202-130845001
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Six local people have been shortlisted for the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize rewards outstanding examples of representational painting from across the UK.

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

More than 130 works have been selected for the exhibition by a distinguished panel comprising Catharine Davison, Artist; Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC, Artist; James Lloyd, Artist; Sam Wadsworth, Artist; Andrew Wilton, Research Fellow at Tate Britain.

Included in the shortlist is Paul Newland and Tom Benjamin, both from Lewes, Nicholas Bush from Newhaven, Alice Carter from East Chiltington and Lewis Chamberlain from Newick. Char Faber, from Lewes, has also been shortlisted, with a painting created using an iPad.

Now in its eleventh year, the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for artists in the country, offering total prize money of £30,000, including a first prize of £15,000.

The competition is particularly popular with young contemporary painters and art students; the Young Artist Award of £2,500 is a coveted prize that aims to promote the tradition of painting and support fresh talent, and is open to those aged 25 or under.

For the second year running, the competition is also offering the Brian Botting Prize of £5,000, which will be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for the best representation of the human figure.

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