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Young artists have work exhibited at top gallery in London

Young artists have work exhibited at top gallery in London

Young artists have work exhibited at top gallery in London

Three of the most promising young artists in the UK have been named as the winners of the 2012 annual wild art contest run by the RSPB Wildlife Eplorers.

The winners from each of the 3 age categories; 15 year old Juliette Lemoine from Glasgow, 12 year old Lachie Fingland from Callander and 7 year old Elliot Dunsbee from Chepstow, will all see their winning entries on display at the London Mall Galleries between 1st-11th November as part of the Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition.

There were hundreds of young artists aged 19 and under who submitted entries into this years contest and offered drawings, paintings and collages of both wildlife and wild places that meant the most to them.

Mark Boyd, RSPB Head of Youth and Education, said; ‘We were really impressed with the way all the entrants in the Wild Art competition managed to capture and express a special moment between themselves and the wild.

‘For some of the entrants this will be the start of a lifelong relationship with the natural World, which will ignite their desire to protect and champion the best of UK wildlife for us all to enjoy in the future.’

Juliette Lemoine won the 13 and over age category of the competition with a collage of a pheasant.  She said; ‘It’s really exciting to have won, and it will definitely motivate me to carry on as an artist.  I love the colours, shapes and patterns found in nature and use these for my artworks. I enjoy going out sketching and feel really lucky that there is such a variety of wildlife to inspire me where I live in central Scotland.’

As well as being exhibited in London, the artists will see their work published in the RSPB’s junior membership magazines and have received gift vouchers for art supplies.Find out more about getting young people interested in nature and wildlife at http://www.rspb.org.uk/youth/   or to plan a visit to the exhibition go to http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk

 

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