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Student awarded Young Artist Award 2017

Student awarded Young Artist Award 2017

Jessica Burgess - Victoria

Jessica Burgess, MA Fine Art, has been awarded the Lynn Painter-Stainers ‘Young Artist Award’ for 2017 for her painting Victoria (pictured). Jessica writes of her paintings that they are intended to initiate “conversations about a fragmented world that mirrors our image-saturated lifestyles. My work explores how we consume and discard images with little pause for thought and how this has given painting a new agency as a slower medium.” The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created in 2005 to encourage the best creative representational painting and promote the skill of draughtsmanship. The exhibition runs from 6 – 18 March 2017 at the Mall Galleries, London and from 25 March – 22 April 2017 at Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey.