Congratulations to Sylvie from Year 10 who has had two works accepted by the Royal Academy. Her painting ‘Nursery’ is in the Summer Exhibition and her painting ‘Eliza’ is on the RA’s website in their online Young Artists’ Exhibition. The competition to get an artwork into both these prestigious exhibitions is fierce but it is particularly impressive that ‘Nursery’ was selected from the huge number of submissions produced by adult artists.
Here are the paintings and Sylvie’s own descriptions plus a link to the online exhibition https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/2019/2826
‘Eliza’ - oil on board 127x177 mm:
This piece is a painting based on a photograph of my little sister when she was six. I thought the blues of the shadows in her face would be interesting to paint.
‘Nursery’ - oil on board 304x406mm
This painting is of a photograph of me when I was four. I was interested in the similarities between how I looked then and how I look now.