We are very proud of Evie (Y8) who has been selected to have her artwork displayed in the Royal Academy’s Young Artists’ Show 2020! 

The Young Artists’ Summer Show is open to children aged 5-19 years old and this year attracted more than 17,700 primary and secondary school entries. The Show runs alongside the world’s largest open submission art show, the RA Summer Exhibition which has been held every year since 1769.  

Evie says:  “I can’t believe it! I first visited the Royal Academy Summer Show back in 2017.  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that just three years later, I would be exhibiting one of my own paintings in their junior show.”

She added: “Lockdown has been tough and I’ve really missed my friends, but it has given me an opportunity to nearly finish my Silver Arts Award which I’ve been doing with Salisbury Art Centre (now part of the Wiltshire Creative). As part of Arts Awards you are encouraged to learn about different artists and try out new techniques.  

“My picture is inspired by portrait artist Loribelle Spirovski.  I wanted to experiment with her original style which draws on surrealism, photorealism and abstracting a person’s face.  I love her mix of different inspirations so tried to imitate her style of changing genders and facial features until they take on new identities.”

Mr Wells said: “We are so proud of Evie – what a fantastic Show to be part of, and especially during such a challenging time it’s great to find a positive output. Her talent shines through in this picture – I can’t stop looking at it! It has so many interesting things to take in!”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Royal Academy is currently closed, but the RA Young Artists’ Show will launch online on 12 July 2020. We will post a link on our social media channels for you all to see!