21 July 2018

Artists taking up BBC's 'Great Painting Challenge' to show their work

ARTISTS who have taken up the BBC’s ‘Great Painting Challenge’ will show their work in Alvechurch.

TV show contestants are set a weekly task but the judges ask one to leave the series each week.

Luckily the challenges set for artistsat Pam McGregor’s classes in Droitwich and Alvechurch take longer to complete and no-one is asked to go.

Businessman Kamal Khan, who owns the Grosvenor House nursing home in Alvechurch and Tutnall Hall near Bromsgrove, was the taskmaster and set three challenges.

The first was to follow in the footsteps of the impressionists like Monet by painting outdoors.

The second was to produce work in the style of Leonardo da Vinci. One of the local artists, who shares a birthday with the Italian, has created a large painting of an angel in his style.

The third was to produce a piece of art representing Mozart.

Pam said: “When we first heard the three options we were not sure whether anyone would have the courage to attempt to emulate such great artists but, as in previous years, many of them have and we have provided plenty of entrants for the panel to judge.”

The winners of this year’s challenge will be announced and displayed at Tutnall Hall’s summer fete tomorrow (Saturday).

The entries, together with 100 other images, will be on display at the exhibition at Alvechurch Village Hall from Thursday to Saturday, July 26 to 28.

The opening times are 10am to 6pm each day and 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

Visit www.pamsartclasses.co.uk for more.

We are grateful to the Bromsgrove Standard for their permission to use this artice