Artist’s work to form part of an international exhibition

Heather Stuart with her painting "African Woman" selected for The Peace Project's 3rd Internatinal Exhibition
Heather Stuart with her painting "African Woman" selected for The Peace Project's 3rd Internatinal Exhibition

AN ARTIST has had one of her paintings chosen by an international exhibition.

The work, African Woman, by local artist and children’s illustrator Heather Stuart is one of only five to be chosen from the UK for The Peace Project’s Third Annual Exhibition.

It is currently on display at the Hastings Arts Forum as part of her solo exhibition.

Heather was encouraged to enter her work by Michele D’Acosta, one of the founders of The Peace Project, a social movement formed to fund charitable causes through art, who saw it online.

She was delighted to have her work chosen and said: “I nearly fell over with shock.”

A panel including Pulitzer Prize winning artist Karen Blessen, editor of Black & White Magazine Dean Brierley, and assistant curator of the London Tate Leyla Fakhr, selected 156 works from those submitted by artists worldwide.

The winning pieces, including African Woman will be showcased on panels in the exhibition set to tour America. Visit www.thepeaceproject.com.