St Leonards artist to feature on BBC painting contest

Heather Harding
Heather Harding

An artist from St Leonards is currently competing in BBC One’s

Heather Harding has made it to the third round in the show and will feature on the programme this Sunday (March 8).

Heather said: “I moved here from the Hackney in London just over a year and a half ago because I wanted a bit of a lifestyle change and I’ve always liked St Leonards for its friendly and very bohemian feel. I only started painting properly about three years ago and then only when I could find the time as my job, in fashion design, was very demanding. I applied to be on the BBC programme after being sent a link by friends who knew I liked to paint and decided there was no harm in my entering. More than 6,000 people applied and I was overjoyed when I made it through the selection process to be invited to take part in the programme.”