WORK by a local artist has been selected from almost 900 entries to appear in a national exhibition.
Cathy Simpson, based in St Leonards, has had her “Yellow Birds in Wisteria” selected by The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, to appear in their 200th exhibition in London, in March.
It has come to be recognised as one of the leading national institutions for watercolour painting.
Cathy said: “It was very, very competitive. It’s like the Royal Academy.
Describing her work she said: “It is quirky and distinctive, nobody else is working in this particular way. It’s also slightly humourous.”
She said that her painting “Yellow Birds in Wisteria” was inspired by the garden where she used to live, in the West Midlands, adding that since she had moved to the Hastings area, her work had taken on a new lightness and brightness.
Cathy is working towards an exhibition at the Weekend Gallery, in High Street, this coming July and August.
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours’ 200th exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square, from March 14 to 25.
Visit www.mallgalleries.org.uk, or www.cathysimpsonillustration.com for more information on the artist.