Friday, 3rd February 2017
ARTWORK created by a student while at a North Yorkshire is to go on show in London
ARTWORK created by a student while at a North Yorkshire school is to go on display at two prestigious locations in
Anna Ridings's pencil drawing of a friend from
Anna, 19, who took her A Levels last year and is now studying a degree in fashion at
Previously work by Lois Ancell, Hayley Stephenson and Oli Nixon was put forward for selection by Debbie Burrows, young arts representative of Hambleton Decorative and Fine Arts Society, and subsequently chosen by the RBA to appear in
Anna, of Picton, said: "It's very exciting and a real honour. The piece was part of my A Level coursework. I was inspired by the work of Dirk Dzimirsky, who produces very emotional, close-up portraits.
"I chose my friend Abbie Grange as the subject because she has an interesting look with masses of curly hair. We did a photoshoot and I worked from the photographs so Abbie didn't have to pose too much. It took many hours to plan and produce."
"The photoshoot shouldn't be underestimated because it took a lot of work with the staging and lighting in the school's photographic studio to ensure the pictures captured the essence of Abbie, which Anna was then able to reflect in her final piece."
Debbie, who arranged for Anna's work to be framed and sent to
"I can put forward two pieces of work per student but the number of students is unlimited and, with the talent on display last year, I was able to put quite a lot forward.
"More than 200 pieces are sent in from around the country and only 22 are chosen for the
Anna has been invited to the preview of the exhibition at the Royal Overseas League, in