Otley artist up for national prize

Ilkley Gazette: Artist Peter Holt Artist Peter Holt

An Otley artist’s work will go on display at London’s Mall Galleries next week.

Peter Holt’s oil on board painting, Lena, is one of 49 works to have been shortlisted for the Artist and Illustrators magazine’s Artists of the Year competition.

All of the entries will be exhibited at the galleries from Monday, January 6 to Sunday, January 19, with the winner of the portrait category due to be announced on Tuesday, January 7.

The public can still vote for their favourites, with Mr Holt’s entry available for viewing at artistsandillustrators.co.uk/holt2013 until noon on Friday, January 3. Formerly a London-based illustrator, Lancashire-born Mr Holt moved to Otley more than 20 years ago and now focuses on painting portraits and teaching art.

An annual event to promote the country’s best ‘undiscovered’ artists, the Artists and Illustrators’ competition includes a £1,000 prize.

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