Wisbech artist Louise competes in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition

Landscape Artist of the Year,
Heat 6 "Stowe" Sky Arts.

Landscape Artist of the Year, Heat 6 "Stowe" Sky Arts. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech artist Louise Stebbing will put her artistic skills to the test in the third episode of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year, which aired last night (Wednesday).

But sadly her brush strokes failed to win her a place in the semi-final of the show at Margate, which is due to be screened later next month.

Louise competed against seven other professional artists who were challenged to reproduce a piece of art depicting the Stowe, a National Trust stately home in Buckinghamshire.

This is the second series of the show, which is produced by London and Glasgow-based independent production company Storyvault Films.

Louise beat hundreds of other artists from across the country to win a place in the heat, which is one of six filmed over the summer at three National Trust locations.

The judges are artist Tai Shan Schierenberg and independent curators Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano. Each heat was also open to a further 50 “wildcard” artists who were invited to compete for a potential slot in the semi-final.

The semi-final – featuring the six heat-winners and the best of the wild-cards - took place in Margate, Kent – home to the Turner Contemporary gallery. The show is set to be aired on Tuesday, November 22 at 8pm. The series grand finale, when the winning artist will be announced, was filmed at the Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland and will be shown on Tuesday, November 29, at 8pm.

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The winning artist will receive a £10,000 commission to interpret Petworth House in West Sussex for the National Trust’s national art collection and £500 to spend on CassArt materials.

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