An artist from Kibworth has won two national art awards.
Paul Ferraby has won the Artist Exhibition Award in the Patchings Art competition as well as the Sennelier Award for his painting of the seafront at Blakeney in north Norfolk.
The competition, run annually by The Artist magazine, draws 1,700 entries, of which 140 paintings are chosen to exhibit at Patchings Art Centre near Nottingham for four weeks.
Paul was also awarded the Sennelier prize. Sennelier is a long-standing manufacturer of oil paints.
Paul studied fine art painting for three years in the early 1970s at Farnham Art School, now called University for the Creative Arts Farnham.
He works in oil paint capturing the landscape of Leicestershire, north Norfolk and the Lake District, and is represented by Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick and Croft Wingates Gallery in Market Harborough.
Paul said: “I love the way light can change a view so dramatically.
“For instance, late afternoon sun can leave deep shadows of mystery.”
He added: “With this win, I feel I am getting somewhere and hope it leads to more success.”
Mr Ferraby has had family holidays in north Norfolk and said: “I love painting there, I love the skies and the skies there are wonderful.”
He takes his inspiration from the landscape traditions including Turner. He is now working on a new collection of landscapes and local views.
For details go to www.paulferraby.co.uk.