Aelwyn Announced as Young Winner of Art Competition

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Art and design student Aelwyn Whitehead-St Pierre was named winner of the under 17s category of this year’s Paint The Town.

The Blackburn College student was inspired by a project she had done as a piece of coursework.

On the single-day art competition Aelwyn painted a mandala, created by repeating the image of the tower in Blakey Moor near to the statue of William Gladstone.

She said: “Before entering Paint The Town I already had the idea of the mandala from my course. I knew I could do the same sort of thing and took a photo of the tower.”

Judges were clearly impressed by the talented artists work, awarding her first place. She was presented with a certificate at the Paint The Town Prize Evening.

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