A bright future for talented artist Luke

Park School's Luke Falie was named as Blackpool and The Fylde College's Young Artist of the Year.

Park School's Luke Falie was named as Blackpool and The Fylde College's Young Artist of the Year.

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HAVING a bright outlook in his approach to art saw this youngster named Blackpool and The Fylde College’s Young Artist of the Year.

Luke Farlie from Park School impressed judges with his work called Bright Outlook which was inspired by artist Jasper John.

Luke Farlie, young artist winner

Luke Farlie, young artist winner

The brightly coloured picture saw Luke, 11, use the letters from his name to create the striking piece.

And his efforts certainly paid off as his entry was picked from 100 to be declared the winner.

Luke said: “It felt really good to win.

“I was surprised though, I didn’t see it coming at all.

Jennifer Smith from St. Aidan's with her self-portrait.

Jennifer Smith from St. Aidan's with her self-portrait.

“We looked at Jasper Johns’ work and I like how he uses things like flags and letters and makes them look different.

“I used all the letters in my name to make my design. I like how my work has turned out.”

Schools from across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde submitted more than 100 entries to the competition, organised by Blackpool and The Fylde College’s School of Creative Arts.

Luke won the top prize of £100 in Art Vouchers and £200 of art equipment for his school.

Jacob Ingham-Gore from Arnold with his wood and flex trees.

Jacob Ingham-Gore from Arnold with his wood and flex trees.

All mediums of art were accepted including fine art, photography, graphic design, textiles and 3D artwork.

A specialist panel from the college judged the work and the winners were announced at a special private viewing attended by head teachers, invited guests and finalists.

The judges also announced three runners up: Andrew McGinn and Esme Castles from Lytham High and Catrina Wilkinson from Montgomery.

College principal Pauline Waterhouse said: “It’s incredible testament to the talent of the students that the standard of work on display is so high.

“A selection of 40 highly commended pieces are on display at the Gallery within the College’s University Centre until Friday June 1.”