Truro College art students, Stan Welch and Elisha Keyworth, are presently exhibiting their paintings at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. This is thanks to the encouraging support of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and NADFAS South West offer young artist here in Cornwall.
This year fifty six NADFAS Societies supported the venture and they submitted a staggering 368 images of original student work including paintings, ceramics and sculpture. The challenge was for RBA President James Horton and his fellow council members to pick a number of pieces, which combined the highest levels of skill, expression and draughtsmanship.
Stan and Elisha’s work is not only being displayed alongside those of professional artists at the Mall Galleries in London from 11-21 March, but has also been on show at the RBA’s RISING STARS exhibition at Lloyds Registry Gallery in the City of London.
Stan’s self portrait won the RBA 2015 John Ingram prize, which in 2010 was won by Truro College student India Bunce. By happy coincidence, India was exhibiting at the same RBA show this year, but now as a professional artist. India has recently graduated from Edinburgh after studying Fine Art Painting for three years. She has been awarded the title of ‘One to Watch’ by the RBA and clearly has a successful career ahead of her.