Monday, 9 July 2012

Show Me the Monet - New BBC2 Series

Brighton Art Fair artist Anne Blankson-Hemans is one of a handful of artists to make it through to television’s hottest art competition Show Me the Monet.
Anne, an international award winning artist, works from her home studio in Wootton, Northampton. Herfigurative paintings are inspired primarily from the coastal region of Ghana where she grew up, but include a range of local landscapes as well as some portraiture.

Presented by BBC TV’s Chris Hollins (BBC Breakfast, Cash in the Attic), Show Me the Monet is a series in which a panel of three renowned art critics, David Lee, Charlotte Mullins and Roy Bolton, known as the 'hanging committe', search for great art from professional and amateur artists alike, culminating in a grand exhibition and sale at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London.

Anne was selected from over 3000 applications and presented her painting ‘Harbour Market at Elmina II', a warm painting of a bust lagoon market at a fishing village in her native Ghana.

“I was thrilled to hear I had been selected from thousand of applicants…” Anne said, “…and
was over the moon when I found out I had made the short list of 150 artists to be filmed
before the hanging committee”. “It is a fantastic opportunity especially as I made the
decision last year to become a full time artist. Viewers will need to tune in to find out if I
made it through to the exhibition or not”.

The series began at 3pm today.

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