Village artist makes mark on TV series

One of Roger's landscapes, depicting Newton
One of Roger's landscapes, depicting Newton

Yelvertoft artist Roger Griffiths has been chosen by judges to take part in a new television series, Landscape Artist of the Year 2015.

This is the first series of Landscape Artist of the Year, following on from two successful series of Portrait Artist of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Over 1,000 artists applied to appear on the series and they were then whittled down by three judges,

Some 48 were chosen to attend six heats at three National Trust locations. In four hours, the judges chose a winner to go on to the semi-final

Roger said: “I was surprised but delighted to have been asked to compete with other artists in this new television series.

“It was quite a daunting but uplifting experience and I hope that viewers will enjoy the range of work that was produced by the competing artists in such a short time in front of the cameras.”

Screening starts weekly at 8pm on Tuesday October 6 on the Sky Arts channel so viewers will have to watch to see if Roger made it through to the next round.

Roger has been a member of the Rugby and District Art Society for many years, and has also become a full member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

He exhibits locally and his work has been chosen several times for the national exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at the Mall Galleries in London.

His work can be seen in the Hayrack Gallery, The Old Dairy Farm Centre, Upper Stowe near Bugbrooke, Northampton and in the Primrose Gallery, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe as well as on his website