A YOUNG artist from Wilmslow has seen her work be chosen for a national exhibition next year.

Former Wilmslow High School student Eleanor Prime, who is studying fine art at Newcastle University, will have a painting displayed at the Royal Society of British Artists’ (RBA) Rising Stars exhibition.

The painting, which is called ‘James’, was one of 284 works submitted by National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts societies (NADFAS) on behalf of 73 schools from across the country.

Eleanor’s work as chosen from those entries, and will now be shown at the Mall Galleries, in London, from Tuesday, March 21 to Saturday, April 1.

“I am extremely honoured and grateful to have been selected for these two RBA exhibitions,” she said.

“As a young artist, it is fantastic to have this early opportunity to display my work.

“I would like to thank Wilmslow High School’s art department and Wilmslow DFAS for putting my painting forward.”

Eleanor has also been given the title of ‘RBA Scholar’, and will receive a certificate recognising her achievement.

Four other Wilmslow High students entered their work for the exhibition through the Wilmslow branch of NADFAS, and Claire Bennett, the school’s art team leader, is delighted with their work.

“To achieve such impressive examination results is fantastic news for the school and I am extremely proud of the students’ achievements,” she said.

“But to achieve national success and the opportunity to showcase our artwork in such a prestigious way is simply amazing.

“Our thanks go to Leonie Jones and her associates at Wilmslow NADFAS for their continued support of the art curriculum.

“Credit also to our students for their continued efforts and the art teachers who have gone above and beyond to ensure that every student’s potential is reached.

“We are an extremely passionate and committed team and thrive on opportunities to showcase our work and talent.”