A PORTRAIT painted by a former Henley College student was selected from hundreds of submissions for an exhibition in London’s
A PORTRAIT painted by a former Henley College student was selected from hundreds of submissions for an exhibition in London’s Mall Galleries.
Danny Leyland’s Matilda, an oil painting of his friend, hung alongside other students’ works and those of professional artists at the event held jointly by the Royal Society of British Artists and the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.
Only 22 entries were chosen from nearly 500 pieces submitted by 87 sixth form colleges across the UK. Danny Leyland held the title of RBA scholar during the course of the exhibition.
Louise Marten, young arts committee member for the Henley Decorative and Fine Arts Society, worked closely with The Henley College on this project, and last September arranged for the work of three students to be put forward for this national competition. Lady Camoys, president of HEDFAS, presented the three students with a prize and certificate of excellence.
Danny is now studying a one-year art foundation Course at Oxford Brookes University and hopes to go on to study fine art at the Ruskin School, Oxford.
Jude Wall, a programme leader at The Henley College, said: “Danny has done fantastically well and the Henley Decorative and Fine Arts Society has been extremely supportive to us, both now and in the past. A special thank-you to Louise Marten.”