Pupil wins a national portrait competition

A pupil from Bringhurst Primary School has won a national art competition run by the Times Education supplement, (TES).

The competition saw primary school pupils from across the UK create portraits of their teachers using a variety of different art materials.

Spike Jordon, age 6, won £100 worth of art supplies after being selected as the national winner. 

The portrait of Spike’s teacher, Mrs Muto, was produced in the style of Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn Monroe.’

Spike said: “I used water colours to make my picture and I wanted it to be really bright and colourful. I am so happy that I have won!”

The winner was announced on the TES Twitter page to over 24,000 followers, revealing that the overall standard was extremely high. 

Mrs Muto, Spike’s Teacher, said: “I am absolutely delighted for Spike. I am sure the winning art supplies will help him to develop and experiment further with his artistic talents.

“We will definitely make sure the picture has pride of place in our classroom.”