Steve meets the Young Artist of the Year

Steve Brine dropped into the University of Winchester on Wednesday 16th November to meet a local artist who graduated from the city.

Francis Martin, who is exhibiting at The Link Gallery at West Downs, left Winchester School of Art in 2009, and has since won the Young Artist of the Year Award, given by the Society of All Artists, twice!

Since graduation, Francis has exhibited widely across London and the South, as well as in Amsterdam, and has seen his work published in a number of magazines.

Francis said: "I am a professional artist working mostly in oil paint; however drawing is also a big part of my practice. I have always had a strong interest in painting and drawing and have been practicing since a very early age."

Steve added: "I was blown away by the quality of Francis' work on show here today. He is a very impressive young man, and is clearly pulling out all the stops. I wish him all the luck in the world and am really looking forward to seeing him develop- he is a real credit to Winchester."

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