A LOCAL eight-year-old girl has visited 10 Downing Street to see her winning artwork on display, after she won MP Michelle Donelan’s art competition to mark the King’s Coronation.
Grace Twiner-Phelan from Bowerhill Primary School won the category for children aged up to 13 years, with her picture featuring King Charles III with Queen Camilla in their royal carriage.
She went to London, along with family members and the other winners of the competition, to have a tour around Parliament and Downing Street.
“I like the fact that my painting is now hung with all the other paintings in Downing Street and that the prime minister walks past this every day and sees my artwork,” says Grace. “In my painting I liked that I had little flowers around the edges of the carriage.”
Michelle Donelan said, “Recently, I was able to add an extra touch to the prize for my King’s Coronation Art Competition! Kington Langley Arts Society very kindly donated wonderful goody bags full of art materials as prizes for the winners and in addition, the winners experienced an opportunity in Westminster. The talented prize winners experienced a tour of the Houses of Parliament and a unique tour inside Number 10 Downing Street. This gave them the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see their artwork on display in the foyer of Number 10 Downing Street.
“I would like to congratulate the winners again; your art turned this competition into an unforgettable masterpiece!”