Young Kingston artist Madeleine Pitt celebrates her success this week as she has had her painting accepted into the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (9th June-17th August). At aged just 12 years old, Madeleine beat over 10,000 other artists to get her work recognised in this annual event on the cultural calendar. The Royal Academy panel judge the art on its merit, unaware of the artists’ identities or age, and Madeleine is the youngest person this year to have been accepted. Her work is hung alongside esteemed artists like Ken Howard and Tracy Emin, and the actress Una Stubbs (of recent Sherlock fame). The painting, entitled Blood on the Wire hangs in the Small Weston Room at the Burlington House galleries. The acrylic work was built up to a 3D effect with wire and balsa wood and took just over a month to complete. Madeleine is thrilled to have her work recognised. “This is such an achievement and an amazing opportunity,” she says.

Based on information supplied by Jenny Pitt.