Winner of the Mayor’s Portrait Competition 2022

3rd August 2022 0 By Richard Stockwell

CONGRATULATIONS to Jane Elliman, winner of the Hungerford Summer Festival Mayor’s portrait competition 2022!

Jane has been painting and drawing since she was tiny, and won her first painting competition at age 7. “Sadly,” she says, “that was the last one until now!

Jane will be a familiar face to many of you as a long-time stall-holder at Hungerford Antiques Arcade. Jane’s portrait was selected by Hungerford’s Mayor, Helen Simpson, not only because of the likeness that Jane was able to portray but also, said Helen, “Because she has caught the light in my eye, and the joy in my heart.

Jane’s portrait is painted in watercolour on board and will be exhibited temporarily at The Hub, Hungerford Library before it is given to the Mayor to keep, courtesy of the artist. If you missed this year’s competition, keep an eye out for the 2023 schedule on the Hungerford Summer Festival Website