A NORTH Yorkshire-based artist is in the running for a £15,000 prize, and will see his work go on show at London’s Mall Galleries next month.

Jack Banister, from Whenby near Sheriff Hutton, has been chosen from more than 1,000 artists to be shortlisted for the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018.

Jack is one of 83 artists from across the UK shortlisted for the prize, considered UK’s leading competition for contemporary representational painting and drawing. His work will be exhibited at London’s Mall Galleries from March 5–17, and if he wins he will be in line for the £15,000 prize.

Jack, who has been producing art for five years, said: “I'm really pleased to have my painting in the exhibition. It’s a show I’ve wanted to be in for a while so I’m pretty chuffed to be part of it. The painting also means quite a lot to me, so I guess it’s icing on the cake for it to be received well by others.”

The winner will be be announced on Monday, March 5 at an evening event at the Mall Galleries.