The Lynn Painter-Strainers prize was created by the Worshipful company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn foundation to encourage creative representational painting and promote the skill of draftsmanship. Both winning artists have chosen to depict foxes. Rachel Levitas, who was awarded £15,000 for her Urban Fox III was inspired by meeting two foxes on her way home “These beautiful and

bold opportunists represents the rise of forces previously suppressed; the

return of the wild to London’s streets, creativity emerging and adapting in a

collapsing economy, and perhaps too something darker, fear of the future.”

The Young Artist Award of £2,500 was received by Lauren Archer for her painting The Chase, a more expressionist piece which would seem to have been influenced by Der Blaue Reiter group and Franz Marc

 The Chase by Lauren Archer