Painting Triumph

A Penzance painting and decorating student will be building on his success after winning second prize in the regional heat of the Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year competition. Penwith College student Tom Nowells from Heamore, Penzance competed in the south west heat held at Bournemouth and Poole College in Dorset against strong competition from 17 other competitiors from colleges including Exeter, Plymouth, Bath, Poole and the Isle of Wight.

Each competitor was given an entry pack with a set of instructions and drawings which they had to follow in order to transpose a design from the plan onto a wall. This required the use of precise measurements and a compass to scale the design from the plan up to the size required for the wall art. Once completed the design was delicately painted using brush skills. Competitors had just six hours to complete the task. 
Andie Bishop, lecturer at Penwith College said: “The standard of the work from all of the competitors was impressive. Tom was able to demonstrate the maths, painting skills and techniques he had acquired at the College to complete this task to the best of his ability which won him 2nd prize. This was Penwith College’s first entry in the competition and a great result for Tom.”
Tom won £30 and a bag of tools from Johnstone’s Paints.