Elizabeth McCarten, awarded a BA(Hons) in Fine Art Painting in 2012, is also a Royal Drawing School graduate. She collected her £500 prize for her ethereal watercolour The Boboli Gardens and was credited by Jackson’s Art Supplies for her “measured, understated” painting which is “peppered with a delicate decorative quality”.
Elizabeth, now based in London and teaching on the Young Artist Programme at The Royal Drawing School, recently completed a residency at Borgo Pignano in Italy and travelled to Florence to make a series of works, including her prizewinning watercolour painting.
About her time at the University of Brighton, Elizabeth said: “Brighton gave me a new sense of independence. Firstly because I had left London and was exploring a new city on my own for the first time and secondly because it helped develop a strong artistic independence and confidence within myself.