Yates’s to be­come a Pop­world

Aldershot News & Mail - - FRONT PAGE -

A YOUNG artist is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter win­ning a paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by a pop­u­lar BBC tele­vi­sion show.

Char­lotte Bradley has been crowned the adult win­ner of The One Showw Art Show com­pe­ti­tion af­ter im­press­ing pre­sen­ters with her por­trait draw­ings.

The 21-year-old first caught the judges eye when she was short­listed into the fi­nal 24 with her por­trait en­ti­tled Fred’s Wife.

Char­lotte’s paint­ing was in­spired by a charis­matic elderly cou­ple she saw while out in Fleet.

She took her photo but only caught the hus­band’s name, Fred.

Char­lotte painted both in­di­vid­ual por­traits and sub­mit­ted Fred’s wife to The One Show com­pe­ti­tion.

She said: “The cou­ple were so sweet and ac­com­mo­dat­ing so it’s nice to have this recog­ni­tion for them too."

Char­lotte, who lives in Ew­shot and at­tended Lord Wandsworth Col­lege, then got a call from pre­sen­ter Phil Tuffnell at the begin­ning of June to con­firm she was among the fi­nal six in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The fi­nal­ists all ap­peared on the show on June 11 and were told they could pro­duce any­thing they wanted for the next round of the com­pe­ti­tion, which would be used to es­tab­lish one over­all win­ner from each age cat­e­gory.

The fi­nal was on the show aired on July 16 and Char­lotte was de­clared the adult win­ner with her por­trait en­ti­tled ‘Hilda’.

She said: “I’m re­ally pleased to have won the com­pe­ti­tion, as it was quite a sur­prise and the stan­dard of work was all so good. It has been so en­cour­ag­ing to have my work recog­nised. The fam­ily of Hilda, the sec­ond lady I painted, are de­lighted with her por­trait, and they said it re­ally cap­tured ev­ery­thing about her.”

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Char­lotte Bradley won the BBC One Show paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

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