FREYA’S ART WINS ACCLAIM
A Dumfries pupil has become a “school celebrity” after a Scottish art gallery bought her prize-winning work.
Freya McKune, seven, will receive £75 from National Galleries Scotland for the original collage she submitted to the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2017, for which she won second prize.
The P4 pupil from Loreburn Primary painted a pirate and parrot and now her work will be exhibited all over Scotland.
Her art teacher Lorna McAuley, said: “Freya has been really excited by it all and all the other pupils at school are saying that she is a ‘famous artists now’. She’s become a wee school celebrity. It’s lovely.”
Freya was in P3 when she entered the Pirates and Mermaids category more than a year ago. Her art will feature in Tesco’s 2018 calendar.
Miss McAuley added: “I am very proud of Freya. She is really focused and soaks up any advice she is given.”
Freya’s masterpiece can be viewed at the Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, from February 24 to April 7 next year.
Great painting Freya McKune and and her art teacher Lorna McAuley