22-year-old BA Fine Art Student, Amie Andrews, has won the North Lincolnshire Print Open, held at the Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber, where print artists from across the UK have been exhibiting their thought-provoking work.
Amie has been an Art learner at the Grimsby Institute since she decided to pursue a career in something close to heart. After originally training in Childcare, Amie was advised to choose a career that she would enjoy. Having achieved a Grade A in Art at GCSE, Amie decided to enrol for the 1st Diploma in Art at the Grimsby Institute and has never looked back.
Amie said: “I won awards as Artist of the Year for both the 1st Diploma and National Diploma in Art. The tutors are so helpful and they really give us a lot of freedom to explore our work. They inspired me to enter the competition because I haven’t always been very confident of my work.
“I had three pieces accepted into the final, which was brilliant itself. When I went to the opening night and found out I’d won it was an amazing feeling.”
Amie created a screen print from her own drawing and paintings, which was then composed on to MDF board. Having been awarded a £400 prize, Amie, who will soon be starting the final year of her degree at University Centre Grimsby, plans to carry on developing her screen printing work and working towards the Degree Show, using unusual materials like perspex and mirrors.
Amie continued: “It’s amazing to have my work recognised, I’ve only ever entered two competitions and I’ve won a prize in both, which is just unbelievable.”