A COTSWOLD artist is excited after filming for a television art competition set to be screened next year.

Melanie Thorn Potten, of Moreton-in-Marsh, is set to appear on Sky Art's Landscape Artist of the Year 2024, on the show's ninth series.

Earlier this year, Mrs Thorn Potten, a semi-professional landscape artist, submitted her work to the show and was selected to appear as a Wildcard Artist.

She said: "The experience was absolutely fantastic and I got to meet a lot of like-minded creatives.

"I got to travel up to Liverpool Waterfront for the programme on a swelteringly hot day, which was brilliant and a challenge.

"I cannot wait for it to be televised in the new year."

The show is presented by Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan, and is judged by award-winning artist Tai Shan Schierenberg, independent curator Kathleen Soriano, and art historian Kate Bryan.

Artists enter with landscape artwork created within the last five years. At the heats, they are given four hours to paint a particular landscape somewhere in the UK

Six heat winners get to compete in the semi-final, and three semi-finalists are selected for the final.

Just one finalist is selected as the overall winner, who receives a £10,000 prize commission for a major British institution and £500 of art materials from Cass Art.

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Mrs Thorn Potten said: "It was amazing to meet the judges and presenters as well. They were very welcoming and complimentary of my work."

She has previously been featured in the competition once before, in season seven.

Mrs Thorn Potten has a degree in fine art from the University of Gloucestershire and was recently selected as a finalist for a prestigious Cotswold art event, the Broadway Arts Festival Art Competition.

Artists can now also apply to be on series 10 of the show, by visiting the Sky Artist of the Year website at https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape/.

The deadline to apply is midday on Friday, May 3.