RGS Guildford courtyard with students

Royal Academy Young Artists Online Show

Congratulations to Lower Sixth student, Joe Thorneycroft, whose painting has just been selected for the Royal Academy Young Artists Online Show.

This year there were 21,500 submissions, so this is a phenomenal achievement! The acrylic, on canvas, A1 sized painting entitled ‘Dad’ was painted to last year’s GCSE theme of ‘Isolation’.

Joe stated: ‘I wanted to study human emotions in a detailed portrait. This piece was largely inspired by the drawings and etchings of Kathe Kollwitz, a German Second World War artist. I asked my father to pose for me for this portrait’.

The online exhibition will be available to view from Tuesday 16 July here.