Megan's moggy is picture-purrfect!

9 Oct 2019 09:56
Published by: Kian French

AWARD-WINNING artist Megan Fleming feels like the cat's whiskers after impressing the judges with her portrait of 'my real actual cat' Tilly.

The magnificent moggy was captured by the five-year-old Bramhall painter for the Independent School's Association North competition.

Hundreds of pupils aged from four to 18 from schools across the region submit their work each year at Greenbank Preparatory School in Cheadle Hulme with the very best then going forward a national Exhibition.

Judged by Stockport's own distinguished artist Henry Quick, a former primary school headteacher, who now works out of a studio in the Vernon Mill, Megan's picture of Tilly won third place and will be sent the national exhibition.

Henry said: "Judging art is always subjective and to some extent based on a gut feeling, but Megan's Picture of Tilly did stand out as a very happy picture. She obviously loves her cat and you can feel that from the picture."

ISA North-West arts coordinator Jacqueline Reeder, who is a senior teacher at Greenbank, added: "It's an incredibly lively picture and you can feel Tilly's movement. Her eyes follow you around the room so you could easily say Tilly is the Mona Lisa of all cats."

Megan had the last word as she said: "I love Tilly so much, even when she's naughty and jumps up on you."

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