Megan’s artwork takes flight

Megan 1 webA YOUNG artist is to have one of her drawings exhibited for the first time – in the House of Commons.

Megan Jenner, who studies A Level Fine Art and BTEC Level 3 Computer Game Design at Priestley College, has been invited to London by the Association of Colleges to see her work in the exhibition.

“It’s the first time I have ever had my work exhibited so it is very exciting,” said Megan, who is 17 and from Brookvale in Runcorn.

“I’ve been to London but never the House of Commons so to be invited there is great.”

Megan will be at the launch of the exhibition, which will be hosted by Alan Johnson MP and attended by the Education Secretary Michael Gove, on March 16.

Her charcoal drawing – a stunning study of a great tit in flight – will sit alongside a variety of other works in the Sixth Form Colleges Art Exhibition.

Priestley Tutor Steven Lane said it would be a great opportunity for Megan who is a former pupil at The Heath in Runcorn.

“To be chosen from so many other pieces of art that will have been submitted for a national exhibition such as this is an incredible achievement,” he said.

Megan has been drawing since she was a little girl and was inspired by her granddad, George Arthur Gittens, who used to paint birds on local waters.

Her study of the bird in flight is part of her Fine Art exam piece for which she is predicted to achieve A/A*

Next year she is planning to do an Art Foundation at Priestley College in Warrington before heading to university where she plans to switch her focus to computer game design.

“My combination of studies at Priestley has really helped to benefit my chances of a career in computer games design because I am learning skills and techniques in Fine Art that I might not otherwise have had,” said Megan.

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