A PIECE of artwork by a Wirral woman has been selected from 6,500 entrants to appear at an exhibition in London.

Clare Chinnery, from New Brighton, focuses her art on an abstract style and is currently concerned with capturing light, shape and form taking inspiration from from Dutch Vanitas still lives.

She studied Fine Art Painting at Liverpool John Moores University where she developed her abstract style concentrating mainly on abstract landscapes.

Clare's piece, Beyond the Reach of Sixpenny Anxieties, has been selected to appear in the ING Discerning Eye exhibition in London.

Her work was chosen from 6,500 pieces and one of the 628 shortlisted.

Wirral Globe: Beyond the Reach of Sixpenny AnxietiesBeyond the Reach of Sixpenny Anxieties (Image: Clare Chinnery)

Former England footballer Tony Adams and singer “H” from Steps formed part of the celebrity selector panel which in past years has included HRH The King.

He said of this year’s competition: "When I paint, a little part of me is released into the world so I know how it feels to be ‘judged’. I’ve been blown away by the talent and diversity in this year’s competition." 

The selection panel for the exhibition also included light artist Chris Levine, sculptor Julian Wild, curator Péjú Oshin and Government Art Collection Director Eliza Gluckman.

The six selectors - two artists, two collectors and two critics - spent days whittling down the 6,500 artworks entered for the open competition and exhibition.

All 628 of the shortlisted works, spanning all genres and representing some of the best art in the UK, will be shown in the ING Discerning Eye exhibition – free to see at the Mall Galleries, London, from Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 26.

On the opening night of the exhibition, Thursday, November 16, almost £15,000 worth of prizes were awarded to artists, including the ING Purchase Prize of £5,000.

The 50-year-old said: "I’m absolutely over the moon that my painting was selected, over 6000 paintings were entered into the exhibition so it is a great achievement. 

"My painting sold before the exhibition was even open to the public so I’m really happy."