A BATLEY artist is to see his work in the frame at a prestigious exhibition.
One of Tony Noble’s paintings will be included in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery in London.
His Love Painting – a portrait of his wife Jackie and cat Amy at Redbrick Mill Studio – was selected from over 2,100 entries to form part of the exhibition.
Tony, who works from a studio in the mill, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I was determined to prove that getting into the exhibition in 2008 was not a fluke.
“I think to get in twice proves that the work I am doing is intelligent, interesting and of a high quality.
“Stephen and Sarah Battye, the mill owners, have given me great support and encouragement over more than 10 years.
“Without their support I doubt I would have achieved any of this and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.”
The exhibition is on show at the gallery from June 24 to September 19, when it will travel on to The Usher Art Gallery in Lincoln and Aberdeen Art Gallery.
Tony is celebrating his place in the display only days after learning his work has been accepted for another London exhibition.
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition features his portrait of Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell and his wife Linda. It will be at The Mall Galleries from May 6 to 19.