THE achievements of a Meltham artist have been recognised at an awards ceremony.
Darren Baker, who has a studio and gallery in Saltaire, was presented with a Yorkshire Young Achiever Award to mark his enterprise.
He joined a list of winners that included England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, Leeds band the Kaiser Chiefs and model Nell McAndrew.
The awards raise money for the NCH children's charity and are now in their 13th year.
Awards chairman Peter McCormick, senior partner of main sponsors McCormicks Solicitors, said: "It is important to recognise that there are young people in our region who achieve amazing things, often in the face of adversity. These awards offer an opportunity to mark their successes publicly."
Darren won the award for Achievement in Management and Enterprise.
Since graduating from Bradford College in 1998 he has built a reputation in the art world, taking part in a UK Millennium show in New York at the age of 23.
The same year he was appointed the official artist to the Professional Footballers' Association. His subsequent portraits have included Steven Gerrard and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Darren has also exhibited widely, in the UK, Europe, North America and Japan.
His work includes subjects ranging from still life to landscape and equestrian to interiors.
But he is particularly known for his sports portraits.