Ely painter Isabel wins wildcard round of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition.

Isabel Frias de la Uz painting the iconic Knaresborough railway bridge over the River Nidd. The judg

Isabel Frias de la Uz painting the iconic Knaresborough railway bridge over the River Nidd. The judges said it was an excellent piece of work. - Credit: Archant

An Ely woman has won the wildcard round of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year competition.

An Ely woman has won the wildcard round of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year competition. Judge

An Ely woman has won the wildcard round of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year competition. Judge Kate Bryan announcing Isabel Frias de la Uz as the winner of the wildcard round. - Credit: Archant

Isabel Frias de la Uz, who was born in Madrid but has lived in Ely for the last eight years, travelled to North Yorkshire to compete against 49 other artists.

She now awaits the wildcard winners of the next five heats and will compete against them for one semi-final slot in the competition.

The competition’s judges, Kathleen Soriano, Tai Shan Schierenberg and Kate Bryan, described Isabel’s painting of the iconic Knaresborough railway bridge over the River Nidd as an excellent piece of work.

Kate Bryan announced Isabel as the wildcard winner and, speaking for the judges, said the painting was beautiful.


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Isabel said after winning: “It has been a wonderful day. I’m very glad to have won.”

Visit www.friasdelauz.com to see more of Isabel’s work. Follow her on Twitter by searching: @IsaDelaUz

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