Amelia’s art ‘flies’ to London!

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A PITMEDDEN schoolgirl is set to have her art put on display in London, after coming second in a national competition run by the RSPB.

Ameila Hoey’s drawing of a swallowtail butterfly beat hundreds of others to come second Under 8s category of the WildArt competition, organised by the avian charity as a way to get youngsters engaged with wildlife.

Amelia’s drawing will be displayed a part of the Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London between October 27 and November 6 - one of only three Scottish drawings to be chosen for the exhibit.

Amelia said: “I like drawing and I chose to draw the butterfly because I found it exciting”.

Rebekah Stackhouse, Education and Youth Programmes Manager, RSPB Scotland, said: “Amelia’s picture is fantastic. She has captured the vibrant colours of the butterfly beautifully. Her picture really stood out. It’s a brilliant to see so many entries from Scotland, the competition really encourages children to explore art and nature, and that’s great to see!”

“It’s made a huge difference to Amelia,” said Kirsty, Amelia’s mother, “it’s inspired her to draw constantly, and it has sparked her interest and imagination.”