There are five Scottish artists taking part in the Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 and two of those are already confirmed as semi-finalists.
The show not only highlights the tremendous artistic talent from every corner of Britain and Ireland, but also how the beautiful British countryside has inspired past and present generations of artists.
Hundreds of entries were received for the 2016 competition, giving the judges the difficult task of whittling them down to 48 artists who went on to take part in six heats over the summer at three National Trust locations: Scotney Castle, Kent; Wray Castle, Lake Windermere and Stowe in Buckinghamshire.
Here are five of the contestants from Scotland an North East England that caught our eye:
Gregor Henderson from Kilsyth, Glasgow:
Gregor took part in heat two – aired on October 18. It was filmed at Wray Castle in the Lake District. Gregor won his heat and will compete in the semi final filmed in Margate to be aired on November 22
Imogen Guy from Glasgow:
Imogen takes part in the fifth heat from Wray Castle that airs on November 8
Moy Mackay from Peebles:
Moy will compete in the final heat from Stowe in Bucks to be aired on Nov 15th. Read more about Moy’s participation in the competition here
Philip Edwards from Perth:
Philip competed in the third heat that aired on October 25 also from Stowe. Philip won his heat and a place in the Margate semi-final.
Mark Scorer from Newcastle:
Mark competes in heat 5 from Wray Castle on November 8.
Michelle Ives from Glasgow:
Michelle took part in heat two, aired on October 18 from Wray Castle.
The semi-final – featuring the six heat-winners and the best of the wild-cards – took place in Margate, Kent – home to the Turner Contemporary gallery. The show is set to be aired on Tuesday, November 22 at 8pm. The series grand finale, when the winning artist will be announced, was filmed at the stunning Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland. This episode is due to be aired on Tuesday, November 29, at 8pm.