Scottish artists head-to-head in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year semi-final

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Two Scottish artists are set to go head-to-head in this week’s semi-final of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year. Gregor Henderson from Kilsyth and Philip Edwards from Perth are competing against six other professional artists for one of three places in the final being screened from Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness.

Gregor secured his semi-final place after beating seven other artists challenged with reproducing a piece of art featuring Wray Castle, a National Trust property in the Lake District. Philip’s heat saw him create a piece of art depicting Stowe, a National Trust stately home in Buckinghamshire.

Gregor and Philip are two of five Scottish artists who have taken part in the heats of the competition.

The show will be aired tonight, 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. This episode is due to be aired on Tuesday, November 29, at 8pm. The winning artist will receive a £10,000 commission to interpret Petworth House in West Sussex for the National Trust’s national art collection and £500 to spend on CassArt materials.

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