In June 2023 I was lucky enough to be invited to take part as a Wildcard contestant for Landscape Artist of the Year. I flew over to Stonehaven, a beautiful little seaside town 2 hours north of Edinburgh where we spent two days filming for the episodes which will air in early 2024. It was an amazing experience meeting all of the artists and TV crews especially the Judges Tai Shan Schierenburg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan. I also loved meeting Stephen Mangan who is a really funny and witty man.
We had a glorious blue sky day overlooking the incredible Donnattor Castle with breath taking views overlooking the sea. The conditions could not have been more perfect as I had researched other contestant's experience on YouTube and they had to contend with hurricanes! I was really happy with my productivity as I managed three pieces in the short 5 hour time frame. You will have to wait until next year to see the results of the competition!