Paul Gildea has won the David Messum Prize at this year’s New English Art Club exhibition.
The painting is of three of his children, one of them lifting up a bowler hat. He says ‘Lift the glass to release the spider, hair held up like spider’s legs. It is a nonsense scene painted in an old-fashioned way – to imitate natural light but with a fierce orange background’.
It can be viewed at the Mall Galleries until Sunday the 9th December.