Weston artist has work displayed in America

PUBLISHED: 18:54 06 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:03 07 November 2019

James Richardson will have his sketch shown at the explorers against extinction exhibition. Picture: Royal Geographical Society

James Richardson will have his sketch shown at the explorers against extinction exhibition. Picture: Royal Geographical Society

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A Weston artist will have his work displayed in America.

James Richardson will have his sketch shown at the explorers against extinction exhibition. Picture: Royal Geographical SocietyJames Richardson will have his sketch shown at the explorers against extinction exhibition. Picture: Royal Geographical Society

James Richardson made the shortlist after hundreds of artists from across the globe applied to have their work showcased at the Royal Geographical Society's explorers against extinction display in London. The exhibition will then go to New York next year.

The sketch for survival challenge aims to highlight the ecological challenges some species face in their fight for survival.

James said: "I am absolutely delighted to have fought off tough competition. The panel of judges said they were impressed with my work.

"I chose to sketch a lion as graffiti on a wall being painted over by a worker, it was more of a street art idea and quite Banksy looking."

James has previously received worldwide recognition for his artwork, with him being dubbed 'the British Van Gogh' after he had one of his paintings commissioned by country and western star Anastasia Richardson in 2017.

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