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One of the entries

An Edinburgh artist has been shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the UK’s leading competition for British contemporary representational painting and drawing.

Robbie Bushe from Oxgangs for his oil on canvas Would All Remaining Passengers is one of 83 artists to have been shortlisted for the prize out of a record 1,144 entrants.

The eventual winners will be on 5 March and Ian Rowley, chairman of the organising committee, said: “A record-breaking 2,194 works were submitted by over a thousand artists.”

The competition offers total prize money of £30,000. The first prize is £15,000 and the competition is open to any artist aged over 18, professional or amateur, resident in the UK and painting or drawing works of representational art.