Cara Pilbeam (aged 17) | Winner 16-18
Eire: Study of a Young Woman
Pencil on paper
Cara (17, Louth) says: "This work is inspired by what it means to be a young woman in Ireland today, on the threshold of her future. I am layered with fabric from different countries that represent our modern day, multi-cultured Ireland. I love traditional aspects of portraiture in works by the artists John Lavery and Johannes Vermeer but I wanted to create a portrait with contemporary elements."