Art & Design 26 March 2012 Rewarding representation Seven artists in the running to take award for representational painting. Print HTML The shortlist for the annual Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize for Representational Painting has been announced. Sponsored by the Painter-Stainers company and the Lynn Foundation (amongst other organisations with a strong history of supporting fine art), the prize rewards outstanding skill in draughtsmanship and representational painting. The artists shortlisted for the award are: Peter Brown NEAC Peter Clossick Naomi Grant Christopher Green Rachel Ross Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC Antony Williams The prize is now in its seventh year. The selectors for 2012 include Andrew Wilton (Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain) and artists Chris Orr and William Packer. Receiving over a thousand entries, the judges were tasked with whittling the works down to the 98 which will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries from 28 March - 5 April. The selectors said: "We are delighted this year to have been able to select a larger exhibition demonstrating the breadth and skill of representational painting in the UK". The exhibition will feature work in a variety of media, including paintings in oil, watercolour and ink. The winner of this year's award will take away not only the prestige that comes with the title, but also the tidy sum of £15,000. › The most awkward flash-crash possible "The Shard from King William Street" by Christopher Green Subscribe More Related articles Taylor Swift and Donald Trump are naked in Kanye West’s new video, but is it art? Art galleries: the cathedrals of the modern age As protesters take on the Tate, is the fear of demonstrations causing galleries to take fewer risks?