I was really pleased to be awarded this prize for my painting 'Le Fumeur' (picture opposite).
About the award: The RSW Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award (£3000) is for the best art work done by an artist under the age of 30 in the annual RSW Open Exhibition. With this award the artist is free to travel wherever they wish to enhance and inspire their practice.
I'm thrilled to have been awarded this scholarship to spend time in the great city of Florence researching and developing work. On my return I will create work and the RSA will select pieces for their collection.
About the award: The RSA John Kinross Scholarships (£2500) are for final year and postgraduate artists and architects to spend a period of 6 to 12 weeks in Florence to research and develop their practice. Florence has been an inspiration to generations of artists and architects and this opportunity allows successful applicants to experience its magnificent history, study its art and architecture, learn the language and create a visual record of their experience.