Filey beach scene bags artist Oldie cash

Filey beach scene by Maclolm Ludvigson
Filey beach scene by Maclolm Ludvigson
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This picture of Filey helped York-based artist and mathematics professor Malcolm Ludvigson bag this years Oldie British Art Award.

He received the £5,000 prize from British artist Maggi Hambling at a ceremony at Dartmouth House in London, hosted by The Oldie magazine’s editor, Richard Ingrams.

The Filey beach scene was painted from the cliff top near the south end of the promenade.

Professor Ludvigsen began painting “for fun” 10 years ago when he took a sabbatical from his mathematics studies of relativity and cosmology.

“I like to get out painting in the Wolds or at the coast, both winter and summer, at least twice a week,” he said.

Many of the resulting paintings will be on show at an exhibtion in St Mary’s Church, Birdsall, as part of the village’s bank holiday festivities.

Professor Ludvigson will also be shall be sharing an exhibition with his painting partner Kate Kenney in the library of Sledmere House, near 
Driffield.

Called Making a Mark, the show explore the connection between their work and the history of the Sledmere landscape.

It runs at Sledmere from Saturday August 24 to Sunday Sepetember 8.