Paint the Town competition at Scarborough Art Gallery

An atmospheric view over the Scarborough Spa Bridge towards the Grand Hotel has scooped the Paint the Town best picture award.

The exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery attracted 125 votes from visitors, with the winning artist being Joe Ioanna, a retired community psychiatric nurse at Scarborough Hospital.

Paint the Town winner Joe Ioanna  with The Scarborough News editor Ed Asquith

Paint the Town winner Joe Ioanna with The Scarborough News editor Ed Asquith

He said: “I am very pleased to have won. I just paint to relax. I went to see the exhibition at the art gallery and I was pleased, chuffed really, to see my art on display in a gallery.”

He has been presented with a £50 voucher to spend on art materials.