Walthamstow woman has painting displayed at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

This Is Local London: A close up of Pigeon Post A close up of Pigeon Post

An artist has spoken of her delight after her painting was chosen from over 1,000 international entries to appear at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

Helen Alveranga, of Samantha Close in Walthamstow, works two days a week as a civil servant and uses the rest of her time to paint.

Her work, Pigeon Post, is in the running for the Winsor & Newton Oil Painters Award, which will be announced tomorrow, and will feature at the Royal Institutes’ annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries, near Trafalgar Square until December 21.

The 51-year-old said she enjoys painting birds, but added that "I just seem to be able to paint pigeons quite well.

"I'm delighted, it's really good news," she added.

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11:54am Mon 9 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Pigeon breast, lightly pan fried in a redcurrent jus makes a delightful Christmas treat, very inexpensive and yet so delicious.
Pigeon breast, lightly pan fried in a redcurrent jus makes a delightful Christmas treat, very inexpensive and yet so delicious. Billy Yerache

1:54pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Actually, when I first saw the painting I thought 'coo'
Actually, when I first saw the painting I thought 'coo' Billy Yerache

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