Show Me The Monet – This Is Somerset

Caroline Thatcher, a new member of the Old Bakery Artists Group, who lives in Radstock, can be seen with her painting Growing Pains on the BBC 2 reality art show Show Me The Monet, starting on Monday.

The oil on canvas, is a self-portrait from when she was three years old, and was one of only 35, chosen for the final exhibition, from hundreds of artworks which were submitted from all over the UK.

The programme, shown each week night for two weeks, shows the selection process of artworks which included paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics and sculptures.

Caroline’s painting was exhibited at the Royal College of London with 300 invited guests, including gallery owners, the media and potential buyers.

A silent auction took place so all finalists had a chance to sell their work.

More of Caroline’s work can be seen at St John’s Church Hall, Midsomer Norton, as part of the OBA’s Art Trail, May 12-15.