Paulton artist Carl Johnson has won a national art award for a life painting.
The Old Bakery Artists group member won his award in an online exhibition held by the Elderly Accommodation Council charity for his painting, Eve.
The former teacher is now a full-time painter and printer. His portrait of Eve shows a woman in her late 70s, who is the third generation of her family to pose for Mr Johnson.
He said: “I first painted her daughter at a life class, then painted her daughter when she was pregnant and then with her baby. Eve was in her late 70s when I first painted her and have painted her several times since.”
Mr Johnson received his £125 prize at a reception at the House of Lords.
His work will feature alongside other members in this year’s Old Bakery Artists art trail around Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Paulton between Friday, May 10, and Sunday, May 12.