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Squirrel drawing wins second public vote award for Kerstin

Kerstin Lankey
Spalding artist Kerstin Lankey has been the named as the winner of the Public Vote Trophy in the 18th South Holland Open Arts Exhibition.

Her work, Squirrel, completed in pastels and pastel pencils on Pastelmat board, was selected by members of the public from the 89 pieces of work on display.
Kerstin, who displayed in the professional category, previously won the award in 2015.
She said the photorealistic drawing had been the result of painstakingly detailed work, five or six hours a day over three weeks: "I wanted to go the extra mile with the detail, to make people look twice." she said.
"Each hair is multiple layers of different colours. Having a sharp pencil is the most important thing - so I had to sharpen my pencils after each few strokes."

More than 600 people attended the exhibition, which ran at the South Holland Centre from April 11-18.