Welcome to the online exhibition of The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020 Finalists. We are delighted to present to you our 2020 prize winners and shortlisted finalists.

Winner of The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020

The winner of this year's prize is Corinne Young for her painting Reasons to be Alone. 


Corinne will receive the Women in Art Fair Award of £1500, and have the opportunity to display her work at The Art Space, Islington and Zebra One Gallery, Hampstead.

Corinne Young is a young emerging artist based in North Devon. She hopes to continue to develop her portraiture skills and showcase her work in front of a larger audience.

Congratulations Corinne!

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Runner-Up    of The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020

The second prize winner of this year's prize is Oriane Pierrepoint for her painting Lily. Oriane will receive a cheque for £500.

Oriane Pierrepoint is an artist and portraitist based in South Wales, UK.


Third Runner-Up of The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020

The third prize winner of this year's prize is Kate Bentley for her painting Twilight House. Kate will receive £250 Cass Art vouchers.

Kate Bentley is a professional painter based in the English Lake District.

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Ecclestone Art Best Beginner of   2020

Our first ever recipient of new award for best beginner is Amber Cannings for her painting Park Life. Amber will receive £100.

Amber Cannings recently graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in Fine Art.

In addition to these prizes, this year we are awarding a People's Choice Prize.

We invite you to vote for that here.

All the paintings  by are winners and   finalists are for sale.

Founded by Ecclestone Art and generously sponsored by Dame Emma Thompson, Women in Art FairCass Art Hampstead and Zebra One Gallery Hampstead, The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Exhibition and Award 2020 is part of a wider project to assist and celebrate women artists and focuses on the careers of emerging female painters.

This prize is aimed at supporting, encouraging and mentoring emerging women painters.


Each year 21 artists are chosen from a competition to exhibit at Burgh House, Hampstead, London. From these 21 talented women the first prize is awarded to a painter who has demonstrated exceptional potential to become an established professional artist. 


This exhibition offers a genuine opportunity for emerging women artists to further their career and for art collectors to invest in the future of the art-world’s emerging talent.

During the 2020 prize we have had to adapt to the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic and ultimately have delayed the private view at Burgh House until 17th February 2021, in order to accommodate our usual numbers. However, we could not wait that long to show off our 22 wonderful finalists of 2020.

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All the paintings above by the finalists will be displayed at Burgh House, Hampstead in February 2021. The private view will be on 17 February 2021.

If you are interested in buying one of the paintings, a link to buy via PayPal is on each one of  the Artists' Pages. For further enquiries visit our  contact page.

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