Thursday 21st September 2017
College student paints his journey, starting with recent award
A prestigious award has been presented to John Leggott College student Marcus Zincke, a relative newcomer to the world of art! Marcus entered two paintings into the Brigg Open Art Exhibition, and was amazed to hear that not only had he been shortlisted to be in the exhibition, but he had won the Young Person 16-18 Award and he had sold one of the paintings!
Marcus chose to study A Level Art at John Leggott College after starting to paint more seriously whilst studying his GCSEs at the Axholme Academy. When he enrolled at John Leggott College, his teacher Martin recognised his talent for portrait painting and recommended that he submit his work to the Brigg Open Art Exhibition.
As this was the first time Marcus had ever entered his work into a competition, he didn’t expect to hear that he had been selected. His paintings of an elderly man and woman on old wooden cupboard doors only took him a couple of days to complete, but the judges were so impressed that Marcus was selected as the winner of the Young Person’s award.
The exhibition has recently opened at the Steel Rooms in Brigg, where Marcus has already managed to sell one of his paintings. Encouraged by this, Marcus is pursuing a career in art and is considering enrolling onto the Art Foundation course at John Leggott College after completing his A Levels.
“I wouldn’t have had the confidence to enter this competition if I hadn’t been encouraged by Martin – he gives me lots of ideas and support.”
So many students come to John Leggott College with hidden talents that are nurtured and encouraged by the staff. Kickstart your journey now and visit the John Leggott College website to apply – www.leggott.ac.uk