Frank Skinner is to front a new six part TV show for Sky Arts in a bid to find new talented portrait artists in the U.K.
The winner of the series will land a £10,000 commission to depict double Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel. All the finalists will have their work hung in the National Portrait Gallery, where a winner will be selected. The successful artwork will then be displayed at the British Library.
Frank will host the show alongside Joan Bakewell. Judges will include the Royal Academy's director of exhibitions Kathleen Soriano, portrait artist Tai-Shan Schierenberg, and Kate Bryan, head of contemporary art at the Fine Art Society.
Frank said: "I love the idea of rolling into town with our portrait roadshow and seeing who's got the guts and talent to step up to the easel. I'm preparing myself for some beautiful surprises."
The programme is scheduled to be shown in November on Sky Arts. Click here
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