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Jennifer Morrow loses out in final of Big Painting Challenge

By Staff Reporter

There was disappointment for Northern Ireland artist Jennifer Morrow last night as the BBC's Big Painting Challenge reached its climax.

The Lisburn woman had been strongly tipped to win after impressing the judges with her talent and passion.

She had also won the public vote twice in her path to last night's final, but fell just short.

The six-part series, presented by Mariella Frostrup and the Rev Richard Coles, involved 10 amateur artists completing a number of painting challenges in a bid to be crowned champion, helped in their efforts by two mentors.

Speaking ahead of last night's final episode, Jennifer said she took her inspiration from feminism and some abstract ideas. The secondary school teacher revealed that her favourite media to paint in was oils and inks.

She also works in mixed-media, and explores the relationship between the viewer and art - in particular how colours influence thoughts.

The series winner was revealed as Suman Kaur from Leeds in Yorkshire.

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