A Thornbury artist will be appearing on television next week.

Jen Gash is competing in Sky Art's Landscape Artist of the Year.

The competition, presented by Steven Mangan and Joan Bakewell, challenges contestants to create a piece of art depicting their surroundings.

Jen's episode was set at Kent's Broadstairs beach.

A £10,000 commission for the Imperial War Museum is the prize for the winner.

48 artists are invited to take part in the heats, with 50 wildcard artists also taking part in each episode.

Producers Storyvault films worked with the show's three judges, award-winning artist Tai Shan Schierenberg, independent curator Kathleen Soriano, and art historian Kate Bryan, to compile the shortlist.

Jen took part as a wildcard artist in 2015 and was hoping to do the same again this year.

"I just wanted a day out," she said. "Somehow I got through and got a place. I was completely shocked.

"I had no expectations going in so I just wanted to enjoy the day."

Competitors are given four hours to complete their piece, working in temporary pods.

Although Jen found the experience 'more pressured' than when she was a wildcard entry she still enjoyed the experience, particularly getting to speak to the presenters.

"Steven is adorable and Joan is intelligent, insightful and a really lovely lady," she said.

Jen spends half her time working on her art, but also has a job as an occupational therapist.

She lives in Thornbury with her husband Jeff and two daughters Jilly, 17 and Janey, 15.

"There's been great excitement about mummy being on the telly," said Jen.

She plans to invite friends round to enjoy a drink and watch the programme when it airs on Tuesday.

If successful, Jen will go through to the semi-final at Felixstowe Docks airing on November 27.

Three artists will then compete in the final in Greenwich Park which airs on December 4.

Jen's episode of Landscape Artist of the Year will be broadcast on Sky Arts at 8pm on Tuesday, November 13.