A Thornbury artist has made it through to the final of a TV competition.

Jen Gash is one of three painters who will contest next week's final of Landscape Artist of the Year.

She made it through after impressing judges with her depiction of the Port of Felixstowe in the semi-final broadcast last night (Tuesday, November 27).

Award-winning artist Tai Shan Schierenberg pointed out the 'beautiful juxtaposition of colour' in her painting, with art historian Kate Bryan saying Jen had 'atmospheric and beautiful paintings'.

After making it through to the final Jen said: "My family are going to be shocked, they are going to be over the moon.

"I am just pleased to make them proud really."

Jen has impressed throughout the competition, first with her submission depicting Bristol’s White City, then in her heat at Broadstairs beach in Kent as well as in the semi-final.

From almost 1,600 applicants and 48 artists who made it through to the show, Jen will contest next week's final at Greenwich Park alongside just two fellow competitors, Allan Martin and Greg Mason.

The winner will receive a a £10,000 commission from the Imperial War Museum.

They will travel to Macedonia to visit one of the most unchanged battlefields of the campaign.

The finished work will be put on display in the museum.

A further programme charting the winning artists journey to Macedonian and the creation of the commissioned work which will go out after the final show.

The final of the competition will be broadcast on Sky Arts at 8pm on Tuesday, December 4.