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Paris cityscape wins challenge

Brent Heigton’s Paris cityscape won gold at the Great Painters Challenge on B.C. Day. - submitted photo
Brent Heigton’s Paris cityscape won gold at the Great Painters Challenge on B.C. Day.
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Working in record high temperatures, painter Brent Heigton’s Paris cityscape won the HSBC gold medal in the Great Painters Challenge that took place in the gardens of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on B.C. Day.

Finding some shade, 13 artists had three hours to create a masterpiece from scratch to win in this artistic Olympics.

Silver medal was presented by Eric Woodward to Alan Wylie. Artist Allan Hancock took the National Bank Financial bronze medal.

A jury of 10 art collectors selected the top three paintings. Many people showed up to watch the painters create and to pick out their favourite piece.

Heighton’s gold medal painting also won the people’s choice award.

The second ever Painters Challenge was a huge success, with many people coming out to watch the artists work on their paintings.

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