The Castle Fine Art gallery in Windsor is inviting children to channel their inner 'Jackson Pollock' by taking part in its Young Fine Artist in Residence competition.

Adapting to the ‘new normal’, the gallery is hosting it as an online competition and has been gathering entries so far from children across the country.

Since launching in 2017, the competition has encouraged creativity amongst communities and schools near Castle Fine Art galleries across the UK. This year, the competition has asked young people to get creative at home during the lockdown.

The competition tasks budding artists with browsing the gallery’s resident pieces online, before choosing one to recreate. The children are encouraged to experiment with their version and use any medium of their choice.

Ian Weatherby-Blythe, Group Managing Director at Castle Fine Art, said: “Taking part couldn’t be easier; children are invited to submit their artwork via email, complete with a few words of why they chose to recreate their selected piece. We love to see our artists’ work inspire young children, and it’s important we help to encourage creativity in all ages, especially in trying times like now.”

This year’s submissions have already started flooding in, beginning with nine-year-old Archie Orford, who entered his drawing adaption of Tim Rogerson’s Deadpool.

Speaking of his piece, Archie said: “I chose Tim Rogerson because I like the poses that the Marvel characters he draws are in. Deadpool is my favourite Marvel character.”

Submissions for the competition, which must be sent by Tuesday, June 30 can be made through the Castle Fine Art website or by sending an email to