A Clydebank contemporary artist has been shortlisted to showcase his work in a prestigious exhibition and to be in with a chance of securing a publishing contract.

Washington Green, the UK’s leading fine art publisher, has selected Stevie Nicholson as one of 20 shortlisted artists to participate in their “Summer Exhibition 2018.”

Over 600 submissions were made following the company’s IN:SIGHT call for innovative visual artists to enter their work.

The artist, who has an honours degree in Contemporary Art Practice, was born and raised in Clydebank where he still stays to date.

Stevie said: “I’m unbelievably proud to have been chosen to exhibit my work as part of the Summer Exhibition 2018 and to have it displayed alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

“With so many talented artists all striving to get their art seen by new audiences, raising your profile can be a challenge. I’m grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to see how visitors to the exhibition respond to my work.”

Stevie’s work will be presented alongside the likes of Bob Dylan and Ronnie Wood – just some of the names represented by Washington Green.

Now in its fifth year, the Summer Exhibition 2018 will take place from Saturday, July 28 to Sunday, August 26 in Manchester.

Stevie’s contemporary portraits see him experiment by abandoning the paintbrush and instead he uses instruments he finds around his studio to give each artwork a unique texture.

Glyn Washington, founder and creative director of Washington Green, said: “IN:SIGHT has attracted more emerging and established artists this year than ever before.

“It is a great source of pride for all concerned to present this year’s line-up. Each and every exhibitor is a worthy finalist with immense talent and commitment so it is a real joy to give them a platform where they are able to share their work with the public.

The overall winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize and shortlisted artists are in with the chance of securing a publishing contract with the company.

The exhibition will take place at Castle Fine Art, 12-14 King Street, Manchester, M2 6AG.

For more information visit: castlefineart.com