I was glad to have two pieces in this years Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and delighted to be awarded the Young Artist Prize for my painting ‘Chair Figures’. There was however a problem. To be eligible for the award, artists must be aged 25 and under and unfortunately I’m 33! The error was entirely the fault of Parker Harris who entered details wrongly when processing my submission. Sadly the award had to be withdrawn although Parker Harris did honour the £4000 prize money. They are also working on giving me some other kind of recognition for having been judged to a winner by an impressive panel.