A RUNCORN student has proved to be one of the most creative artists in the region.

Warrington and Vale Royal College has been celebrating the artistic talents of young students from across the region.

A total of 22 teenagers from various schools submitted entries to the college’s annual Young Artist of the Year competition with prizes of art supplies and a graphics tablet up for grabs.

And Kyle Murray, a pupil at St Chad’s CE High School in Runcorn, was named the winner his category.

Heclaimed victory in the newly-created digital art award.

Graphics subject leader Ellie Strowger said: “Kyle’s work stood out due his accuracy in capturing the anime style.

“The addition of applying effects such as glows demonstrates his natural ability to utilise digital software effectively.

“What’s more impressive is that he did this entirely on an app on his phone.

“Working with a small screen and limited digital tools has only increased his creative talent.

“Imagine what he can do with his new graphic tablet?”

Ben Brady, curriculum manager for art and design added: “Having broadened out the annual event to include both art and design and digital art entries, it was great to see a breadth of entries for both categories.

“We had great difficulty in choosing a winner, which is testimony to the strength of all entries this year.

“It is clear to see that the creative talents of young people in the Warrington and Vale Royal areas are flourishing and we hope to see some of the applicants on our own art and graphics courses in the future.”