Cathcart artist in TV challenge

Cathcart's Sebastian Bishop is competing in the Portrait Artist of the Year.
Cathcart's Sebastian Bishop is competing in the Portrait Artist of the Year.

A Cathcart amateur artist has been chosen from hundreds to compete against eight others in the sixth heat of this year’s Portrait Artist of the Year series.

Sebastian Bishop (28) will join other painters who will pick a celebrity sitter from the world of film, television, music and sport, with this episode featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor, Adrian Lester and Nitin Sawhney.

The winner from this heat will join the seven other heat winners to paint British Jazz legend Courtney Pine MBE in the semi-final.

Three artists will then go through to the final to paint Hollywood actress and singer Laura Linney at the National Portrait Gallery. The final trio will also be given their own special commissions to be judged alongside their final work featuring musicians Claire Rutter, Jazzie B and Dame Cleo Lane.

You can see Sebastian’s episode on Tuesday, March 19, on Sky Arts and On Demand/Now TV.