A PENARTH artist has won an award for her work at an open art competition.

Haf Weighton received the award from Caerphilly Town Council for a portrait she painted and stitched of the old Spillers records store in Cardiff.

A total of 70 artists were chosen to exhibit at Y Galeri’s open art competition.

The three judges selected 12 artists as highly commended.

Ms Weighton’s portrait was selected at the runner up and there was one overall competition winner.

Her portrait of Spillers sold on the first day of the exhibition and another portrait she created of the old David Morgan’s in Cardiff sold last week.

The official judges were Strinda Davies,a freelance arts consultant and visual artist, artist Veronica Gibson and Tomos Sparnon the winner of 2017 Open Art competition and winner of the national Urdd Eisteddfod Art Scholarship 2017.

Ms Weighton said: “It is an honour to be included. I am textile artist competing against fine artists and sometimes we don’t get selected.

“It is nice to be awarded for a picture of a Cardiff institution.

The judges overview said: “The skill and creative use of media, captured a unique record of time and place with the architectural and cultural significance.”