A WOMAN has made it to the finals of an Artist of the Year competition.

Marinela Caldarus, 32, of Layburn Crescent, Langley, impressed the Society of All Artists, which runs the competition.

Her painting, ‘The Crystal Globe’ stood out amongst over 2,000 other applications.

Ms Caldarus, who runs the Art Classes Group in the Observatory Shopping Centre said: “My painting was a landscape, reflected in a bubble of steel – I wanted to try something a bit out of the ordinary.”

For information about her art classes, visit www.artclassesgroup.com.