Talented Level 3 Art and Design student Megan Vellam from Spalding has had one of her portraits framed by South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes in his cabinet office in Westminster.

As part of her course Megan was asked to draw portraiture and in the midst of the Election season and, after meeting him for herself, Megan decided to draw John.

Megan said, “I wanted to draw a picture of someone who was well respected and not just a celebrity. John Hayes is friendly and always has time for people in his constituency so I chose him”.

Megan Vellam Meets MP John Hayes

Megan Vellam Meets MP John Hayes at Westminster

John invited Megan to visit his Spalding office and when she presented him with the drawing John fell in love with it and asked to keep the original copy so he could frame it and display it in his office. John later asked Megan to meet him in Westminster where he gave her a tour of the Houses of Parliament and she was able to see her work exhibited on the wall of his cabinet office.

New College Stamford Creative Arts students regularly have the opportunity to showcase their work to the public alongside the chance to commission real life briefs such as Megan did for John Hayes, developing their skills, experience and gaining valuable feedback along the way.

If you want to get involved in fantastic opportunities such as these we offer a range of Arts courses across multiple disciplines from Level 1 to University Level. Find out more on our website www.stamford.ac.uk or by calling 01780 484311.

Megan Vellam's Drawing of MP John Hayes

Megan Vellam’s Drawing of MP John Hayes

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