A Cornish artist is taking part in a major new exhibition in Gdansk, Poland, in March.

Made in Britain consists of 82 works by painters based all over the UK, which form part of the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.

The collection includes works by the likes of Tracey Emin and David Hockney as well Susan Gunn, European Sovereign Painters Prize winner, and John Moores Prize winner, Nicholas Middleton.

It also includes paintings by Andrew Litten, from Fowey.

Andrew said: “Exhibiting in the context of such a historic museum is extraordinary. I am aware it is a huge privilege to be exhibiting at Gdansk National Museum.”

The Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting was set up by Robert Priseman, an internationally acclaimed artist in his own right, who wanted to do something to promote the art of painting.

Robert says: “In 2014, I came to realise that many of this new wave of British painters had yet to be collected with the same geographical and chronological focus of their predecessors and foreign contemporaries. So, with the help of my wife, I began the process of bringing together a body of work by artists which followed the very simple criteria of being painting produced after the year 2000 within the British Isles.”

So far, the couple have acquired more than 120 paintings from over 100 artists, which has now become the very first collection of art dedicated to 21st century British painting in the UK.

Robert says: “The idea was to build up a collection of work that could then be offered up to galleries and museums all around the country. It’s basically a co-operative of artists to promote painting.

“What’s been great is having the well-known works beside lesser known artists because it has given them exposure in lots of new places where they might not necessarily have had it before.”

It’s been a labour of love for Robert who has already staged a number of exhibitions in China with the collection and hopes this latest show in Poland will lead to more across Europe.

The exhibition will run at the National Museum, Gdansk, Poland, from March 14 to June 2.