A FALMOUTH artist has won second prize in a prestigious national drawing competition.

Shelly Tregoning won £5,000 for her drawing, Distracted, Distracted, as part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf drawing prize in London.

Shelly's drawing reflects her concerns that the "packaging and presentation of a carefully constructed hyper-identity is now a very real social expectation".

In this drawing, made with oil on glassine, she depicts two girls standing together, distracted by their phones, seemingly unaware of their proximity and distance, as their physical and virtual worlds merge.

Chosen by selectors Chantal Joffe RA, Andrew Nairne OBE and Professor Dorothy Price, the first prize of £8,000 was awarded to Alice Motte-Muñoz for her drawing, Reverie.

Reverie, by London-based artist Alice Motte-Muñoz, aims to capture both the strength and vulnerability of an unnamed sitter whose reverie and gaze transfix the viewer.

This graphite drawing, of a woman in profile, invites us "to ponder on the power of stillness and movement" as light and line move across the surface of the drawing and "reflect the energy as well as the mystery of this woman".

The exhibition will be at Trinity Buoy Wharf until February 1.

The exhibition will then tour to The Gallery at De Montfort University in Leicester from February 21 to April 18.