INSPIRED by his daughter Jess, artist Wayne Robinson is to showcase his latest eyecatching work at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Summer exhibition.

Wayne, who is the head of Fine Art at St Helens College, has had work exhibited at the Royal Academy for 19 of the last 20 years.

The 50-year-old who is originally from Peterborough has taught in St Helens since 1986 and has submitted two pieces of work, entitled PJs 1 and Night 1. Both are prints and were selected ahead of thousands of other applicants.

He admits that family is an important feature of his work and he has traced the development of his daughter up to 18.

Wayne said he likes to explore the relationship between mother, father and child through his work and many of his pieces show his loved ones sleeping.

He explained the significance of the exhibition: “The Royal Academy show dates back around 250 years with artists such as Turner exhibiting there. Now it is one of the few places you can have your art alongside world renowned artists. To be shown here is quite an achievement.”

Wayne has exhibited in numerous places from Liverpool to London, Manchester to Malta and says the show, which lasts until Sunday, August 16, does help to raise artists’ profile.

Examples of Wayne’s work can be seen on his website