Elin’s Winning Artwork

Artwork by a Headington artist has been chosen as the logo for a local festival.

Elin (L4) was inspired by nature in Norway to create next year’s Henley Youth Festival (HYF) logo.

The 2023 HYF event will have a theme of ‘Going Green’ and Elin came up with her winning idea while on holiday with her family in Norway.

“There’s a lot of greenery there,” she said, “I spent most of my time outdoors, walking, swimming and climbing mountains.

“When I heard ‘Going Green’, I just thought of flowers because they have a lot of flowers there and different species of plants.”

Elin said she now had more confidence in her art and planned to do more, adding: “I think it has inspired me to go with what I think because I just thought of the design.”

The artwork was selected by Henley’s Mayor, Michelle Thomas and turned into the official logo by Ben Hargreaves of In8 Creative Design Co. Her artwork now features on the HYF website.

Mrs Aimee Jamison, Elin’s form tutor said: “Elin is very talented and had produced an amazing piece of thoughtful artwork which represents the Youth Festival’s theme perfectly. Well done Elin!”