Digital artist to exhibit his work in Parliament

Jason Wilsher Mills. EMN-141120-154729001
Jason Wilsher Mills. EMN-141120-154729001

A digital artist from Sleaford has been commissioned to create two pieces of work for an upcoming exhibition in the Houses of Parliament.

The contributions, created digitally on iPad, from Jason Wilsher-Mills will be unveiled in the medieval Westminster Hall in January.

They will form part of a year-long large scale banners exhibition charting the journey to rights and representation.

In 2015, Parliament will commemorate 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta (June 15, 1215) and 750 years since the Simon de Montfort Parliament (January 20, 1265) - the first parliament at which it is known representatives of both the counties and towns of England were present.

Jason said: “This is a huge achievement, with me being chosen alongside eight other notable and prizewinning artists.

“Through this prestigious commission I feel that I am representing both the town and the county. What makes this even more outstanding is the fact that I gave up a full time job to pursue my dreams to become a full time artist, due to illness and disability. This is the pinnacle of my artistic career and an achievement that I am incredibly proud of.”

Sir Peter Luff MP, co-chairman of the Speakers’ Advisory Group for Parliament’s 2015 anniversaries, said: “It’s fantastic that Lincolnshire will be represented by such an extraordinarily innovative artist.”