A BOLTON artist was named the winner on a BBC art show last night.

Fanny Gogh designed a picture dedicated to a client’s deceased loved one to clinch the win on ‘Home Is Where the Art Is.’

Ms Gogh, 47, was approached before Christmas to appear on the programme which premiered on BBC1.

The show, presented by Nick Knowles, sees three competing artists battle to design a piece for a mystery client to try and win the commission.

Ms Gogh, who studied Textile Design at Buckinghamshire New University, said: “We basically had to snoop around the house and try to work out what kind of family it is and what their style is.

“Then we go away and put a pitch together.

“Mine was in memory of someone they had lost.”

The piece she created depicted a portrait of the deceased man, and incorporated features to reference his love of graffiti and rap.

Ms Gogh was helped to make the piece by Anthony Axford Ltd, a timber merchants based in Farnworth.

Martin Axford, the company owner who chose not to charge Ms Gogh for their services, said: “She told me what she wanted to achieve and told me what she wanted to do. And this puts us on the map, so it can’t do us any harm. We just wanted her to win.”

The final product did ultimately win the approval of the client and meant that Ms Gogh received the commission.

She said: “Taking part in the programme was a brilliant opportunity for me personally as I believe art should be for everyone, not just a select few. I am hoping that it will encourage people to approach wonderful artists and crafters around the country.”