A Girl and Her Penguin

Rebekah Poulain, from Torbay, said she “thought nothing of it” after uploading daughter Leilah’s painting to the My Drawings website in a spare moment. “I got this email a year later saying it had won a competition,” she said. Now the painting is hanging on a wall in the Saatchi Gallery, which is famous for exhibiting the work of artists such as Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. Mrs Poulain, 33, said: “About a year ago I picked up a leaflet for a website to upload children’s artwork. “I put a border round it then forgot about it, until I was told it had won a competition. “It’s quite funny really. I couldn’t believe it. “Leilah wants to see her picture in London so we’re planning a visit.” Pictures from 20 winning children are appearing in the Education Room of the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, west London, for the rest of June.

Leilah Poulain an her penguin painting

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