A young artist from Bromley has made the finals of an international arts prize.

At just 18-years-old, Matt Herriot is the youngest artist ever to be shortlisted for the MS Amlin World Art Vote award.

His painting 'Antithesis' is inspired by an article he read about a group of Iranian migrants who protested for being denied access to Macedonia by sewing their lips shut.

The prize is part of the National Open Art competition and is judged by art lovers across the world who vote on their favourite pieces.

Adrian Britten, Global Director Communications at MS Amlin, said: “With more than 600 submissions from across the UK and Ireland we can see there is a strong desire for artists themselves to engage with a wider public, with established artists willing to pitch their work against amateurs in a public vote.”

The winner of the prize will be announced at the end of September and will be given £1000.