One City A.M. reader exhibits a discerning eye picking his prize

CONGRATULATIONS to reader James Howell of Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, who won ING’s competition in these pages for £1,000 of art.

The lucky winner picked out his prize (Diane’s garden by the sea, by Ann Winn) while visiting last night’s preview of the 2013 ING Discerning Eye exhibition with Gerald Walker, chief executive of ING Commercial Banking UK, Ireland & Middle East.

The exhibition is assembled by six art world gurus who choose from a public submission and can also invite artists to enter. This year’s panel of selectors included Loyd Grossman and the painter Eileen Hogan.

The exhibition opens to the public tomorrow (see City A.M. tomorrow for our sneak peek).

It runs until Sunday 24 November at the Mall Galleries SW1. Admission is free.