Maja told The Avondhu that she has always loved drawing. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

Loreto Secondary School, student artist Maja Luszczynska, has won a top prize in this year’s 66th Texaco Children’s Art competition.

The Fermoy second-year student was recognised nationally in the competition for her black and white pencil sketch of herself, entitled ‘My Portrait’.

Maja won a Special Merit Award for an artwork that final adjudicator Professor Declan McGonagle, said: ‘was imaginative and displayed a high level of skill’.

Speaking with The Avondhu, Maja said she had always liked drawing.

“I use pencil, charcoal, coloured pencils, I’d like to try out watercolour,” Maja added.

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