An artist from Bucks said her teenage self would have been 'so proud' to see her work chosen for exhibition in the Royal Academy of Arts' summer showcase.

Alice Salczynska, 24, who has lived in Amersham all her life, submitted a series of artworks to the Royal Academy for consideration in February 2023.

Alice, who studied for an art foundation diploma and a degree in architecture, said the submitted works held a special place in her heart due to their drawing together of her three passions, art, photography and architecture.

The cyanotype architecture prints, collectively named Beauty in Brutalism, were accepted into the Royal Academy's summer exhibition at the end of May, in what Alice described as a "very surreal and exciting" moment.

"I've been visiting the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy since I was 16 and have always admired the range of talent on display.

"I dreamt then that I would see my own work on the walls one day, but I never thought it would happen so quickly or on my first attempt."

Alice was one of around 700 artists to have their work hung on the walls of the Royal Academy in Piccadilly, London, beating out 16,000 other hopefuls.

"To say I was emotional was an understatement. 16-year-old me would have been so proud to see how far I have come."