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Bristol woman crowned winner of 'Shed of the Year'

Louise and her partner Mark have been nominated for 'Shed of the Year'. Credit: ITV News West Country

The winner of this year's 'Shed of the Year' award has been given to Bristol-based artist, Mary Price.

Artist Mary Price uses her garden shed in Kingsdown as a painting studio. Credit: ITV News West Country

The 2019 'Shed of the Year' shortlist was made up of seven categories in total:

  • Pub/Entertainment
  • Nature‚Äôs Haven
  • Cabin
  • Unique
  • Workshops
  • Budget
  • Unexpected

But can the South West competitors top the 21-strong shortlist to take home the title of best shed in the country?

Louise Mayoh from Paignton entered the competition on a whim.

Artist Mary Price says the shed has 'transformed her life'. Credit: ITV News West Country

In the 'Workshop/Studio' category, Mary Price's painting studio is competing for the top spot. The artist, based in Bristol, has decorated her shed with vivid acrylic paintings.

A hidden gem in the centre of Bristol. Credit: ITV News West Country

The shed is so important to me; it's my studio. For years and years I had to paint using the dining room table and the problem with that is you have to pack everything away every time you sit down and have a painting session.

So about seven or eight years ago I bought this shed and it's just transformed my life completely.

What I've tried to go is recreate a meadow in my garden.

– Mary Price, Shed of the Year finalist

The public has until August 29 to vote for the Shed of the Year - here's hoping for a West Country win.

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