Rachel Ross turned judges’ heads with her work, Silver Spoons.
She said: “A core of skilled draughtsmanship is essential to my work. This allows for close study of day-to-day objects revealing a beauty not immediately apparent.”
The top prize of £15,000 was won by Antony Williams for his painting, Still Life with Electric Fan.
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is designed to encourage representational painting.