In pictures: Threadneedle Prize 2014

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The Threadneedle Prize, which represents the best in representative and figurative art, has announced its six-strong shortlist for 2014. A selection of their art goes on show to the public in London from 25 September. Here is a selection of the hopefuls' work.

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The six artists shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize are competing for £20,000 and a solo exhibition at Mall Galleries in London next year.

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Zimbabwe-born artist Craig Wylie lives and works in London. He creates paintings based upon people he knows and won the BP Portrait award in 2008.

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Thomas Allen is a self-taught artist. The concepts behind his work often draw upon the ideas he was exposed to while studying for his degree in sociology.

Thomas Allen is a self-taught artist. The concepts behind his work often draw upon the ideas he was exposed to while studying for his degree in sociology.

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David Teager Portman's latest work has been described by the Saatchi Art website as being about "abstract stories or fables, communicating direct as well as ambiguous and duplicitous meanings".

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Sarah Ball grew up in South Yorkshire and studied at Newport Art College. She is currently Welsh artist of the year and is working towards a show in Dallas this autumn. This series of works is titled Damaged Humans 2014.

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Sue Williams A'Court began her career in illustrating. She reinvents landscape and spaces, drawing from the Romantic tradition with the use of jewel-like geometry and portals of light.

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Tina Jenkins's work plays on and around paintings' historical constructs and limitations. Her influences include philosopher Henri Bergman and psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Lacan.

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