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Awards and Prizes for 2017

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Judges comments
David Taylor


Prize Value

Best Painting in the Show (acquisitive)

'Last Light' by Craig Davy



"This painting is expressive and alive with the energy of nature. The atmospheric colour gives this work a sense of the dramatic, sharing a moment in time. Broad in its treatment, it shares a great sense of perspective and light and is fresh in application. It is a fine work with very expressive colour." $5000

Best Oil Painting

'The Creek, Walwa' by Chris White



"This painting picks up the harmony and magic of nature and the use of broad brush work and fresh and lively colours blend to make this art piece sing. The use of complimentary colour is understood. A fine piece, well designed."


Best Pastel/Acrylic Painting

'Lotus Lillies' by Janet Hayes



"There is the freedom and knowledge of this wonderful medium in this work of art. The use and execution of the greens in nature and the beauty of flowing shape abounds here and it works poetically and freely as if by magical means. There is a good sense of the structure of the lotus lily."


Best Watercolour Painting

'St. Kilda Light' by Malcolm Beattie



"The painting is fresh in its vision. The understanding of clean washes to enhance this subject is quite an icon. Warm colours abound in the buildings complimented by the cooler colours to make this work sing. Drawing and structure well understood."


Best Contemporary Painting, any medium

'Sunday Afternoon on the Brighton Dog Beach' by Michael Donnelly



"This painting shows a wonderful perception of life and its boundaries. It takes us on a journey in space and time and is masterfully thought through. The life as we feel it and the imagery conveyed of figure and structure unite to make this work excel as a whole it is masterfully painted and perceived."


Best Painting to the value of $800, any medium

'Elusive Figure' by Linda Robertson



"This painting captures the freedom of movement and is an exciting and studied drawing."


Best Painting to the value of $750, any medium

'Lady with the Hat' by Ashot Karapetian



"This work is visually dramatic and the design elements abound. The use of the graphics and the life of this piece are so evident here. Great use of mixed media as the adornment enhances the subtle but strong beauty."


Best Painting to the value of $600, any medium

'Sorrento Back Beach' by Li Zhou



"This painting shows the movement and action of nature and the simplicity of movement holds a poetic view of this fleeting moment in time."


Best Painting by a Bayside artist, any medium

'Gerberas and Viburnum' by Lorraine Burns



"A beautiful fresh oil understanding of the subject and use of the oil medium."


Popular choice (Voucher from Hampton Art Supplies)

'Days End' Anne Hall









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