I'm thrilled to be a finalist in this year's Waverley Woollahra Art School 9x5 Landscape Art Prize. This is the second year I've been selected as a finalist. View this years finalist here and see all the amazing work.
The piece selected is called 'Snowgums in Spring' and was inspired by a spring trip to the Victorian high country. It was the very end of the snow season and the hiking was better than the skiing. So we'd go for long walks around the mountain and the snowgums were just spectacular. I love their low-lying twisted forms and the incredible colours in the bark.
The prize's format, the 9 x 5 inch board follows in the footsteps of Australian impressionists Streeton, Roberts, Condor and McCubbin, who often painted outdoors on the back of 9 x 5 inch cigar boxes, it is intended to be a spontaneous reaction to the landscape.
The finalist exhibition will run from 7-9 December at the Waverley Woollahra Art School, 138 Bondi Road, Bondi, NSW.