1st Time Exhibiting Artist: Mandy ONeill Title of Work The Colours of Autumn Comments: The simplicity of one sole leaf, conveys a great deal about the complexity of Autumn. Pastel handled sensitively.
Oils Third: Margaret Moloney Title of Work And all that Jazz Comments: Painting a group of people is never easy. Margaret has captured this ensemble competently. Beautiful gestures on each person.
Oils Second: Dawne Barker Title of Work Light Comments: A lively, spontaneous painting with refreshing use of colour. A brave piece of work. Oils First: Susan Sambell Title of Work Stillness Comments: An extremely freshly painted, competently executed oil painting. It’s obvious to me that Susan’s proficiency with watercolour has aided her paint application with oils. Delightful subject matter I can feel the serenity.
Watercolour Third: Shirley Lindsay Title of Work Scout Comments: This funky little critter has attitude. Fresh and different handling of watercolour medium.
Watercolour Second: Robyn Lake Title of Work Quack Comments: This duck is a joy. So pretentious. Standing there, simply because he/she has a right to be there!! Nice handling of the medium and spontaneous paint application. Watercolour First: Rosemary Bayliss Title of Work Happy Days at Warrnambool Comments: A superbly painted watercolour. The figures sit very nicely against a charming painting of the sea. Pastel Third: Margaret Brodie Title of Work Setting Sail Comments: Wonderful draftsmanship in the execution of the boats. Beautiful colours
Pastel Second: Kim Kavanagh Title of Work Still Life Geranium Comments: The beauty of this painting is in it’s humble subject matter. One beautiful geranium casting an expertly executed shadow
Pastel First: Ricky Schembri Title of Work Jesse’s Creek -2 Comments: A masterful piece of pastel work. Beautiful composition, colours and lovely sense of astmosphere.
Acrylic Third: Gwyn Taylor Title of Work Tower Hill Emu Comments: I look for paintings which evoke an emotional response in me. This certainly grabs my attention.
Acrylic Second: Marg Lawlor Title of Work Blue Hole warrnambool Comments: An extremely dramatic painting with a terrific energy conveyed in the sky. Acrylic First: Judy RauertTitle of Work Looking towards Port Fairy Comments: Authentic sense of atmosphere. Judy has caught a broad subject matter in a small piece of work. Delightful. The colours are most indicative of this area in typical weather for this region. Great light!
Other Medium Third: Val Ryan Title of Work Five in a pod Comments: Wonderful composition. Terrific handling of the linocut process. Other Medium Second: Patricia GalvezTitle of Work The Carnival of Texture Comments: This is a very eye catching painting due to it’s great sense of design. Her use of red and green has worked well with the addition of monochromatic colours
Other Medium First: Jenny Arms Title of Work Lighhouse Comments: Spontaneous, yet very competent handling of a difficult unforgiving medium.
Overall Winner: Artists Name Wilma Williams Title of Work Wild Sea Comments: A magnificent painting which speaks for itself. Elevates the soul! The fantastic result of constant self discipline in the art medium. Congratulations Wilma.