2016 Winners

2016 Winners

Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers
Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers

2016 Grand Winner. $3,000 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Dal Zotto Wines.

Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers – Abstract shapes float across the field in this loosely structured and painterly picture. An accomplished work by a mid-career artist whose investigation of abstraction and colour comes to the fore here. Effective use of light and dark with featured points of strong colour consolidating the overall picture. An excellent and very strong work of art.


Yellow Tails in Wattle by Vida Pearson

Yellow Tails in Wattle by Vida Pearson2016 People’s Choice Winner. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: King Valley Tourism Association.

Yellow Tails in Wattle by Vida Pearson


Old Mill Serenade by Kerryn E Wilson
Old Mill Serenade by Kerryn E Wilson

King Valley Theme. $1,000 non acquisitive
Sponsor: King Valley Art Show

Old Mill Serenade by Kerryn E Wilson – Represents an iconic landmark at Oxley. The old Flour mill is simply rendered in a colourful painting that has impact through use of simplicity and a contemporary and elemental approach.

Highly Commended: Pauline Fraser. “Kitchen at Midnight” 


Xantharia by Abi Thompson
Xantharia by Abi Thompson

Most innovative work. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Brown Brothers

Xantharia by Abi Thompson – The background overlaying of watery and colourful paint depicting landscape form the ground for an innovative use of line, in free form organic lines that portray minutiae of the natural environment.


Bush Tracks by Cheryle Leitl
Bush Tracks by Cheryle Leitl

Local emerging artist. $750 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: RBA Finance Group

Bush Tracks by Cheryle Leitl – Dynamic use of colour and brushwork in this work that evokes through its title “Bush Tracks” everywhere. Other works by this emerging artist demonstrate freedom of expression and exploration of the painting medium.


Gwenda and David from Casa Luna with Past Horizons by Jim Samon
Gwenda and David from Casa Luna with Past Horizons by Jim Samon

Work on Paper. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation

Past Horizons by Jim Samon – A lone figure on the horizon, within the landscape may cause us to personally reflect. Earth and sky are represented in a painterly manner, figure and shadow are striking.

Highly Commended: Margaret Cocking. “Seed and Flowers”


Silken Beginnings by Jan Harris
Silken Beginnings by Jan Harris

Pastel.$500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Boonderoo Farm

Silken Beginnings by Jan Harris – Masterful use of the pastel medium, colour and form in this realistic yet abstract representation of nature.


A View – by Ralph Bristow

Watercolour / Gouache.$750 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Eminence Wines

A View by Ralph Bristow – Overlaid shapes and forms, bright use of colour and strong line are used in an experimental manner. Other works by the artist demonstrate a varied palette and unique approach.


The Nightdress by Colina Grant
The Nightdress by Colina Grant

Watercolour / Gouache. $1,000 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show

The Night Dress by Colina Grant – Subtle, soft painting, loose brushwork building the overall texture of this interior scene. Adds a feeling of past eras and intimacy. Comes to life up close or from a distance.

Pear Parade by Mary Briggs
Pear Parade by Mary Briggs

Still Life Pastel/Watercolour. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Chrismont Wines

Pear Parade by Mary Briggs – Highly accomplished use of the pastel medium in an original still life format. Use of the red banner weaving through the pears brings the image to life and adds appeal that will continue to attract.


Figure / Portrait. $750 non acquisitive.
Sponsored by Ovens and King Builders

Tabled Pose by Gregory R Smith – A classic figure painting with warm, realistic skin tones and exquisite use of light and shade. The figure’s gaze captures the viewer’s interest from the outset.

Highly Commended: Pamela Moore. “Portrait of Chelsea”
Highly Commended: Pamela Moore. “Portrait of Chelsea”

Ben Jenkins with his winning work 'Whitfield Series IV'
Ben Jenkins with his winning work ‘Whitfield Series IV’

Work on Paper. $1,000 non-acquisitive.
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show

Whitfield Series IV by Ben Jenkins – A contemporary use of pastel with superb blending of colour to excellent effect whilst conjuring an impression of place, or sense of place. The dark shape brings an element of three dimensions into the ethereal field of this picture.


Breeding Beauty by Vida Pearson
Breeding Beauty by Vida Pearson

Printmaking. $750 non acquisitive
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show

Breeding Beauty by Vida Pearson – An accomplished and striking linocut print, with added interest featured through minimal use of colour. The entire form of this breeding swan evokes her resignation in nesting. An expressive detailed and exquisite work.

Highly Commended 322 Geoffrey Ricardo. “Fixing Histrionics”  


LonelyBoy III by David Frazer
LonelyBoy III by David Frazer

Printmaking. $750 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Pizzini Wines

Lonely Boy III by David Fraser – A familiar old farm house scene with a lone figure surveying the country scene and his life, perhaps. A poignant representation of growing up on the farm and life choices. From the hand of an expert wood engraver.

Highly Commended: Anna Austin. “Girona”              


At the Table - by Kylie Sirett
At the Table – by Kylie Sirett

Oil / Acrylic. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: King River Estate

At the Table by Kylie Sirett – A well-balanced composition featuring a structured placement of cutlery that casts dynamic shadows in a finely crafted painting.

Highly Commended: Marcia Rea. “Late Afternoon”      


Winter Hues by Stephen McCall
Winter Hues by Stephen McCall

Oil / Acrylic. $1,000 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Hargraves Secured Investments

Winter Hues by Stephen McCall – Highly contrasted snow scene featuring Australian Snow Gums. Defined branches in the background project the highlighted foreground gum with its typical colour intrusions that draw the viewer into the painting.

Highly Commended: Judy Hocking. “Pathway through Life” 


Flinders by Julie Simmons
Flinders by Julie Simmons

Oil / Acrylic. $1,500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show 

Flinders by Julie Simmons – A balanced overall composition with foreground grasses leading the eye into the mountains in the distance. The cloud-scape adds to the sense of depth that is predominant in Australia’s outback ranges. Superbly conceived, executed and presented

Highly Commended: Cherry Manders. “Still life with Lillies”  


Judge’s Gem. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Domaine Chandon

Channelling Herthe by Dianne Glenister – Use of various drypoint plates for this amalgam of patter, line and imagery, the overall effect is of lightness, movement and cohesion.


 

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