Absolutely thrilled and honoured to announce that I have just won the $15,000 ANL Maritime Prize, with my entry "Dusk, Port Kembla". Hosted by the Mission to Seafarers at Docklands in Melbourne, this was a great night with a wealth of talented artists who entered this prestigious award and there were clearly many entries which could easily have won.
This couldn't have a come at a better time for me with my upcoming show at Depot Gallery in Sydney from December 14th -19th.
I would sincerely like to thank the Mission to Seafarers for all the amazing charity work they do for the families of those who earn their living at sea, and also the major sponsors ANL for their generous support of this event for the last 12 years.
Here are a few shots from this incredible night...
Well October has been all about my big trip to Paris and my exhibition at the Mona Lisa Gallery. The show was a huge success with a lot of new contacts made, the opportunity to show my work to the locals and some sales as well. We stayed in 2 different apartments...one in Montmartre and one in Le Marais, both with outstanding views over the rooftops which I so love. But probably the highlight was being able to live and work as an artist in the city of light for 3 weeks...every day was an adventure of new paintings, meanderings along new and undiscovered laneways and finally a glass of red in the evening looking out over the rooftops. Tres bon!
Below is a selection of paintings I did while over in France.