Winners of the Queensland Figurative 2014
The Judges Comments -from Wendy Sharpe
It was an honour to be asked to judge the inaugural Queensland Figurative Art Prize. It was wonderful to see such a range of different approaches and ideas.
I would like to congratulate all the artists who entered and to pass on to those who were not hung this year - don't be disheartened - try again next time.
I'm sure you will all agree that the work is of a very high standard. It was very difficult to choose!
I decided to include two equal highly commendeds and five equal commendeds, though there are many other paintings of merit.
Congratulations to you all and enjoy this exciting exhibition!
There are 5 commended - all equal
Number 79 - Ronita Edwards - Liam
A powerful and moving painting.
Number 12 - Pat Hoffie - Porter #4
A quirky evocative image
Number 101 - Graham Hook -The Man in the Street
A dreamy atmospheric painting
Number 22 - Carolyn Morgan -Freckled and Scarred, My Head Still in the Clouds
A delightful poetic image
Number 36 - Steve Tyerman - In My Beginning Is My End
A bold lively painting
There are 2 of them, equally highly commended.
In alphabetical order -
Number 5 - David Henderson -Self Portrait With Clare
A sensitive, delicate painting, beautifully composed.
Number 92 - David Wells -Manu
Great technical use of watercolour. Dramatic image.
The Winner is -
Number 70 - Untitled I - Adolphe Piche
A fresh airy painting, lovely feeling of sunlight, evocative use of colour and brush strokes. Interresting assymetrical composition.