Winner: Natasha Daniloff
Councillor Don McGregor
Local member: Trish Doyle
President: Brian Bright
Exhibition Coordinator: Elizabeth Bizzini
First Prize: Cox’s River
Artist: Natasha Daniloff
A powerful assertion of self, combined with elements of the landscape. An exhilarating use of dark tones. There is enough psychic energy in this painting to revive an ailing football team.
Second Prize: Fiery Sunset & Full Moon Rising – Sublime Point
Artist: Sanja Zemljacenko Herrmann
A typical mountain landscape made new by a beautiful handling of mid-tones and burnished light.
Highly Commended : Despair
Artist: Richard Grammer
A remarkable drawing. A calligraphic swirl, resulting in a well-formed study of the human face.
Highly Commended: Autumn Evening, Katoomba St 2017
Artist: Linda Hemmings
A bold colourful and affectionate rendition of the local environment.
Highly Commended: Old Signal Box, Bathurst
Artist: Bruce Holmes
A dangerously abandoned rendition of the environment, with a knowing wink to Soutine and some of the Fauves.
Highly Commended: Mountain Journey
Artist: Alison Inigo
Medium: , Oil
Bold maternal forms relating to the landscape, combined with moody submerged colour.
Commended: Portland II
Artist: Jane Canfield
Medium: Oil and charcoal
A delicate balancing of restrained colour and tone in a wide-angle format.
Commended: Sunny Autumn
Artist: Lucy Dawson
An intensified use of colour and pattern to signify the autumn landscape.
Commended: Through the Trees
Artist: Yvonne de Haan
Medium: Mixed Media
Colour intensification taken to such an extreme that it really shouldn’t work, and yet it does.
Commended: Energy and Excitement
Artist: Hiren Patel
A sophisticated use of colour and tone to evoke the atmosphere of the built environment.
Commended: Near Kata Juta
Artist: Pat Skenridge
A strong colour statement evoking the essence of outback landscape.
Commended:Untitled (Donkey and Duck)
Artist: Pam Vaughan
Medium: Mixed media
A beautiful handling of the medium, setting up a subtle tonal drama.