Won­der­ful wa­ter­colours

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

A WORLD of wa­ter­colour awaits visitors to an an­nual art ex­hi­bi­tion this week­end.

Artists Paul Hurd, of Sor­rento, Iluka’s Cass Gart­ner and Lucy Pa­palia, of Carine, have contributed art­work to The Wa­ter­colour So­ci­ety of WA’s awards ex­hi­bi­tion.

There will be more than 200 paint­ings on dis­play at the event, which opens on Thursday night in Fre­man­tle and con­tin­ues Fri­day, Saturday and Sun­day.

Hurd, whose sub­mis­sions in­clude two in­spired by see­ing the af­ter­math of Cy­clone Deb­bie in Queens­land, said the art­works cov­ered a wide va­ri­ety of sub­jects.

“The range of paint­ings will go from flo­ral… to ab­stract to re­al­ist styles and all of a very high stan­dard and keenly priced,” he said.

“It would prob­a­bly be one of the top ex­hi­bi­tions cov­er­ing all facets of sub­ject mat­ter whether it be land­scapes, ab­stract to portraits in wa­ter­colour, which is most un­usual. www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d474684

“It’s a fan­tas­tic so­ci­ety and they’re all very sup­port­ive and also crit­i­cal.”

De­spite his love of wa­ter­colours, Hurd said it was a some­times dif­fi­cult art form.

“It’s not a very for­giv­ing process,” he said.

“With wa­ter­colour, what you put down is what you’re stuck with.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion opening night and awards pre­sen­ta­tion is on Thursday from 6.30pm at The Ital­ian Club in Fre­man­tle.

En­try is free.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Lucy Pa­palia, Cass Gart­ner and Paul Hurd are pre­par­ing for The Wa­ter­colour So­ci­ety’s awards ex­hi­bi­tion this week­end.

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