Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

HE paints the beauty of his com­mu­nity in South Perth and now artist Dave Con­lin has been com­mended for his wa­ter­colour in­ter­pre­ta­tion of The Old Mill.

The South Perth res­i­dent’s paint­ing of The Old Mill in South Perth won the Wa­ter­colour So­ci­ety of WA An­nual John Had­low Plein Air Award, as voted by mem­bers of the so­ci­ety.

Con­lin said he hoped to es­tab­lish a name for him­self in the world of En Plein Air, the French style of open air paint­ing, and cap­ture parts of the com­mu­nity around him.

“I spe­cialise in open air wa­ter colour paint­ing and can of­ten be seen out and about paint­ing lo­cal South Perth scenes such as Mends Street cafe, the Mends Street jetty and con­struc­tion works on the Es­planade,” he said.

Con­lin will be pre­sented with his latest award at the open­ing night of the Wa­ter­colour So­ci­ety of WA’s an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion in Oc­to­ber.

Six of his paint­ings will be on dis­play at the ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­lin said he en­cour­aged peo­ple to at­tend as he gives demon­stra­tions and ex­pla­na­tions about wa­ter­colour.

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