Variety in paintings for art exhibition
The 58th Dannevirke Art Exhibition was launched on Tuesday evening at the A&P Showgrounds before a large crowd representing all those involved in the art scene throughout Tararua.
There were many paintings from artists familiar and unfamiliar, together with photos and a wood-turners’ display.
The Rose Bowl was won by Cherie Davies, with her painting of Lunch By The Stream capturing the beauty of a stream between Aukoutere and Linton.
Heather Neil was placed second for her landscape featuring the Ruahines and Chris Bone’s painting of the Manawatu¯ Gorge Entrance was third.
The Heather Foote Trophy for artists with up to four years’ experience was won by Lynette Morgans with her painting of a tu¯ ı¯, second place going to Christine Moses also with a painting of tu¯ ı¯, third place awarded to Patrick Gilmore for his painting of the windfarm.
Heather Neil won Best in Show with her painting of a boatshed drawn from a variety of recollections.
“The perspective, tonal value and light source are very well executed,” the judge said. “To paint in oils with a slight impressionist style can be difficult. However, stepping back and viewing the work, the sense of light and sunny day works well.”
Diane Clayton was second with Hanging Around, a painting the judge said had “beautiful use of colour incorporating the alpacas with the background. The animals themselves were well done”.
Heather Neil was third with her painting of poppyfields drawn from memories of her trip to France.
There were five Highly Commended:
• Tanya Morrison — Lighthouse
• Elinor Hughes — Boulder Beach
• Diane Clayton — Hidden Gem
• Yvonne Elliot — Tasmamian P
• Judith Giddens — Intrigue Mayor Tracey Collis said a show involving so many painters with so much variety in style and topic made her smile.
Representing his mother Heater, Ken Foote said his mother’s paintings reminded him of her and every painting was a memorial.
The judge said there were so many wonderful pieces she had real difficulty picking winners. The exhibition runs from 10am4pm until November 4.
Mayor Tracey Collis and Ken Foote, representing his mum Heather, shared the presentations.
Heather Neil stands among her paintings, with Best in Show The Boat Shed (bottom left) and third Best in Show Poppyfields (bottom right).
Winner of the Rose Bowl Cherie Davies with her painting Lunch By The Stream.
Winner of the Heather Foote Trophy — Tui by Lynette Morgans.