Va­ri­ety in paint­ings for art ex­hi­bi­tion

Bush Telegraph - - FOCUS ON FARMING - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

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.

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