Scott an artist of many talents
Kerry Scott happily has a foot in two camps when it comes to her art.
The Pukerua Bay resident won this year’s Pataka Friends Arts Award.
The exhibition, which wrapped up on Sunday at Pataka Museum, showcased local artists in mediums from sculpture to photography to painting.
Judge Gerda Leenards had a challenging task picking a winner in the open category, and Scott’s acrylic piece, Outdoor Living, won the day.
‘‘ I was pretty shocked,’’ Scott said.
‘‘There’s such a high standard. I entered to get feedback on how my painting was coming along. Winning is great because it gives me confidence with my art.’’
Scott trained as a graphic designer, but these days her time is taken up with community projects around Porirua.
Her sculpture can be seen on the roundabout as you come into Ranui. She will be adding mosaics to the footpath in the suburb and will work with Plimmerton Residents Association on the design of new beachfront seating.
She said being recognised for her art was helpful.
‘‘I had some time off last year, so I was really able to work on my painting. With sculpture and my other community projects, everything has to be precise, but painting allows you more freedom and I’ve really enjoyed that.’’
Outdoor Living, which sold for $1100, depicts what Scott sees regularly in her natural Pukerua Bay surroundings.
‘‘I didn’t have to go too far to get inspiration. It’s a beautiful place.’’
Kerry Scott with her acclaimed painting, Outdoor Living.