Awarded Second Prize
a tribute to her life
(2005 - 2007)
"I feel drawn into the whimsy by the composition and handling of detail of this tonal study. Love it!"
Mara Marston - Boni Awarded Third Prize
Diana Garth - President of Oatley 101 Society of Artists
Daryl Melhan MP Member for Banks, Patron of the De Haan Gallery, Bankstown Art Society
Freda Surgenor - Awarded First Prize
Patricia La Rossa - Awarded Second Prize
Those who know me, can imagine how thrilled I was to receive an award for this work.
There were many exceptional works from the 150 works entered by many talented artists.
This award I dedicate to my gorgeous girl Coco, she lost her life quite unexpectedly last year leaving me devastated under unusual and unfortunate circumstances.
I drew this shortly after she died as I felt compelled to pick up my pencil in order to help me with my grief. I am also sure that she was with me every step of the way.
Mara Marston Boni won Third Prize for her work "Morning Light"
If you have a moment please click on the links to see their works.
It was really wonderful to meet Freda and Mara last night and to stand beside these accomplished Australian artists was a thrill unto itself... Freda and i discovered each other on Redbubble before realising we were members of the same art society.
Highly Commended was awarded to Julie Rose Bowen
Commended award was won by David Lake.
Congratulations to all.
Freda Surgenor is also featured in this month's August 2008 Issue of Australian Artist magazine. Congratulations Freda on an exceptional feature!
Here pictured with me, is another artist who i had the pleasure of meeting and a fellow countryman of Italy from the Basilicata Region (a small world it seems & ci siamo fatti anch' una bella chiacherata in Italiano!)
Marco Stigliano also a member of the Bankstown Art Society.