Hydrocryl Prize – Who Are The Winners?
With so many excellent acrylic paintings on OzArt Finder, it was a difficult task for our judges to select winners for the Hydrocryl Art Prize. After much deliberation, we’re pleased to announce that the winners for each category are:
Landscape, Wildlife & Animals (Judged by: Helen Cottle)
Winning Artwork: Cheetah Dreams Artist: Alison Clark
Cheetah Dreams – Acrylic on Hardwood
Alison is an award winning artist specialising in African Wildlife painting as well as equine and companion animal subjects. Her lifelong passion for animals and nature is evident in her sensitively executed works.
In choosing Cheetah Dreams, Helen Cottle commented “A delightful painting that evokes a sense of wonder and emotion, not to mention the amazing observation skills and beautiful technique of this extremely talented artist. I was very impressed by the softness of the almost abstract backdrop which supports the wonderful attention to detail of the fur and features of the cheetah. A great composition that says it all.”
Still Life & Flowers, Portraits & Figures (Judged by: Rick Matear)
Winning Artwork: Geraniums Artist: Julie Rooney
Geraniums – Acrylic on Canvas Board
Julie is based in Eaglehawk, Victoria where she now focusses on her lifelong passion for painting. Julie is currently studying at the Academy Bendigo and is a member of the Bendigo Art Society.
Reviewing Julie’s work Rick Matear commented “Cadmium red geraniums draws one into this Klimt and Preston like style of intricate detail. What I most love about Julie’s painting ‘Geraniums’ is the combination of realism, naivety and abstraction. This delicate balance is also found in her other still life and figure paintings.”
Contemporary & Abstract (Judged by: Ron Reynolds)
Winning Artwork: Shrouded Cloisters Artist: Dawn Lim
Shrouded Cloisters – Acrylic on Canvas
Dawn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in painting) in 1996, at the University of Ballarat. As well as painting and teaching, Dawn also runs an Art Retreat in the Pyrenees Wine Region of Victoria.
In reviewing Dawn’s artwork, Ron Reynolds commented “Shrouded Cloisters is a moody introspective painting, limited palette of blacks and greys and shapes that are fixed and others moving.”
Congratulations to Alison, Julie and Dawn on these excellent acrylic artworks. You will soon receive a selection of Hydrocryl paints. We look forward to seeing your next acrylic works using the fantastic single pigment Hydrocryl range.
A big thank you to our judges and of course, our special thanks to Alex Holzer and the Hydrocryl team. It’s great to see an Australian company proudly promoting Australian artists. If you want to know more about Hydrocryl’s 100% safe acrylic paints, be sure to check out the Hydrocryl product range at www.hydrocryl.com.au