To complete the year I was one of only 11 artists whose paintings were selected from over 80 entries, for the inaugural Newcastle Club Foundation Art prize. Our paintings were hung in the Newcastle Club and we were all treated to a spectacular dinner where the winner was announced our paintings were put up for auction. Alas I did not win the $20,000 but I was thrilled that my painting bought double its asking price. A wonderful end to a busy year.
Evening Walk As the sun sets, a stillness settles over the beach – the rhythmic sound of the waves against the rocks, the call of the gulls and the smell of the salt air and the impending storm. Nothing calms the soul like an evening walk along the beach.