On Friday night I won the Artery Prize for art in any medium at the Tasmanian Art Awards at Burnie in Northwest Tasmania. These annual awards offer 14 prizes totalling AUD $19,950. This is the third year in a row that I have won at these awards and what particularly pleases me is that I have won with coloured pencil drawings.
The drawing I entered this year, Enamel Mugscape, is the second in a series of three drawings that I have (almost) completed featuring an old enamel mug that I found earlier in the year.
In today’s featured drawing I have taken all the marks, scrapes and colours from the mug and used them to fill the surrounding spaces. In other words, the “landscape” design on the mug has also become the landscape on which the mug sits.
The prize money for the award ($750) is most welcome and I suspect that most of it will find its way to my framer!