It would be true to say that this drawing has been the most challenging that I’ve ever undertaken and I’m pleased with the results. I have spent countless hours on this large (107 x 80 cm) coloured pencil drawing. It’s now up to the selection panel to decide its fate. I know it’s not about how long one’s entry takes, it’s how successful it is deemed to be by those charged with deciding what makes the final list.
Entering art awards is never easy and one has to accept the verdict firstly of the selection panel, the judges and the public. But that should not stop any artist from “having a go”.
The Glover Art Prize is Australia’s richest award for landscape painting and is worth $35,000 plus a $5,000 bronze maquette of John Glover. Entries close on January 22.