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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize opening night

No wonder my entry couldn't make it to this exhibition.

There're 31 paintings in this beautiful building in Eltham, and they're all very high standard.

Tom Alberts was announced to be a winner of this inaugural self portrait prize. Beautifully rendered work that captured his personality.

I bumped into a gentleman who works at art supply shop in High Street, Northcote. I know he paints, but, Stephen Armstrong is actually a finalist.
Very thickly applied paints flows in the canvas.

Sometimes, very strange thing happens.
I happened to meet a girl in the gallery, whom I had met at Margaret Lawrence Gallery earlier in the day in South Bank. She was sitting next to me during an artist talk.
And she also turns out to be a finalist.
Cassandra Rijs is an amazing painter. She creates very realistic figurative paintings.
Her work in this prize is a very painful one. She said that she was going through a difficult time in her life at that time. Well, she captured it brilliantly.
It's a great pleasure to meet people like her, and have an opportunity to talk about her work.
Her website is here.

It was a great night.

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