2nd Prize Blackheath Winter Open Prize 2013

 2nd Prize in Blackheath Winter Open,Mermaid Cave Track oil on canvas 76x112cm
,Judge portrait artist David White said:- “Again this painting stood out to me as being very different to all of the other landscape paintings in this exhibition. Its rich warm palette, bold, honest brush strokes, with a hint of Monet’s alla prima approach to plein air landscape painting (as opposed to studio based works) I found refreshingly honest.”

1ST PRIZE Blackheath Art Prize 2012

Judge's comments: The very strong vertical composition and beautiful line-work took me straight to the place. It evoked my own memories of being in the bush, that sense of looking up with a feeling of joy and relief that I was near the top of the ridge. Also, I love the way Meredith has handled the light coming through the trees as it adds to the dominant presence of the central rock form. Either of Meredith's works were well deserving of a prize.
Mermaid Cave 3 conte on paper 50x110cm

Judge’s comments: “The very strong vertical composition and beautiful line-work took me straight to the place. It evoked my own memories of being in the bush, that sense of looking up with a feeling of joy and relief that I was near the top of the ridge. Also, I love the way Meredith has handled the light coming through the trees as it adds to the dominant presence of the central rock form. Either of Meredith’s works were well deserving of a prize.” Leo Robba

 

 

1st Prize Blackheath Winter Open 2011

1ST PRIZE awarded by Anthony Bond, Blackheath 2011 Art  Prize. oil on canvas 76x112cm
1ST PRIZE Blackheath 2011 Art Prize. Yosemite Creek, Katoomba oil on canvas 76x112cm

Judge: Anthony Bond from Art Gallery of NSW said “there is nothing abstract about this- or is there? actually it is equally a look at nature but also equally about the process of laying on paint dab by dab (by the way that is what tache refers to, often used to describe Impressionist technique). In this case the description of a wooded creek bed leads the eye into the landscape while the woven skein of taches maintains a surface coherence that is the principle objective of modern painting since Monet et al.”