The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.
The forest isn’t a serene landscape, instead a complex interplay between things dying and things growing. A process of constant renewal. A fight and a struggle for life. But this battlefield, strewn with dead branches, makes us feel at peace. I’m attacking the canvas energetically to convey that battle, that complexity, but when I’m finished it looks like serenity.
122 x 122cm
oil on linen