Holmes Art Prize for Realistic Australian Birds FINALIST

I'm happy to announce that my piece "A Masked Owl Named Gorilla" is a finalist in the 2016 Holmes Art Prize for Realistic Australian Birds. This prize is in its second year this year - I only found out about it last year 10 days after the closing date, so I'm very excited to be included in this year's show!

I saw "Gorilla" the stunning Masked Owl at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary last year in the free flight bird show, and she absolutely stole my heart. I have painted her many times since, but never before at this scale (90x90cm/36x36") so I relished the chance to really explore the detail in all those incredibly patterned feathers. And I loved painting those feet!

Opening night for the Award is November 2nd, when winners will be announced, and the exhibition runs until November 27th at Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra.

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