PORTRAITURE PRIZE WINNERS - 2010

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Lester Group Prize

 

 

Prize: $30,000 

      

Artist: Peteris Ciemitis

Subject: Robyn Archer

Title: Archer

 

 

 

 

Judges Comment:

This year’s award goes to a work which attracted all three judges who were extremely pleased with the incisive depiction of the sitter. The colours are subtle while the finer details are suggestive of the underlying structure of the sitter’s features. In addition there is that delightful essential which is the assured ability to draw. It was Michelangelo who maintained that before one could paint, one must be able to draw, which means that the artist has to be skilled in observation and engagement with the sitter. The painting invites the viewer to come in close as though to examine the landscape of the face.

Carl Altmann, Stefano Carboni, Helen Cook


Perrine People's Choice

 

Prize: $7,700 

 

 

Artist: Nigel Hewitt

Subject: Robert Juniper

Title: A Portrait of Bob

 

 

 


Highly Commended

Artist: Nafisa Naomi

Subject: Bryce Courtenay

Title: An Inkling about Bryce

 

Artist: Judy Rogers

Subject: Rob Cleworth

Title: Rob

 

Artist: Daevid Anderson

Subject: Self Portrait

Title: Who is Daevid Anderson?