Judge's Comment: "Perfectly positioned and beautifully framed in soft pastel hues and delicious texture, this portrait offers a distinctively painterly and deliciously elegant interpretation of the chosen subject. Every detail from edge to edge feels skilfully and thoughtfully crafted and the raptor is presented to us with a beautifully subtle but compelling sense of dimensionality."
#79 "Blinded by the light" by
Judge's Comment: "Intriguing use of layering, narrative and symbolism that dexterously seems to ask as many questions as it answers. The textural aspects of the image are absolutely superb and the technique doesn’t overpower the subject matter but works to complement it suggestively.."
#78 "Too Much" by
Judge's Comment: "A gritty, industrial, textural piece that challenges the viewer to engage in order to find a level of interpretation that sits true."
#108 "After the flood" by
Judge's Comment: "This image uses an intriguing play of depth and perspective, delicious grain structure and darkly mysterious palette to seemingly pay homage to artists of the past."
#108 "Rainforest Magic -
Blue Mountains World Heritage Area" by
Judge's Comment: "A wonderfully subtle piece. Well framed, endearingly soft and fluid like presentation with a hint of texture and structure to hang onto. "
The Fairfield City Art Society thanks Paul Hoelen for judging this section.