Friday, July 7, 2017

Paul McKnight with his painting Albany Trio on Turkish Paisley, 2016, oil on canvas, 45 x 60 cm.

The votes are in and the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the 2017 Calleen Art Award is Paul McKnight from Grenfell for is intricate painting Albany Trio on Turkish Paisley, 2016, oil on canvas, 45 x 60 cm. “I began painting teacups after being given a number of tea cup settings from my grandmother. Her morning and afternoon teas were quite a memorable feature of my visits with her. These paintings utilised a variety of different settings with mixtures of tea cups, tea bags, biscuits, cakes, slices and tablecloths.” said Paul.

This year’s Calleen Art Award exhibition consisted of an amazing range of 49 outstanding paintings from 279 entries from around Australia.

Congratulations to Paul McKnight and thank you to all who voted, we look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street Cowra NSW 2794
Phone: 02 6340 2190
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am–4pm, Sunday 2pm–4pm
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