The first Paint Glenlyon was a huge success

FIRST PRIZE: Artist Sandra Angliss, of Porcupine Ridge, with her vibrantly hued painting of her property, titled "Porcupine Delight". Photo: Dylan Burns
FIRST PRIZE: Artist Sandra Angliss, of Porcupine Ridge, with her vibrantly hued painting of her property, titled "Porcupine Delight". Photo: Dylan Burns

Organisers of the first Paint Glenlyon say they are thrilled with the event’s  success. 

The first of its kind, Paint Glenlyon was created to celebrate the Glenlyon landscape, with entries required to have been inspired by the town.

The volunteer committee, who put on the competition, said 48 paintings were entered by a total of 37 different artists.

More than 600 people walked through the art exhibition at the recently refurbished Glenlyon Hall.

One of the organisers, Joy Durston, said there had been a fantastic response.

“It has been a wonderful success,” she said.

Entered artworks comprised of a number of styles from water colour to acrylic on canvas. The competition attracted people of a variety of skills, from hobby painters to professional artists. 

The competition was not just limited to adults. Glenlyon playgroup also entered a painting, one of three bright works created by children.

Organisers say that over a third of the entries have been sold.

Paint Glenlyon was judged by two of the region’s artists, Diane Longley and Michael Parker.

Sandra Angliss was awarded first prize for her painting titled Porcupine Delight

Frances Guerin placed second for her work One Early Morning with third place awarded to Keele Breen for her work Scrape #1

Ms Angliss moved to Porcupine Ridge two years ago and said the landscape has inspired her work, which is the view of the landscape as you drive towards her cottage.

She said the work took her approximately 14 hours to complete. 

It is acylic on canvas, which she painted with sea sponges, big brushes and her fingers in a layering technique.

“It was a great fun and an honour to be a part of Paint Glenlyon,” Ms Angliss said. 

“I was really inspired by the landscape of Glenlyon and it’s wonderful to see the variety of styles in the artworks that were entered. 

“Next year I will challenge myself by putting a person in the landscape I paint,” she said.