2015 Best of Show Prize

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Pam Walpole

Sponsored by Telstra Stores Caloundra and Kawana Waters $3000
Also awarded Best Oil - Sponsored by Mary Henzell $1000

Mangrove Margins | 2014 | Oil on linen | 75 cm x 150 cm

Artist Statement

Muddy edges of mangroves have always attracted me with their signs of life – water snails, overhanging branches, trapped detritus from the inlets, shadows and shallows where the low tide leaves a smooth surface that reflects the foliage above all these inspire me to draw and paint the patterns these create. The mangrove shoots reach for the surface – such as important plant that filters our river systems and keeps them healthy.