Multiple Prize Winner
‘The Unsung Hero’
2018 Runners up (2nd Prize) – The Fifth Annual Hornsby Young Artists Exhibition at Wallarobba;
2017 Multiple Most Outstanding Awards – Art on Loftus;
2017 1st Prize – Royal Arts & Crafts Competition (Royal Easter Show)
“Many great artists lived in poverty while their art today is revered, and many female artists still struggle for acknowledgement. My painting represents artists who were heroic in following their artistic passion, and steadfast and proud in completing their works to perfection; female artists battling commercial obscurity, and great geniuses like Johannes Vermeer who was once unknown.
The female artist in this portrait represents my reflection in another time… a quiet and introspective representation of scene of everyday life, typical to Vermeer. Like Vermeer, I have used a limited palette, typical to the 17th Century, and only by using acrylics have I layered to effect a moody slathering of oils. My heroes are those artists who focused on a moment in time, leaving the story to be created by the viewer.”
Abira Niye Harvey 2018