Emerging to fly
Art takes many forms … and often provides a point of reflection:
The above was sent to me with a copy of the artist’s profile in this month’s “Craft Arts International” by Gordon Foulds who writes “… her portrait of well known local surfer Mark Occhilupo … delighted everyone who saw it”. She was also finalist in this year’s Portia Geach Memorial Award 2011 – Australia’s prestigious portrait exhibition for female artists – for a portrait of Ilia Saiki Chidzey titled a Designer in Contemplation. The artist is Melissa Bates.