Congratulations to Kerry McInnis who is a finalist in this year's NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. The annual Plein Air Art Prize is a landscape award depicting a New South Wales subject. The artist's work, 'Afternoon Walk, Mystery Bay', will be included in the finalists' exhibition, held at Sydney's Parliament House, 3 - 26 October.
The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting out of doors, in direct engagement with nature, where the transitory effects of light can be observed and recorded. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the state of NSW. This approach to painting allows the artist to capture something more than just the depiction of a landscape, adding mood and atmosphere to the setting.
For further information about the art prize, please click here