Olsen Irwin is please to announce the Robert Malherbe has been selected as an Plain Air Semi Finalist.
The prize of $20,000 will be awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of NSW subject
The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an annual event and is recognised by plein air artists throughout Australia. The Parliament of NSW encourages all artists to enter, with finalists and semi-finalists exhibited at the Parliament of NSW, Sydney in June and July 2015. Contemporary Australian artists paint ‘en plein air’ both in the bush and the city.
Trees Near a Lake 2015
Oil on Linen
60 x 81cm
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 prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the beautiful state of NSW.