Debra Scidone to be among exhibitors at Alfred Cove Arts Society Awards of Excellence

Debra Scidone.
Debra Scidone.

ACCLAIMED Wilson artist Debra Scidone will be among the exhibitors at the Alfred Cove Arts Society Awards of Excellence later this month.

Scidone, who won the 2014 first prize for pastels in the awards, will again display mixed media pieces evoking China, where she recently returned from art exchange.

Since returning from art exchange, which included one week at the Tsinghua School of Arts University, Beijing and the Nantong University, Scidone has been influenced by the sights.

Her works titled Come a little Closer show the new technique she is using to create artworks with acrylic inks and watercolour; letting the paint decide the subject and her knowledge and experience over time determine the outcome.

Nature is the inspiration for the piece that invites the viewer on a walk through a water garden with a frog anticipating his lunch of a dragonfly resting nearby; illuminating washes give the painting a glow even when in low light.

The Alfred Cove Art Society’s 17th Annual Awards of Excellence Exhibition launches at Atwell Gallery on Tuesday May 31 and runs until June 6.

After an official launch from 7.30pm on May 31, art lovers are invited to in the community to come along to view and buy.