NOLLAMARA artist Nicholas Lozanovski, who won a silver medal at the WorldSkills National Australia Competition, is aiming to transition from painting residential projects to “higher end” murals.
The 23-year-old MPA Skills apprentice took part in the painting and decorating category at the competition held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre this month.
Fellow apprentice and Beeliar resident Terah-Jade Cross won a gold medal in the category.
MPA Skills provide training programs at its campuses and on-the-job training.
MPA Skills training manager Mark Ansbro said the WA apprentices did well in the wallpaper hanging and door components of the competition.
Mr Lozanovski said the silver medal was a “surprise” as it was his first national competition.
“I think I was more excited because both the gold and silver were taken by WA,” he said.
“At the moment, I haven’t really been able to go down a specific route to paint in because I just finished my apprenticeship.
“I am going to look into higher end work, where it is more the decorative side such as murals.”
Mr Lozanovski, who works for his dad’s business, said art had always been part of his life.
“I have grown up into art, so I went to an art specialist school, I did a couple of years at uni and then I dropped that and started painting,” he said.
“(My goal is) to get my own business up and running, now that I have finished the competition and apprenticeship.”