Kwinana artist wins Castaways people’s prize


Maria Vina-Cerdeira with Lurking Below, which won the people’s prize at an art exhibition at the Cruising Yacht Club.
Maria Vina-Cerdeira with Lurking Below, which won the people’s prize at an art exhibition at the Cruising Yacht Club.

A PAINTING reflecting Rockingham’s reputation as an aquatic playground won the people’s choice award at an art exhibition.

Kwinana artist Maria Vina-Cerdeira won $500 for a large painting called Lurking Below.

The exhibition was held at the Cruising Yacht Club by Rockingham Regional Arts in conjunction with the Castaways art display along the foreshore.

“I would like to thank all the people who voted for it and the yacht club for presenting the exhibition for painters, which is a great idea,” she said.

It was the first time a painting exhibition was held as part of the Castaways extravaganza.

Ms Vina-Cerdeira said it took about five weeks to paint the picture.