Astro Boy water colour is the best art in Claremont

Mr Lewis with his winning entry.
Mr Lewis with his winning entry.

SELF-TAUGHT Nedlands artist Brendan Lewis (22) has won the $5000 2018 Claremont Art Award.

Mr Lewis won the prize for his Astro Boy water colour of his 11-year-old, ADHD-diagnosed brother last Friday.

“Like Astro-Boy, whilst he’s treated at times like an android, his ability to experience and express human emotions is greater than most humans he interacts with,” Mr Lewis said.

The judges commended Mr Lewis’ ability with watercolours that highlighted “a poignant duality between strength and vulnerability”.

Second prize of $2500 went to Silvana Ferrario for her three-dimensional Twill, and $1500 was given to Dave Wolfy for his third-placed entry Concave.

The Claremont Local winner was awarded to resident Jen Mellor for The Circle of Life, Lake Claremont, and the Councillors’ Art Prize went to Lyn Franke’s Plight of the Carnaby’s.

All entries are on show at Claremont Council, Stirling Highway until August 25.