Congratulations to Rick Matear who has been selected as a Finalist in the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award with his engaging oil painting portraying life during social distancing, ‘Zoom Art Class’. His abstract landscapes ‘Straight Lines Are Godless 1’ and ‘2’ have also been selected as online finalists.
The Lethbridge Art Award is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit 2D artworks up to 61 cm in height or width. The Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill. The winner will be announced on 20 June 2020.
For further details visit www.lethbridgegallery.com
About the artist
Rick Matear graduated in 1981 from the Victorian College of the Arts during which time he was awarded the Sara Levi Scholarship. Rick has had a strong and successful career of painting for over 35 years, holding one or two solo exhibitions each year in Melbourne, South Australia, Canberra and Internationally in London.
Rick is well known for his interpretations of the Mornington Peninsula and his ability to capture the reflection of light on water. He has completed residencies in Turtle Island, Venice, Grimaud and earlier this year Antibes. Later this year Rick has been invited to exhibit in London, Zurich and the South of France.
To view available work by Rick Matear, visit our Stockroom website.
Images: Rick Matear, Straight Lines are Godless 1 and 2