A Pearl Beach artist has received a Highly Commended Award at the 2017 Royal Easter Show.
Ms Pim Sarti’s award was for a painting of Waratahs, created plein air style in Patonga.
Ms Sarti has lived in Pearl Beach for most of her life, moving to the village in the 1940s with her family. With her parents and siblings, Ms Sarti spent much of her young years at Pearl Beach. “They were halcyon days of bush and beach, no real danger and lots of freedom,” she said. “There was no power.The iceman came each week.” No garbage or reliable sanitary arrangements and a limited bus service. I may not have lived my whole life in Pearl Beach, but I have spent every Christmas here. “My love of painting draws me back time and again to this unique natural environment,” she added. Ms Sarti studied art at East Sydney Tech and has been a practicing artist for most of her life.
SOURCE: Media release, 12 Apr 2017 Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association