Vivid artworks to go on show

Lorraine Best’s watercolour painting titled Waratah

A series of creative, vivid artworks created by Central Coast Art Society members will be showcased at the Gosford Regional Gallery across nine days in February.

Starting on February 19, the Summer Exhibition will include a range of paintings, original handmade jewellery, and cards.

The featured artist for the summer exhibition, Lorraine Best, has donated her watercolour painting, Waratah, to the raffle.

Central Coast Art Society President, Judith Hoste, said they chose her artwork because it was done on Yupo paper, which is quite different.

“Painting on this medium can cause the paint to run which can give the painting a different look,” Hoste said.

Best has exhibited in many galleries throughout NSW and has paintings in private collections both in Australia and overseas.

The inspiration behind Waratah comes from the Australian landscape and daily experiences.

Hoste said awards would also be given out to the winners of three categories.

“The first category is Open, meaning for any medium and subject, and is sponsored by Central Coast Picture Framing,” she said.

“The second category is Work on Paper, which includes all paintings using watercolour, pastels, drawing, and inks, and is sponsored by Gwynneth Boyce.

“The last category is Small Paintings and is sponsored by Rainbow’s End Jewellers.”

Hoste said some of the members had been encouraged to enter paintings without a frame, giving people the choice to choose their framing.

Jacinta Counihan