Craig Waddell, I Remember You As You Were My Beauty, Winner of the 2010 Mosman Art Prize
“The Mosman Art Prize is a barometer of contemporary painting which showcases some of Australia’s best artists,” says this year’s judge, Kon Gouriotis of the Australia Council for the Arts.
“When people see this show they will see a diversity of practice and the potential of painting as a contemporary medium and how immediate painting is to ideas.”
Artist Craig Waddell – who received the Commendation Prize from eminent Australian artist Margaret Olley AC in 2009 – has won the major Mosman Council Art Prize of $20,000 with his painting I remember you as you were my beauty. The title, taken from a poem by Pablo Neruda, reflects the sensuous nature of the artist’s painterly treatment of form of a single Protea.