OURIMBAH ARTIST INTO PORTRAIT PRIZE FINALS

By Amanda Douglas | Tuesday , 28 October 2014 | NBN News


OURIMBAH ARTIST INTO PORTRAIT PRIZE FINALS

 

An Ourimbah artist is in the running for Australia’s richest art competition, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize.

David Naseby’s painting of a Sydney mechanic is one of 30 finalists, selected by judges from a pool of more than a thousand entries.

 


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"I have never entered the Doug Moran before because it’s tough, it’s tougher than the Archibaldsbecause of the prize money, so yes I am really excited." – David Naseby


OURIMBAH artist David Naseby has a one in 60 chance of winning Australia’s richest art prize after being announced as a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

David Naseby - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Finalist 2014

Artist David Naseby with his painting Workshop Magician, a painting of Paul Taffa.

 

Sixty works made the cut from a field of 136 semi-finalists with the winner to be announced on October 28.

The Moran Art Prizes exhibition will open the following day to the public at Juniper Hall, Paddington.

The winner will take home $150,000.

“Just to get in is quite exciting,” Naseby said.

“Whether I win or not, at least I’m in with a chance, I am very happy indeed, and the money would come in handy.”

He said he was working on his car, struggling with a particularly stubborn nut, when his wife, Eileen, called him to come in and read an email.

“I said this better be good and she insisted I come in and read the email.

“I admit I had a tear in my eye when I read it, not for me so much, but Eileen who supports me so much and urged me to enter.

“I have never entered the Doug Moran before because it’s tough, it’s tougher than the Archibalds because of the prize money, so yes I am really excited.”

The Moran Art Prizes exhibition will be opened by former NSW Art gallery director Edmund Capon, who was also a judge this year.

Entry is free and to view the full list of both the portrait finalists visit moranprizes.com.au/competition/ 2014-doug-moran-nationalportrait-prize/finalists