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Updated: Nov 23, 2020

It is with excitement I announce that I have been selected as a finalist in the Biblio Art Prize 2020.


The Biblio Art Prize is held at Blarney Books & Art in Port Fairy, Victoria. It was established in 2009 and is based on books. Over the years the format has changed slightly and this year was no exception.


This years format is based on a book recently written by an Australian Author. I was a little concerned that I would have a book was chosen for me that was not relative to maps, but fortunately, the book I was allocated was perfect.


It is written by Lisa Ireland, an Author local to Victoria, and it is called The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan.


A beautifully written book about a young couple and the issues they face as they age. It is set from the '60s to more recent times and was filled with lots of fun and emotion. I feel that so many readers would be able to relate to much of the issues raised and I recommend it to my subscribers.



My submission A Life Rescued at Bancoora is inspired by the location where the main character, Shirley Sullivan, is saved from drowning by her future husband to be.





This is the third time I have been selected as a finalist in an Art Prize this year. Recognition by those in the Art World is one of my biggest goals and something I feel is important for my growth and development. With everything that has happened, this year, it is nice to have some reassurance with a few wins.


The Biblio Art Prize 2020 Exhibition will be held at Blarney Books and Art in Port Fairy from Friday, December 4 through to the end of January. I look forward to the 3.5hr drive to Port Fairy, to deliver my painting, and to stay the night with my husband.


Tune in to my Instagram stories on November 28 and 29 to see some highlights of the visit. Follow me on Instagram here.









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I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. I pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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