A FITZGIBBON artist is proud and excited to have his painting selected as a finalist in the Brisbane Art Prize.
Paul King, who has been painting most of his life and has won many art competitions, said it feels good to be selected from so many entries.
"It feels great to be a finalist and be in with a chance of winning for my painting Rainbow Avenue, Golden Downs Retirement Village Fitzgibbon.”
Mr King did his first painting at age 13 and has painted continuously throughout his adult life, even during times of ill health.
"I've always enjoyed painting. I've done more than 600 paintings and 300 drawings and have sold 120 paintings.”
The winner of the Brisbane Art Prize will be announced at the awards evening on Thursday, October 12 from 6.30pm at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts located at 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. To vote visit www.brisbaneartprize .com and click on the 'people's choice award' link and scroll to the bottom of the page.
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