Flourish – special merit award

Flourish by Rona Barugahare – Photography by Tom Dicker

I can’t believe it has been a year since I started participating in these competitions! I took part in the same ‘All Women’ competition with Light Space and Time last year and I was fortunate enough to win my first award with my very first fingerpainting – a special recognition award within the Painting Category.

Fast forward to today and I have performed a whole magnitude better in the same competition – a special recognition award for the exhibition overall (not within a category – my name is listed and everything)! I have to thank Light Space and Time for being so supportive, this kind of recognition is what encourages me to create new ideas and improve even further. They also offer quite a bit of advice for artists which is fantastic.

Flourish has just been listed for sale on Bluethumb – check it out!

Looking forward to seeing what happens next in 2017!

Strom – Award

Strom by Rona Barugahare – Photography by Tom Dicker

Strom has won a Special Recognition award which is incredibly exciting – it was exhibited in the ‘Seasons‘ exhibition with Light Space and Time online art gallery.

Strom was painted during the Sydney storms of 2016 way back in June. I will never forget the screaming of the wind, the leaking and flooding of the studio creating a real sense of urgency as I created this piece! I really love how this comes through with the wild sense of motion in this painting and I am thrilled to see it on show.

I love this painting so much that it will not be for sale – I am keeping it for myself!