Young Artist Makes a Big Splash

Young Artist Makes a Big Splash

Art has long been on the mind of Redeemer Lutheran College student Olivia Wynne.

And recently one of her acrylic creations took out the inaugural Write4fun Art Competition 2006.

As the winner of the competition, which attracted more than 6000 entries nationally, the 14-year-old will have her winning entry published.

Olivia's painting, based on still life items of Japanese ornaments, will grace the front cover of Picture This, a publication of art work by Australian students.

The publication, which will also feature Olivia's biography, is a 350-page presentation of works that were either placegetters or made it through the first round of judging of the competition.

The year 9 student said she first developed a passion for art even before her first days at school.

"It all began in preschool," she said with a laugh.

"I had a teacher who taught me painting. I did splotches."

"For the art competition we had to combine three pitcutes together to make one painting." Olivia said.

"I spent three weeks on the first layer and three days during school holidays finishing the next two layers."

The first layer of Olivia's work is acrylic on canvas. She added a little water to the second, creating a semi-wash. The last layer is a total wash that allows you to see what is behind.

Olivia prefers working in acrylics although she is experimenting with other mediums all the time.

And what does the future hold for this award-winning artist? The youngster is thinking about a career as an art teacher while continuing to create for pleasure.

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Published: 16/08/2006

Source: Southern Star was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.


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