Judges for this year are:
Mike and Tina Barr
Mike has been painting and drawing all his life and took it up seriously in the early 2000s. Since that time he has acquired over 80 awards including 17 first prizes both here and overseas. As well as painting in oils, acrylics and water colour are used occasionally.
Mike also writes about art and is currently a monthly columnist with the Australian Artist magazine and also writes for magazines in the US and UK. His works are proudly included in the historic book 'The art of being Melbourne' - a history of the city through the works of its artists and includes names such Streeton, Roberts and more.
Mikes work is centred upon the beach and rainy cityscapes and his style is slowly evolving into a more impressionistic broad approach that concentrates on mood rather than detail.
After 16 years involvement with the Flagstaff Rotary Art Show he is honoured to be judging the 2020 show and looks forward to viewing what's on offer from the artists.
Tina took up the brush about 15 years ago and has not looked back since. As an award-winning artist, she has painted prolifically with her brushy-broad style which has developed over the years.
Encouraged by her artist husband Mike to enter her first show, she was rewarded with her first sale and many since then. Several years ago, Tina sold 11 out of 12 works at the St Ignatius Show, a feat rarely matched in today's art world.
Tina has mainly concentrated on seascapes and landscapes and her broad impressionism invites viewers into the painting with stories of their own. Recently, she has engaged in a series of works centred around the Adelaide oval, both with cricket and footy, and these have proved to be very popular.
Having also been involved with the Flagstaff Rotary Art Show for many years she looks forward to picking out some of the best for 2020.