I haven’t ever applied for a grant before. It always seemed an inefficient way to gamble. But when Arts Northern Rivers offered their fast turnaround Micro Grants – $1000 to help alleviate the direct impact of Covid – I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try.
I hadn’t thought much about the small bits of income that would pop into my account each month from small galleries and gift shops around the country. Until all those outlets that sell my cards closed down for the duration. I hadn’t thought about the everyday pleasure of being able to call over and have…
There have been many career highlights this year, but having my work chosen as Best in Show at the Australian Watercolour Muster in November was one of the best yet.
Winning prizes is not just about the painting. So much organising goes in on both sides of the competition.