Paint Presto 2017
2017 Judge - Wendy Sharpe
Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most awarded artists. She lives and works in Sydney and Paris. Major awards include winning; The Sulman Prize, 2 travelling Scholarships, The Portia Geach Memorial Award (twice) and The Archibald Prize. Major commissions include; an Olympic pool size mural for Cook and Philip Park Aquatic Centre Sydney, a commission by the Australian War Memorial and an Australian Official Artist to East Timor 1999 (the 1st woman since WW2). Wendy has also had commissions to draw the Australian ballet. She has been awarded many international artist residencies in Paris (twice), Egypt, Mexico, China and two Antarctica residencies. Wendy has been a Finalist in the Sulman Prize - Art Gallery of New South Wales, 12 times and a Finalist in the Archibald Prize - Art Gallery of New South Wales, 6 times. She has held over 46 solo exhibitions around Australia and internationally.