Sally West Announced Finalist in 2015 Parliament Prize

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  • By: Kerry-Anne Blanket
  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

KAB Gallery is proud to congratulate Sally West on another art prize announcement! Her painting “Caravan and Amenities Block at El Lago Waters” has been announced as a 2015 Finalist in the NSW Parliament En Plein Air Prize. When speaking with Sally about the great news she said she was “over the moon”. 

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000, awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of a NSW subject. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an annual event and is recognised by plein air artists throughout Australia. The Parliament of NSW encourages all artists to enter, with finalists and semi-finalists exhibited at the Parliament of NSW, Sydney during June and July 2015.


Sally West "Caravan & Amenities Block at El Lago Waters" Oil on Canvas (90x120cm)
Sally West
“Caravan & Amenities Block at
El Lago Waters”

Oil on Canvas (90x120cm)

We look forward to hearing the announcements of Highly Commended works – and of course the Winner! 

The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting outdoors, in direct engagement with nature, where the transitory effects of light can be observed and recorded. Contemporary Australian artists paint ‘en plein air’ both in the bush and the city. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the beautiful state of NSW. This is something that Sally embraces weekly on her regular “paint-outs”. 

Plein air painting is an important part of any artist’s development. Sally explains “having done so much plein air work has allowed me to really understand light, and to develop a faster way of working and applying the paint. I used to labour over studio pieces, but now, in the studio, I focus and work as if on location, without time and try to recreate the energy.”

Sally recently visited Terrigal to paint en plein air – Read more about Sally painting en plein air at Terrigal 

 Sally West’s Terrigal Painting



Sally West is proudly represented by KAB Gallery  To see more of her artworks online click here To arrange a studio visit or special viewing of her work contact the gallery on 1300 78 7773
KAB Gallery proudly represents Sally West
To see more of her available artworks click here
Her work is regularly exhibited at KAB Gallery (open 7 days), or to arrange special viewing of her work including stockroom pieces please contact the gallery on 1300 78 7773
Kerry-Anne Blanket, Director & Curator - KAB Gallery
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Kerry-Anne Blanket

Director & Curator - KAB Gallery

KAB Gallery’s Kerry-Anne Blanket holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts and two Masters degrees (Hons) from the University of Sydney. With an extensive career in art education along with the management of museums and investment art galleries, Kerry-Anne can offer premier art consulting to her clients and source specially requested works. 

She has a keen eye for detail, comprehensive art market knowledge and a love of all things beautiful. Kerry-Anne works directly with artists and collectors alike to curate interesting and eclectic exhibitions.