Joint Winner - Tom Doherty’s primary focus is on Plein Air watercolour paintings of the landscape where he lives in the Blue Mountains. With the opportunity of an exhibition at Mary Place Gallery in Sydney, he applied for the Windmill Trust to assist with the exhibition. The scholarship provided him the financial support to mount the exhibition.
Tom said “The dramatic effects of weather patterns in the place I live, the airy, changeable and ambiguous atmosphere and mood of the Mountains constantly inform my work. This led to my interest in breaking down the components of living organisms and forces of nature – vapours, mists and gases. All these elements make themselves felt in my work.”
Tom continues to practice as an artist and he said “ The Windmill Trust Scholarship gave me affirmation that I was on the right path”.