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Winner: Trustees' Watercolour Prize 2017

John Murray Bellinger River, Thora

watercolour on paper

11 x 21 cm

This watercolour is the result of two-months’ work in Thora, NSW, painting the Bellinger River as it appeared before me. The view that I tried to capture changed throughout each day in relation to the angle of the sun and the weather. Twice the river flooded – once a large flood and one quite minor. But still the variations were confined to the variations that happen to that river, just as I passed through my own moods and issues but remained myself, perhaps both of us hardly knowing ourselves.

John Murray, 2017