Bronte Leighton-Dore has been awarded Highly Commended in the 2019 Paddington Art Prize.

The Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.

The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

Image: 'The Shadows Run Both Ways, Berambing NSW, 2019, oil on board, 124.5 x 172.5 cm.