A painting by Shoalhaven artist Alison Mackay has been selected to hang in the NSW Parliament building in Sydney.
Her work is part of the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and has a focus on landscape.
‘Pleni air’ refers to works painted on location in the landscape, rather than in the artist’s studio.
Alison’s painting depicts Moona Creek, between Huskisson and Vincentia.
“Moona Creek is a beautiful place to paint because everything changes throughout the day,” Alison said.
“The tide comes and goes and the light shifts around and gives new shadows all the time.”
While she’s best known for her still life paintings, Alison said she still enjoys the challenge of painting in the landscape and particularly enjoys the Jervis Bay area.
“Jervis Bay is a fantastic place to be and a day of painting outdoors in the sun, trying to get an impression of this beautiful place in paint is a wonderful experience,’ she said.
The shores of Jervis Bay may feature in Parliament House once again, with Alison planning on completing more local landscapes soon.
NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2016 exhibition runs throughout October at Parliament House.