A large portrait of local legend Uncle Laddie Timbery has been selected in this year's prestigious Doug Moran Portrait Prize.
The work was completed by Woollamia artist, Randall Sinnamon.
The prize is Australia's richest art prize, with the winner taking home $150,000.
Sinnamon, despite not winning the $150,000, put his European painting trip on hold and congratulated the winner, declaring the winning portrait and the artist himself were most worthy of the title.
First place went to an artist who goes by the name of 'What' for his portrait of Australian musician Robert Foster.
Woollamia artist Randall Sinnamon painted his good friend busy at work decorating boomerangs in his shop at the Lady Denman Museum (now the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum) over a timespan of ten years.
The Doug Moran Portrait Prize comprises of 30 paintings chosen from just under one thousand entries from all over Australia.
South Coast resident, Richard Morecroft, was emcee for the exhibition, opening and delivering the announcement of the winner recently at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney.
The exhibition will be on show at Juniper Hall until Sunday, December 1, before travelling around regional New South Wales over the upcoming year.
For more information check out moranarts.org.au