First place - monthly qualifier of McClelland Guild Artists, "Artist of the Year" competition (August 2005).
The subject of this painting was initially the mountains and clouds in the background. I was motivated by the Dandenongs (Victoria, Australia) in a similar state as seen from the car one evening. The rest of the painting grew out of my imagination from there. My intent was to keep the painting simple and "immediate" in its look which is what helped it win in a local competition.