Bunbury artist’s Royal Show win

Emily SharpSouth Western Times
Bunbury artist Catherine Josephs won an award for her work ow Whisperer at the Royal Show and takes inspiration from the environment surrounding her.
Camera IconBunbury artist Catherine Josephs won an award for her work ow Whisperer at the Royal Show and takes inspiration from the environment surrounding her. Credit: Emily Sharp.

The memory of her dog’s fascination with cows led to a Bunbury artist creating a winning piece for this year’s Royal Show that captures the essence of country life.

Catherine Josephs was given the Commendation and Encouragement Award for her work entitled Cow Whisperer and said she was over the moon

“My little old dog saw these cows at my daughter’s and she went charging across the paddock and then she just stood still and all the cows came around her and started mooing and making funny noises and she wanted to join them,” Ms Josephs said.

“I had to be very careful (with the artwork) because it was on black so I had to keep it as clean as possible to get the contrast, it took me about three or four days to complete.”

Ms Josephs began drawing in 2006 and enjoys working with pastels.

She has been entering work in the Royal Show for a number of years, but this was her first time she had been selected at the Brunswick Show to represent the town in the Country Artist category.

“I think you can run away in a painting and it’s up to you to go where you want to go — I work from photographs mainly and I usually merge quite a few photos into one,” Ms Josephs said.

The artist was also chosen to represent Harvey for her work entitled Way Back and both paintings are for sale at the Royal Show.

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