PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD RECIPIENT 2019
32 x 42 cm
Although Laila Tabassum’s main profession is in
architecture, she has been exploring art since childhood.
Experimenting with a variety of media – such as oil
colour, acrylic, pencil sketch, oil pastel – Laila is a diverse
artist who sells her paintings through her online shop
called ‘The Wattle’ on Etsy.
Her work is inspired by the exotic beauty of nature.
In Serenity, she aims at capturing nature’s vibrant and
colourful characteristics. The scene is framed by the
luscious wild grass and by a lake filtering the sunlight.
The playful paper boats, which are drifting along the
shimmering lake add dynamism to the story.
Medina – A breathtaking experience, 2019
16.3 × 9.1 cm
Sara Huq is a year 10 student at Presbyterian Ladies’
College (PLC) with a passion for photography.
About her artwork, Sara says ‘Travelling to Medina for
Umrah was a refreshing experience that has enabled
me to encapsulate my time there in just a few precious
images … The liveliness of Medina is incomparable to
any other place in the world.’