Highly Commended
Oil on six plywood panels, 145cm x 26cm
Cactus is based on the Saguaro Cactus which can grow up to 20 metres tall and can take up to 75 years to develop a side arm. My aim was to personalise the plant by painting a ‘portrait’ that highlights the bizarre and quirky features of these often overlooked plants.

by Brenda Runnegar