Mullum Showcases young artists
By RENEE REDMOND
FOR Tim Hend painting landscapes is easy, but keeping paint off his new shirts is impossible.
"I don't have a paint shirt ? I have paint shirts," the 14-year-old Mullumbimby artist said.
On Saturday Tim and his 12-year-old brother, Shannon, set up a small stand of their landscape artwork at the Mullumbimby Agricultural Show asking $5-$15 a piece.
"Our dad taught us how to paint, it's easy to do, but I always end up with paint all over my shirt," he said.
Tim said he and his brother painted scenes from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Mt Chincogan. The boys set up in the main pavilion and were surrounded by more than 80 sewing entries, 40 cooking and 16 fruit and vegetable. From Friday to Sunday, 1400 dogs were shown and 40 head of stud cattle.
Show secretary Sue Constable said the show had exceptional entries throughout and great community support.