MAJOR WIN: Jillanne Cahill of Biggenden took out the overall grand champion art award of the Frazer Coast Show. Photo Erica Murree / Central & North Burnett Times
MAJOR WIN: Jillanne Cahill of Biggenden took out the overall grand champion art award of the Frazer Coast Show. Photo Erica Murree / Central & North Burnett Times Erica Murree

Artist back in the game

A PAINTING of an overseas holiday snapshot has won Biggenden's Jillann Cahill overall grand champion of the Fraser Coast Show.

The painting, entitled Streets of St Ives, won the acrylic section while another two of her paintings were second in the mixed media section.

Jillann, who operates Biggenden B&B, said the main focal point of the painting was an English B&B built in the 17th century.

She has had no formal training, but has undertaken a couple of workshops in the past 12 months after picking up a brush following an absence of 45 years.

The talented artist was totally blown away by the win and encouraged anyone interested to come along to the Biggenden Group's twice monthly get togethers.

"You don't have to be able to draw to do art," she said.

"Art can be all sorts of mediums."

If you want an up-close view of her paintings they are now on display at the Coffee Pozzee in George St.


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