THE colours of a breaking storm at sunset caught Tiffany Rawlings’ attention.
She raced to her camera to snap a photograph and the result impressed her art teacher, Kathryn Fielding.
Mrs Fielding submitted the digitally altered picture to the Operation Art competition and it has since been selected as one of 50 top artworks out of of 789 entrants.
Operation Art is open for kindergarten to year 10 students and is about creating colourful artworks to grace the walls of Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital and brighten the atmosphere.
Before the top 50 pieces go to Westmead permanently, they will be displayed at the Art Galley of New South Wales and other regional galleries.
The Singleton Christian College student only learnt of her success last week with family at an opening in Sydney where all 789 works were on display.
“On the frame of my artwork it had a sticker that said it was in the top 50, I was completely surprised because there were so many good artworks there,” Tiffany said.
Tiffany found a passion for photography two years ago when she started taking photographs at family events and now with a new digital camera she is taking even more creative pictures.
The work of Tiffany’s that was entered was part of an ssignment on landscape photography where the year nine student was given licence to manipulate colours of the image.
Mrs Fielding said that she always entered students’ artworks in the competition because it was great to see them recognised.