Lynne chalks up a victory

A range of artists was drawn to Saturday's Chalk Fest in Garden Place.

Creativity ruled as part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival with FreeFM radio station hosting the street art competition.

Organisers have intimated Chalk Fest will become an annual event.

The overall winner was Hamilton artist Lynne Sinclair Taylor who was inspired by a photo of a sculpture of Jesus Christ.

Lynne has produced several paintings of sculptures as she particularly enjoys creating a 3D effect.

She also has a passion for painting faces in many different techniques.

"I never imagined myself doing pavement art, so thank you FreeFM for the opportunity and it was an extra special day to win a prize as it was my birthday," said Lynne.

Close to 30 contestants of all ages were allocated a 2x2m block on the pavement outside the city council offices for their work.

They chalked away for up to 2 hours on their creations, some working as families, groups and also individually as the sun shone for most of the time.

Lynne loves teaching art and has a studio open to the public at 95 Puketaha Rd.

- Hamilton News

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