Batemans Bay painter Naomi Crowther’s striking artwork “Flanders Poppies Rising” now adorns a wall of the Australian Defence Force Academy chapel.
Ms Crowther, of Long Beach, was guest of honour for morning tea at the academy on Monday, September 10, to celebrate the official unveiling of her commissioned work.
“‘I am honoured to have my artwork hung on permanent display for current and future generations to contemplate during times of refection,” the 44-year-old full-time artist said.
“The chapel itself has a unique ambience, with an amber-coloured, back-lit feature wall creating a soft light.
“The painting features thick red poppies applied using a spatula knife, rising from rich burnt umber drips.
“It is a poignant artwork paying homage to those who gave their all for their country.”
Naomi Crowther currently has artworks from her Flanders Poppies series at The Gallery, 52 Sydney Street, Mogo.