News

Blake Boyle named Young Australia Artist of the Year

Blake Boyle, age 15, from Morayfield, has won Young Australian Artist of the Year. Photo:Iain Curry / Caboolture News
Blake Boyle, age 15, from Morayfield, has won Young Australian Artist of the Year. Photo:Iain Curry / Caboolture News Iain Curry

WHILE Blake Boyle is only new to the art world, he has certainly made his mark.

The 15-year-old St Columban's College student was recently crowned Young Australian Artist of the Year for his painting titled A Very Balloon Day.

Despite his exceptional talent, Boyle remains pretty relaxed when it comes to his art.

"We only sent his entry in on closing day," proud mum Tammy Boyle said

"I honestly didn't think he would win, we were just wanting a certificate to say he had entered.

"It was 12 days later we found out he'd won."

While others spend years working to win art competitions, Blake has only been painting for the best part of a year and is yet to own his first set of paints or brushes. Instead he works once a week under the guidance of art tutor Darla Boyd of Your Art Studio, Caboolture.

"He's a typical artist, not too fussed on time constraints but he is very passionate about it," Tammy said.

"Now that he knows he can do it I think it is something he will always do."

Blake and his family recently travelled to Melbourne to receive his trophy.

His work will travel the country for the next 12 months.

To view Blake's winning work log on to youngatart.com.au.

For more information on Darla Boyd's Your Art Studio phone 0401 075 964 or 5495 3516 or log on to artskillsforyou.com.


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Peregian bomb accused tells dad to come see him in jail

A bomb squad officer prepares to detonate an explosive allegedly found at a Peregian Beach property on April 20.

Matters adjourned for next mention on Monday

Adem Crosby's legacy: 30,000 lives saved in 3 years

Adem Crosby

Adem's last wish was to encourage more people to donate blood

Latest deals and offers

Aggression the wrong expression

Coolum Police are running a series of forums on the north shore to educate against violent behaviour.

Peregian bomb accused tells dad to come see him in jail

A bomb squad officer prepares to detonate an explosive allegedly found at a Peregian Beach property on April 20.

Matters adjourned for next mention on Monday

Adem Crosby's legacy: 30,000 lives saved in 3 years

Adem Crosby

Adem's last wish was to encourage more people to donate blood

Missing man's body found in bushland at Coolum

Adrian Korst, 39, was last seen at Coolum on Friday.

Police treating cause of death as non-suspicious

Man arrested over bomb scare to stay in custody

Drama unfolds on Weyba Downs Street as bomb squad is called in.

Magistrate says accused has "snowflake's chance" of getting bail

Federal Police Defuse Dance Bomb

Australian Federal Police respond to "threat" in Canberra.

Australian Federal Police respond to "threat" in Canberra.

NSW Police join Dance Challenge

NSW Police show their moves at Manly Wharf.

Manly Wharf is the backdrop to NSW Police running-man dance entry.

Scotland Police accept Dance Challenge

NZ Police doing the running man dance.

Australian Federal Police say watch this space but NT Police feel ignored.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances