Youngster’s art goes international
WHEN Talon Anderson first put paint to paper, he didn't give too much thought to what would happen once he washed his brushes for the final time.
He certainly didn't think his quick half-hour water painting would end up on a ship headed for Japan.
The Year 3 Chatsworth Island Public School student could not believe his ears when his name was called out at school assembly last week.
His painting of Uluru was selected as one of 100 from the state to be part of the Nagoya Sister City art exchange program - in which the paintings will be on show in Nagoya in an effort to depict Australia through art.
"I was very happy because I didn't think it was going to happen," Talon said.
His mum, Sjanie, said she was bursting with pride over her talented son.
"He has been very talented for a long time, but I didn't realise he was doing this so it was a real shock," Mrs Anderson said.
"I'm so proud!"
Chatsworth Island Public art co-ordinator Kylie Shannon said Talon's painting showed skills beyond his years.
"What we really liked about Talon's piece was the depth to it," Mrs Shannon said.
"And he has had the ability to create the rainstorm with his paint and he has a very good way of looking at lines.
"He's done really well."