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Sunday, September 10, 2017

2017 Semi Finalist of Doug Moran Prize!!

I've become a semi-finalist of Moran National Portrait Prize 2017 with the work, "Publisher Helen Chamberlin." Scroll down to "190" in 200 semifinalists. Doug Moran prizes recognise both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portrait painting with the world wealthiest prize. Works capture Australians from all walks of life.   
My statement of the portrait. 
The work shows the moment famous and experienced Publisher Helen Chamberlin returning manuscripts to an author. She always respects writers and illustrators at any level and keeps herself humble and quiet. She’s a mixture of shyness and determination for authenticity in work. When I suddenly got disability in a leg, Helen’s beautifully edited work has given me the hope and the dream to illustrate picture books at the bottom of life. Today, I’ve become a successful artist and Helen is my mentor. My dream is becoming true! Thank you, Helen!!  

I wrote about Helen in the blog, "Helen Chamberlin, my great editor/publisher."  
Publisher Helen Chamberlin 
A winner will be awarded by A$150,000 and A$1,000 is to every finalist

Moran is one of the most renowned and coveted portrait competitions in Australia and the world. Because of the very high level of criterion and many entrats's try, it is very hard to get in. An experienced art supply staff compares the difficulty to  "Jack Pot" or "Lottery." So, when the Moran notice came, I shouted in joy, "I made it!" and ..., sobbed. I've worked hard on both rehab and art activities. Big efforts slowly and steadily have begun to bloom out. All my supporters celebrate it. If you like, have a look of my Face Book. You can see many people and big names in publishing industry, too, showering me nice words. 
It's turning into a great year for you, Sadami. Congratulations.

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Sadami Konchi
Sadami Konchi Oh, so supportive Libby, thank you very much. My first Moran in was "Dignity." I'll keep up portraits as well as illustration.
I popped up an art supply to put perspex into the portrait for Moran. I met a man who told me, "1,100 entrants tried Moran." When I heard that number, my legs began to shake. The staff and I looked at "Helen." "Ah, beautiful!" "Very sensitive, soft portrait." Their say tickled me. I deeply appreciated their support.

This is my second time Moran semi finalist ( A first time Moran semi finalist mentioned above). A second time experience is not luck, we say. These Moran experiences give me confidence. It also encourages me to explore more and learn in portraits. Exciting! A big and beautiful new horizon comes up in front of me. Let's go! 
All the works of semi finalists look great and very unique. Wow, I'm among the big names. Anyone can be finalists and a winner. I'm ready to "heart breaking," though, I'm very positive and happy! 
Friends, Happy Painting! Thank you for support for ages. 



  1. Dear Sadami, congratulations dear friend! Your description of her and portrait go hand in hand to perfection. It's most wonderful to be inspired by such a person.

    1. Dear Carol, thank u very much! I'm making my dream come true with many people's support. You're one of them. Kind regards, Sadami

  2. Sadami, eres fantástica dibujando, retratando e ilustrando. Te felicito porque has batallado en este tema, así como en la rehabilitación y los éxitos te llegan ahora y los que vendrán... Te los has ganado!
    Un abrazo.

    1. Muchas gracias, amable Joshemari! Voy a seguir y crear buenas pinturas más y más. Sus pinturas de acuarela obtener vivo y colorido más que nunca. Usted también disfruta del dibujo y de la vida. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, kind Joshemari! I'll keep up and create good paintings more and more. Your watercolour paintings get vivid and colourful more than ever. You, too, enjoy drawing and life fully. Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>> Joshemari said...
      Sadami, you are fantastic drawing, portraying and illustrating. I congratulate you because you have battled on this issue, as well as in rehabilitation and successes come to you now and those who will come ... You have earned them!
      A hug.

  3. That's wonderful Sadami, big congratulations - you work so hard and diligently and share so much of your joy and discovery - very deserving!!

    1. Thank u very much, Cathy! Many supporters such as friends, uni lecturers, people in publishing and medical team are celebrating my achievement. You're one of them. I'll keep up. Best wishes, Sadami

  4. Heartiest Congratulations! wish you all the best and good luck!

    1. Thank you, Madabhusi ! You, too, enjoy drawing and painting! Best wishes, Sadami

  5. A Big Congratulations!!!! And wish you all the best :) A well deserved honor --Good luck!!!

    1. Thank u very much, Meera! I'll keep up. Best wishes, Sadami