Anna Ressia McGrath
Born in Italy and migrating to Australia with her parents and siblings, the family lived in Macedon surrounded by bush. Always inspired by the beauty of nature around her, Anna was always sketching and painting at an early age. Going on to complete some formal training and then completing workshops whenever possible. Mainly painting florals and landscapes in watercolour, now learning acrylics, always keen to learn more.
A ‘Highly Commended’ in the portrait section for her watercolour titled "La Primavera Della Vita" at the Annual Exhibition and Sales held in September 2019.
At the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival held from the 2nd to 11th September, 2022, Anna was awarded the Esther Rose Memorial Art Prize for the best watercolour for her painting titled; “Pathway to Gold”. (A prize of $200).
Also at our KAG Annual Art Exhibition 2022 which runs towards the end of the end of the Daffodil Festival, Anna won the Esther Rose Memorial Art Prize for Best Watercolour for her painting ‘Beautiful Rose’.