Former Busselton high school student Lucinda Palmer was named a finalist in the Hypervision Art Prize held by the City of Swan for a portrait she painted of her father.
Hypervision is an annual youth art exhibition and competition for young artists to showcase work that displays the theme of self and reflects on how the artists are seen by others or how they see themselves.
"I was a finalist for the Choose Your Media Award for my artwork Childhood Ideogram," she said.
"My painting was of my dad who inspired me because he is someone who has shown a lot self growth and has helped me grow as a person over the years," she said.
"He has helped me be more courageous and open to new ideas about life, he always offered a different perspective to say my mum, for example.
"I got to listen to that perspective and take it on if I wanted to or have another outlook on situations when they were given."
The portrait of Ms Palmer's father is an oil painting on an MDF Board which took her three months to complete while she was in Year 12 at school.
"It actually received top of my class along with another student's artwork and was second in the South West in terms of marks," she said.
"I have always loved art ever since I could pick up crayons and a piece of paper.
"I am actually about to go into secondary teaching to study visual arts in February next year.
"I also have opened a commission business if people would like me to paint portraits for them, I currently have two on the go."