Renowned local artist Diana Klima can add another accolade to her awards and prizes, being named Cooma-Monaro's artist of the year.
The award was a new addition to the local Australia Day program this year and presented to the deserving Mrs Klima.
Mrs Klima trained with the late Margaret Olley at the National Art School in Sydney and was taught by Sir William Dobell, one of Australia's best known painters.
She has devoted many years to actively promoting artistic endeavours in the region. Mrs Klima is now the secretary of the Monaro Art Group and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Raglan Gallery both as an art judge and volunteer. As an artist she is innovative, adding refreshing new ideas to the sum of artistic endeavours in the Monaro region.