ARCHIBALD finalist Zoe Young believes what goes around comes around.
Ms Young has been awarded the 2014 Reg Rowe Art Scholarship, worth $5000.
"Reg was a local artist and he donated his portfolio of paintings to a foundation to start a fellowship for emerging artists and it's a real honour to receive the scholarship," she said.
The scholarship will allow Ms Young to open her first solo exhibit at the Bowral and District Art Society (BDAS) in 2015.
"The theme of the show is home, which is tied in with being six months pregnant," she said.
"I worked through my last pregnancy but this time it's about bringing the art home."
The exhibit is inspired by the three areas where Ms Young spent her childhood.
"I grew up in Bowral in spring, Thredbo in winter and at the beach in Sydney in summer," she said.
"I'm going to have a room based around each of those themes with the main area as the Southern Highlands, which is my home.
"I think people will relate with that proximity to different areas because a lot of people live here for that."
Ms Young also donated her painting Orchard Road Studio as the major prize for the BDAS 'Paint the town pink' Girl's Night In raffle to raise money for breast cancer.
"What goes around comes around," she said.
"I received the scholarship and I was able to give something back to the community by donating my painting. It's something that affects everyone."
Orchard Road Studio is a still life Ms Young set up to show femininity and celebrate spring.
"I guess being pregnant I'm naturally turning my eye to the more natural and the slower things in life," she said.
Ms Young was also recently highly commended in the Meroogal Women's Art Prize for her painted digital installation hybrid piece.