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Hannah Blackmore is an English painter based in Hobart, Tasmania. Creating landscapes and seascapes, her work allows her to continually explore new places and various painting techniques, inviting the viewer to see nature in different ways.
Hannah comes from a creative family and has made art all her life. Working in acrylic, her work has significantly evolved over the years since completing a fine art degree in 2000.
Hannah seeks inspiration from the environment around her, with the Tasmanian coast being a focal point. As a resident artist of Salamanca Arts Centre, she enjoys teaching and helping other artists improve their business skills through her latest project, This Business of Art.
Sara Bowers is a Contemporary Artist living in the Grampians. Her pieces are a response to the intricacies and uniqueness of the local landscape in the form of encaustic, oil or mixed media paintings, carved sculpture in local stone and wood, and illuminated sculptures.
Sara works professionally as a Graphic Designer and Artist. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University in Fine Art and Graphic Design, Sara has also formally studied in Europe, America and Australia in the areas of photography, art, architecture, and design. Her work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions over the last two decades.
Daniel Butterworth has been practicing as an artist for twenty years. In that time Daniel has exhibited in Flinders Lane Melbourne, as well as the Bridget McDonnel gallery in Hampton, Victoria.Daniel was selected as a finalist for the Doug Moran Prize in 2013 and 2010, the Jackarandadrawing prize and Hutchins works on paper to name a few. Daniels recent work predominantly is large scale, oil on paper using himself as the subject. His studio is in Kyneton, Victoria. Daniel's expertise lies in Portraiture
Award winning and popular exhibitor and tutor, Helen Cottle is a self-educated artist who works in all mediums. She paints in a realist/impressionist style and enjoys all subject matter. Helen is currently working as a professional Artist/Art educator in the Macedon Ranges north/west of Melbourne.
Helen has also tutored for the National Gallery of Victoria conducting a series of watercolour workshops and lectures from 2003 to 2012. She was an international guest artist in the 2010 Shanghai Biennial Watercolour exhibition in China. Helen joined the Little Gallery Trentham as a member of the collective in 2015. She is also a regular guest exhibitor with the Kevin Hill Top Ten Australian Artists participating in shows in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
Katherine is a professional artist based at the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. Her work is dedicated to raising awareness of the beauty and fragility of our wildlife and their habitats, in particular the birdlife of our wilderness areas, islands and oceans.
She has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally since 1990 and her works are represented in corporate and private collections in Australia, UK, USA and the House of Krug, France.
Voted the People's Choice Award winner at the Wrest Point Art Award in 2017, Katherine also became the winner of the Holmes Art Prize for Excellence in Realist Bird Art in 2015, a finalist in 2016, and in 2019 was both a finalist and recipient of an Award of Excellence.
Katherine is a Signature member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists, USA. At the Society’s 2019 59th Exhibition held in San Antonia Texas USA, her work received an Award of Excellence, the Society’s highest honour.
Winner of the 3rd round Artist of the Year with the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia in 2014.
She was also a Finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the year 2012 and 2011.
In 2012, Katherine travelled to the Shetland Islands to participate in a 6 month art residency and exhibition held at The Old Haa, Isle of Yell, Shetland.
ANNIE DAY AND ROBIN EZRA: PRINTMAKING SISTERS
Robin Ezra and Annie Day grew up in an artistic household. Annie has been a practicing artist specialising in portraiture and printmaking since gaining her diploma in painting in 1974 from the National Art School, Sydney. Robin is an excellent draftswoman and the body of work she now produces really began when she enrolled in Life Drawing at the ANU School of Art with the Sculpture students in 1985.
The sisters are passionate advocates of safer, healthier and environmentally friendly printmaking techniques. Over the past 15 years they have taught these safer techniques annually in Florence and in UK, New Zealand and around Australia.
Chan Dissanayake is a multi-award winning watercolour artist’s living in Canberra ACT. He is also a highly regarded tutor and a
well-respected judge of local and regional art awards. Over the last 15 years his passion has turned to watercolour. A medium that thrives in spontaneous response and free expression.
His mastery in watercolour is manifested by the vast varying subject matter that he tackles from rural landscapes, urban city scapes to coastal seascapes. In 2017, Chan received the ultimate accolade for an Australian Watercolourist when he was elected to the elite Australian Watercolour Institute. In 2018, Chan was invited as a guest artist to attend International Watercolour week in Youyu, China. Known for his innovative approach to teaching and generosity in sharing his knowledge, Chan has gained considerable reputation as an outstanding tutor. He conducts workshops throughout the country and leads international painting tours. Currently, he teaches watercolour at the ANU (Australian National University). He has contributed many articles to leading art publications including International Artist, Australian Artist and Artists Palette.
His quick and direct approach to watercolour has earned him much success and respects both nationally and internationally.
Peter Griffen is a full time Sydney based artist and has been painting for nearly fifty years, during which time he has traveled extensively and has had numerous exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas including eight in France, five in London, one in New York and one in New Zealand.
Peter has been selected as a finalist in several prizes including the Blake, Sulman, Dobell, Muswellbrook, Fishers Ghost and Fleurieu prizes. He has had many commissions and is represented in many private, corporate and public collections. He is often asked to judge prizes and is currently the President of the Glebe Art Show.
Basil Hall has been an artist and teacher for over 40 years and a custom printer for other artists since 1983. He studied at the Canberra School of Art under Jorg Schmeisser, and later taught there whilst running Studio One Print Workshop for ten years. In 1995 he received a Churchill Fellowship to study at printmaking studios in Europe and USA.
From 1996 until 2001, he was Printmaking Lecturer at the Charles Darwin University, NT and Editioning Manager of Northern Editions. In 2002, he started Basil Hall Editions in Darwin. Basil has travelled regularly to over 55 remote aboriginal communities to instigate and collaborate on printmaking projects.
He is now based in Braidwood, NSW, and continues to exhibit his own work and print for artists. He runs around a dozen workshops a year from his studios in Braidwood and Canberra, Australia-wide and on Skopelos in Greece.
I was born in Africa, lived there for many years and I've returned often. I grew up with wildlife and art in my blood. I am a founding member of The International Society of Scratchboard Artists and serve as its Vice President. I hold the rank of “Master Scratchboard Artist” and was also juried in at “Signature” level in the prestigious Society of Animal Artists, the highest level one can be juried in at, and was invited in at “Signature” Level to Artists for Conservation, the world’s leading artist group supporting conservation.
Over the past 40 years Paul Macklin has made an exploratory journey from drawing to painting, a creative adventure rich with joy, struggle and discovery. These workshops unpack the key practical and creative insights of Paul’s approach and give students pathways to build creative drawing skills as a foundation for stronger, more expressive painting.
Much of Paul’s work is inspired by his annual pilgrimage to Arkaroola and the colours, architecture and spirit of the Australian desert. Paul exhibits and works from the Art Farm Studio and Gallery on the NSW Central Coast.
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Amanda McLean, an internationally renowned Pastel Artist, has been working with Pastel for over 30 years. She is passionate about and is recognized for her sensitive landscapes.
She has written extensively for national and international Art publications and was an editorial consultant to Australian Artist for many years. Amanda worked closely with Australian Company Art Spectrum to produce new pastel and paper colours.
A popular tutor, her teaching style is fun, positive, and empathetic and she is generous in sharing knowledge.
Amanda was recently featured on ‘Colour In Your Life’, an international art documentary series now available on YouTube.
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Deb’s contemporary art practice is 30 years young and involves drawing, painting and small sculpture. Deb’s work has been built around the search for collected personal objects and curated public museum collections which can become metaphors for shifting memory, collection and value.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art and has had 17 solo shows and been involved in more than 65 group shows in both regional and commercial galleries. She has won several awards and been a finalist in many National art prizes including the Bale Painting Prize, the Salon de Refuses, Jacaranda Drawing Prize, and Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing.
Deb has over 16 years teaching experience with workshops and artist in residencies.
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Lynette’s love of the creative has been a driving force for most of her life. The wonder of colour and light has been a constant inspiration for her for over three decades of painting. Her subject matter is wide and varied, but Equine is her preferred subject. Using the mediums of pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, traditional pencils & a little mixed media you will be opened up to a world of exploration and discovery.
Lynette has taught Pastel, Acrylic & airbrush painting techniques professionally and privately for more than two decades and her commitment and passion for art is revealed in her current role as the Marketing & Product Coordinator for Canson Australia.
Julie Payne has taught in the fields of Drawing, Architecture and Sculpture. She loves to experiment with new techniques and materials and enjoys passing on skills to others. She has exhibited widely in Australia and has been selected for many prestigious exhibitions including the Waterhouse Prize for Natural History and the Rick Amor Drawing Prize.
Arts residencies have included the Cite in Paris, Draw International France and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. Currently her work investigates textural drawing overlays on gouache paintings. She is represented by Handmark Gallery in Tasmania.
Born in Melbourne in 1956 of Dutch parents, Herman painted spasmodically until 1981 before commencing a Fine Arts degree at RMIT and studying under Dale Hickey and Jeff Makin. Like many young artists Herman experimented for a time with abstract expressionism, but he is now well known for his oils and watercolours. Herman is an artist of energy and enthusiasm. He is able to see a painting in almost any subject matter and is capable of producing award winning work in oil, watercolour or gouache.
The art teachers of Herman’s youth, Roger Webber, Ernest Buckmaster and Lance McNeill were all primarily oil painters, but the experience of painting with them on location left a strong impression on Herman, giving him the freedom of spontaneity and leaving him an intuitive painter, ultimately working from the light source.
Environmental issues are a great concern to Herman and his love of the landscape reflects that in almost everything he paints. He produces paintings of strong design and powerful impact - every brushstroke vibrant and visible. The scope of Herman’s work has ranged from dynamic industrial scenery to soft, draped interiors and broad Australian landscapes, which indicates the creatively fearless nature of this unique artist.
Cheryl Petersen studied Graphic Design at Monash University in 1998 as a mature age student and majored in illustration where upon completing university she worked both as a freelance illustrator and a jewellery designer.
As an illustrator she worked on several magazines and books including “Willis and the Echo” written by Craig Wellington and published by Hyland House, ”Jack the Giant Killer” and a selection of Hans Christian Anderson stories published by Pan McMillan. Her portfolio of work also extends to various children’s poetry books and book covers for Reed Books and various magazines and brochures.
In 2007, Cheryl Petersen realized her dream when she opened her first gallery – Cheryl Petersen Galleries, located in Somerville on The Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Cheryl is in the process of establishing a new studio in Mornington, expected to be opening late 2018.
Cheryl has become well known for her style of work, which includes a large array of vivid designs & enriching colour, full of beauty & joy. Her background is evident in the often whimsical portrayal of subjects in her art. It is this diversity that has led her gallery to become a one of a kind learning studio that offers art courses & workshops for the absolute beginner to the advanced artist.
Lars Stenberg’s work focuses on the sensory experience of landscape: the combination of how landscape looks, how he feels when he is moving through it, and how he remembers the experience afterwards.
He studied drawing and painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland in the early 1980’s. Although best known for his easel paintings, he also works across digital media and has undertaken several public art commissions. Over the years he has taught art in primary, secondary and university settings.
He has exhibited internationally including shows in New York and London, as well as Maldon and Fryerstown.
Angela is an experienced teacher and exhibiting artist whose focus is to reveal the landscape in a personal and expressive way. Although she has used many places for inspiration, including Turkey, Japan and the the Wimmera, her most recent exhibition at Gippsland Gallery Sale (2019) had her home - Gippsland as the theme. She has a Visual Arts Degree and Secondary Education teaching qualifications and taught art 7 -12 for 25 years.
Todd Whisson has been a successful exhibiting Australian impressionist artist for more than 28 years. He pursued and developed a passion for the alla prima and plein air approaches, creating a very loose and spontaneous style to his work.
In 2011 Whisson embarked on a tertiary education into contemporary art through TAFE Qld, followed by a Bachelor of Visual Arts through QCA (Griffith University) in 2015. In his first year of TAFE Whisson was awarded the highest achievement, acquisition of his series 'Hidden Secrets'. Whisson went on to a sell-out student exhibition and achieved the acquisition prize for his 'Scar Tissue' series in his second year of TAFE. Achieving academic excellence at University, Whisson was individually selected by Brisbane City Council to showcase his work in King George Square as a representation of QCA graduates.