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I am a Professional Artist, currently based between Australia & Dubai. I have been painting and exhibiting for over 25 years, and I am represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne and Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney, & Capsule Arts, Dubai. My oil paintings are built up slowly over several months with many layers of… Read More
I am a Professional Artist, currently based between Australia & Dubai. I have been painting and exhibiting for over 25 years, and I am represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne and Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney, & Capsule Arts, Dubai. My oil paintings are built up slowly over several months with many layers of glazing to achieve a refined and subtle surface. As with my charcoal drawings , which are taking a more predominant place in my art practice, tone, quality of light and atmosphere, convey a depth and mood, transported from time spent within the landscape, processed memories and our sense of place. Read Less
Education:
1989: Honors Degree of Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1984: Bachelor of Fine Art: Painting, Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education

Solo Exhibitions:
2016 : New Works, Olsne Irwin Works on paper Gallery, Sydney
2016 : New Works , Flinders Lane Gallery , Melbourne
2015 : A Quiet P… Read More
Education:
1989: Honors Degree of Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1984: Bachelor of Fine Art: Painting, Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education

Solo Exhibitions:
2016 : New Works, Olsne Irwin Works on paper Gallery, Sydney
2016 : New Works , Flinders Lane Gallery , Melbourne
2015 : A Quiet Place, 20 Year Survey Sow 1995-2015 Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC Aus
2015: New Works , Olsen Irwin Works on Paper Gallery, Sydney
2013: Shadow & Light, Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne
2012 : New Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery , Sydney
2011 : Winter Landscapes, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2010: New Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2009: New Paintings, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2008: Recent Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2007: The Pines, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2005: The South West, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2003: Panmure Paddocks, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2001: A Quiet Place, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1999: Works on Paper, The Continental, Melbourne
1996: Paintings, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy

Selected Group Exhibitions :
2016 : Salon des Refuses , Wynne Prize SH Irvin Gallery, Sydney & Mornington Regional Gallery VIC
2016 : Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane Aus
2016: Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery VIC Aus
2015 Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane Aus
2014 : No White Walls, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi UAE
2014 : Ras Al Khaimah Arts Festival, RAK National Museum & Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort UAE
2014 : Australia Unlimited MENA, by Austrlain Embassy , Conrad Hotel Dubai UAE
2014 : 25th Annivesary Exhibition Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne
2013: No White Walls, The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr,Abu Dhabi UAE
2013: The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane QLD
2013: Australian Art Month, Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012: The Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, VIC
2012: The John Leslie Art Prize for Landscape, Gippsland Art Gallery Sale VIC
2011: The Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape, South Australia
2011: The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane QLD
2011: New Romantics: Darkness & Light in Australian Art, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Book Launch
2008: Contemporaneous: Australian Contemporary Painting 1, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery VIC
2007: The Wynne Prize for Landscape, Art Gallery of NSW
2005: Survey, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, VIC
2004: The Wynne Prize for Landscape, Art Gallery of NSW
2001: The Alice Prize, Araluen Centre for Arts, Alice Springs N.T.
2001: Salon des Refuses, Wynne Prize Selection, S.H.Erwin Gallery, Sydney
2001: The Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart
2000: The Wynne Prize for Landscape, Art Gallery of NSW
1998: The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, ACQUIRED , Grafton Regional Gallery NSW & Touring

Selected Awards/Prizes:
The Wynne Prize AGNSW : Finalist 2007, 2004, 2000
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize: Finalist 2012
John Leslie Art Prize for Landscape: Finalist 2012
Fleurieu Art Prize: Finalist 2011
Tattersall’s Club Art Prize for Landscape: Finalist 2013, 2011
The Alice Prize: Finalist 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997
The Hutchins Art Prize: Finalist 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997
Conrad Jupiter Art Prize: Finalist 1997, 1996
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award: Finalist 1998 ACQUIRED, 1996
Swan Hill National Print & Drawing Award: Finalist 2000, 1992
Salon des Refuses Wynne Selection: Finalist 2001, 1996, 1995

Collections:
Parliament House Collection, Canberra , RACV Collection, Artbank, Macquarie Group Collection, Grafton Regional Gallery, Deakin University collection, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Australian Catholic Universities Collection, Lowenstein Sharp, Private Collections
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That which is seen, unseen. A blur, movement, light falling, light passing. The transformation of what is known, what is understood. A mystery revealed, an opening in to another world. The detail taken out of context, the beauty of the mundane and ordinary taken to new heights…. Art makes us see things anew, in … Read More
That which is seen, unseen. A blur, movement, light falling, light passing. The transformation of what is known, what is understood. A mystery revealed, an opening in to another world. The detail taken out of context, the beauty of the mundane and ordinary taken to new heights…. Art makes us see things anew, in a different light, out of context, observing the familiar and unfamiliar, noticing all and transforming in to another realm, a new understanding or new light…

My artwork is inspired by the quality of light, mood and atmosphere in the landscapes and environment around me. For many years I have made artworks responding to the South West Victorian landscapes which are so familiar to me, capturing the wintery conditions and quality of light, evoking a calm and contemplative space. My oil paintings are built up in meticulous layers of paint & glazes over many months to achieve a depth and luminosity, harmony & balance.

Having been based in Dubai since late 2011, the focus of my practice has changed from vast views of the landscape to the intimate details of nature, light & shadow. With intense observation of the dramatic play of light and fall of shadows, my new series of paintings and charcoals reveal the organic and sensual nature of plants, taking the detail out of its everyday existence and highlighting the qualities of light, mystery and mood. Both the charcoal works and paintings are continually layered, rubbed back and reworked.

My work has been purchased by the curators and advisers for the collections of Parliament House, Canberra, Macquarie Group Collection, Artbank, RACV Collection, BP Australia, Lowenstein Sharpe, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Deakin University Collection, Australian Catholic University Collection, Private Collections in Australia, US, UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE.

I have a strong history of sell out exhibitions in Australia with clients joining waiting lists for new works. I have been a finalist in numerous prestigious National Art Prizes, including the 2012 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize & the 2012 John Leslie Art Prize for Landscape, and I was a Fleurieu Art Prize Finalist & Tattersall’s Club Art Prize for Landscape Finalist in 2013 & 2011. I have been shortlisted for many other awards including The Wynne Prize for Landscape at AGNSW, in 2000, 2004,2007; The Alice Prize in 1998,1999 & 2001; The Hutchins Art Prize in 1998,1999,2001. In 1998 I was awarded the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award and in 1990 the BP Acquisitive Award.
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