Di West

Di West worked formerly in the Interior Design industry, winning several awards from The Housing Industry Association of Queensland. In 1993, she studied for a Certificate in Fine Art and later a Diploma in Fine Art, both received from the Brisbane Institute of Art. In 2002, Di finished a Master in Fine Art Degree completed at QUT Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD.

In 2006, after living all her life in the heart of the city, Di re-located to the lush countryside of Maleny, in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. This move was mainly to concentrate on her art practice however it has had a huge effect on her work, something that she had not anticipated.

“My studio is bathed in natural light and is beside vast green fields where cattle graze constantly. I became fascinated with the architectural and sculptural qualities of these amazing animals and decided to explore their qualities in oil paint. All my solo exhibitions in the last 3 years have show-cased my new works of cattle and horses, these exhibitions have proved to be very well received and highly successful.”

“In paintings, my artistic influences would clearly be two Australian artists, Charles Blackman and Sam Fullbrook, although I am also fascinated by the work of Soutine and Modigliani. When I am not painting, I sculpt and also create assemblage works using recycled materials. My influences in sculpture are Giacometti and Brancusi; and in my assemblage I love the work of Rosalie Gascoyne.”

Two of Di West’s paintings have been collected by the Brisbane Boys Grammar School; and the Stanthorpe Art Gallery has included one of her Bronze sculptures in their permanent collection.

Di holds at least one Solo exhibition each year and is also working on creating a series of collectible bronze sculptures. Her work is held in Galleries in Japan, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and is in many corporate and private collections.

 

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Diane Summer

Montville based artist, Diane Summer has always been an artist, but had to let go of the anchor of her professional life in medicine and as a relationship therapist to further explore her creativity. She has spent a huge number of hours studying paintings in galleries around the world and particularly in Italy.

“Serendipitously i find a stillness sitting quietly taking time to fully observe. The ‘life’ is in the sensual treats that surround; of the seasonal ripe fruit and the beauty of crafted objects. And then dipping brushes into the buttery richness of oil paint.”

Diane deeply cares about the quality of her work. She seeks tutors and accesses specialist books as she encounters challenges in her work. Her canvases are stretched over seasoned wood by a local artisan who also frames her work. She varnishes her work after an extensive drying period.

Awards

First Prize (Miniature) Maleny Art Show 2011

Highly Commended (still Life) Kenilworth Art Show 2011

Mixed Exhibitions

Still Life Windhorse Gallery, Bangalow 2011

Still Life Main Street Gallery 2010/11

“Turning Back” Convention Centre Brisbane 2006

Solo Exhibitions

“Life In Drawing” Upfront Club, Maleny 2009

‘Pleasure Of The Senses’ Gallery La Tourelle, Sunshine Coast 2002

 

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Meloney Steyl

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Meaghan Shelton

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Christopher Pope Prints

Christopher Pope is an accomplished Australian wildlife artist. Born in Adelaide in 1970. Christopher’s love for art and wildlife began early, having spent his childhood in small South Australian country towns. Although he has studied illustration and art in various forms, he is basically self-taught and is regarded as one of the leaders in the field of wildlife art in Australia.

Christopher’s artworks capture delightfully intimate encounters with shy and elusive subjects, leaving a lasting impression on the viewer. His understanding of three dimensional objects and their relation to the surrounding space give the viewer a clear sense of being present.

His work has been exhibited since 1995, with works now hanging in various Australian and overseas collections. Many of his paintings have been commissioned for Limited Edition prints and Australia Post – including the recent series of published Australian Songbirds (2009) and Australian Kingfishers (2010) Postage Stamps. Chris is a member of the A.F.C. (Artist for Conservation).

“I sincerely hope my art will bring more awareness to the Conservation and Preservation of our beautiful and precious wildlife”.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011, Main Street Gallery QLD (currently represented)

2005, Barry Newton Gallery, SA

2004, Barry Newton Gallery, SA

2002, Tomlinson Gallery, SA

2000, Greenhill Gallery, SA

1999, Greenhill Gallery, SA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010, Main Street Gallery, QLD

2009, Schubert’s Contemporary Gallery, QLD

2008, The Waterhouse Art Prize, SA

2008, Schubert’s Contemporary Gallery, QLD

2007, A White Patch Gallery, QLD

2006, Art Domain Gallery – SALA, SA

2005, The Waterhouse Art Prize, SA

2003, Barry Newton Gallery, SA

2001, Tomlinson Gallery, SA

1998, Greenhill Gallery SALA Exhibition, SA

1997, Greenhill Gallery, SA

1997, Blackwood Rotary Art Exhibition, SA

1997, Monarto W.A.S.S.A. Art Exhibition, SA

1997, Burnside Lions Art Exhibition, SA

1997, Greenhill Gallery, SA

1996, W.A.S.S.A. Exhibition, SA

1996, Grandeur House, SA

1995, Grandeur House, SA

1995, Kiwanis Art Exhibition, SA

1995, Wildlife Art Society of South Australia (W.A.S.S.A.) Exhibition, SA

1995, Blackwood Rotary Art Exhibition, SA

1995, Grandeur House Wildlife Exhibition, SA

AWARDS

2009, Winner, Australia Post Favourite Stamp Award

2009, Winner, Australia Post Favourite Stamp Issue

2009, Moreton Bay Region Art Award – Finalist / Painting

2008, Australia Post – Winner – Favourite Territories Stamp issue and Favourite Territories Stamp

2008, Waterhouse Art Prize – Finalist, Highly Commended (Oil / Acrylic painting)

2005, Waterhouse Art Prize – Finalist, Oil / Acrylic painting

1997, W.A.S.S.A. Annual Exhibition (Monarto) – First Prize

1997, W.A.S.S.A. Annual Exhibition (Monarto) – Highly Commended

1997, W.A.S.S.A. Annual Exhibition (Monarto) – Best Oil / Acrylic painting

1996, W.A.S.S.A. Annual Exhibition – First Prize

1996, W.A.S.S.A. Annual Exhibition – Best Oil / Acrylic painting

COMMISSIONS

2011, Australia Post – Stamp Design Commission

2010, Australia Post – Stamp Design Commission

2009, Australia Post – Stamp Design Commission

2008, Australia Post – Stamp Design Commission

COLLECTIONS

Several private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

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Images below are of available current Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee prints onto watercolour paper – varying sizes and edition numbers – with majority newer editions (just 100) prints released.

Priced from $395 framed. Also to order on paper, unframed by request. Please enquire for more details on current stock availability.

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Christopher Pope Originals

Christopher Pope is an accomplished Australian wildlife artist. Born in Adelaide in 1970. Christopher’s love for art and wildlife began early, having spent his childhood in small South Australian country towns. Although he has studied illustration and art in various forms, he is basically self-taught and is regarded as one of the leaders in the field of wildlife art in Australia.

Christopher’s artworks capture delightfully intimate encounters with shy and elusive subjects, leaving a lasting impression on the viewer. His understanding of three dimensional objects and their relation to the surrounding space give the viewer a clear sense of being present.

His work has been exhibited since 1995, with works now hanging in various Australian and overseas collections. Many of his paintings have been commissioned for Limited Edition prints and Australia Post – including the recent series of published Australian Songbirds (2009) and Australian Kingfishers (2010) Postage Stamps. Chris is a member of the A.F.C. (Artist for Conservation).

“I sincerely hope my art will bring more awareness to the Conservation and Preservation of our beautiful and precious wildlife” – Christopher Pope

 

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Angus Mackenzie

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Lindsay H Hamilton

Sunshine Coast artist Lindsay Hamilton works in a wide variety of media, being particularly well known for her award-winning mixed media contemporary works – utilising texture, relief and high contrast tones and colours. These works are often multi-layered and always highly original.

Also producing lively and dynamic pastel works on paper, of landscape and life subjects, and a variety of decorative ceramics using terracotta, contrasting white slip (liquid clay) and her own distinctive drawing and carving techniques.

A graduate of the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art, built by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and highly regarded as a dynamic school of fine and decorative arts.

We are thrilled to introduce Lindsay’s unique works into the gallery in July 2010.

Training

Diploma of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland 1968-1972.

Pottery Teaching & Workshops

1984 – 1985 Part-time TAFE, Stanthorpe, Qld.

1987 – 1989 Part-time TAFE, Mackay, Qld.

Workshops: Mackay, Dysart, Stanthorpe, Warwick, Ayr.

Awards

2010 Sunshine Coast Show – First Prize Abstract Painting

2010 Sunshine Coast Show – First Prize Pastel Painting

2009 Bribie Potters Clay Creations Highly Commended.

2008 Noosa Country Art Show-First Prize Mixed Media.

2008 Maleny Art Awards Highly Commended Mixed Media.

2008 Bribie Potters Clay Creations Highly Commended.

2006 Abstract painting – First Prize Highly Strung, Pack & Send Award, Sunshine Coast Show

2005 Caloundra Sculpture Award, Highly Commended.

2004 Noosa Regional Gallery Indoor Painting Award, Highly Commended.

2004 Clinton McCauley Highly Commended Contemporary Painting, Mackay.

1999 Ceramics Purchase Award, Mackay, Qld

1991 Warren Brooks award, Mackay, Qld

1991 Sarina Visual Arts, Sarina, Qld Pastel Painting, Highly Commended

1991 Cairns Pottery Competition, Commended

1988 Potters Place Award, Cairns, Qld

1988 Coopers AH. Award, Townsville, Qld

Collections

1990 Matsu-ura, Japan “pair of fish ” presented by mayor of Mackay.

1988 Commissioned to make 4 MK Community Awards

1987 Downlands College ” finnial 1″

1985 Stanthorpe Art Gallery – “decorative plate”

1974 Scottish Craft Centre, Edinburgh “Seaweed Panel”

Group Exhibitions

2001 Homebush

2001 Boyd Fine Art Gallery, Sydney

2000 Arcadia Pottery Gallery, Magnetic Island

1999 Mackay Sugartime Festival Competition

1997 Homebush Retrospective Exhibition (solo)

1996 Mackay Sugartime Pottery Competition

1995 Mackay Sugartime Pottery Competition

1994 Mackay Sugartime Pottery Competition

1992 Whitsunday Anglican , Mackay Spring Exhibition

1992 McWhirters Artspace, Decorated Vessel Revisited

1992 Attic Gallery , Rockhampton Easter Exhibition

1991 Sarina Visual Arts Painting Exhibition

1991 Mackay Sugartime Pottery Competition

1991 Cairns Annual Ceramics Competition

1990 Pioneer Potters, Mackay Turkish Delight (solo)

1990 Compass Gallery, Glasgow Christmas Exhibition

1991 GalleryD, Montville Turkish & Other Delights (solo)

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