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Amber Gillett

Exhibiting Artist

Amber is a self-taught artist who began drawing and painting during high school in her home town of Tolga, in Far North Queensland. During her years in school she was a regular entrant in the local shows & exhibitions receiving first place and champion art exhibitioner of a number of shows.

As a result of her achievements Amber received a bursary to attend an arts degree, however within 12 months she transferred to pursue her other aspiration in life, to be a veterinarian.

Amber’s profession as a wildlife veterinarian has seen her visit many places around the world and spent more than 10 years working at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital treating thousands of native animals. Over the past 18 years, during her study years and working life, Amber’s art took a back seat, virtually ceasing, whilst she pursued her professional career, as well as embarking on a PhD.

In early 2016 however, during a stint of long service leave to complete her PhD, Amber’s creative side resurfaced and her recent drawings reflect her career as a wildlife veterinarian. Most of Amber’s recent subjects are native Australian animals that she has either personally treated during her time as a vet, or has viewed as part of her research career. Other subjects include some of the African species she worked with during a period of time where she lived in South Africa.

Although her career as an artist is only in its infancy, Amber hopes to achieve similar success in her pursuit to educate people on the plight of our native fauna through her drawings as she has in her veterinary career.
To view more of Amber’s works, commission a piece of artwork and hear more about her animal subjects, see her website and facebook page:

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Christelle Grey

Exhibiting Artist

Christelle is a wildlife artist who works mostly in watercolour. She prefers to paint the wildlife of Africa, because that’s where she grew up and she knows the animals. She visited National Parks in the southern parts of Africa every year since childhood.
Christelle lives in Australia now and works from the many photos that she and her family took on their annual trips. It gives her great pleasure to connect to her memories of the African animals through her paintings.

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Laura Grogan

Exhibiting Artist

Laura is a wildlife artist, wildlife researcher and veterinarian passionate about the conservation of biodiversity. Painting has always been a means to express and share her love for the beauty of nature. In particular, she is interested in raising awareness about the plight of many of the less 'enigmatic' wildlife species. Paintings are composed from her own photographic source material, and she uses highly detailed illustrative ink and watercolour techniques. Laura is currently doing her PhD on the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which is threatening frogs worldwide.

Laura is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation Foundation and is also a member of the following professional societies: International Wildlife Disease Association, The Wildlife Society, Australian Wildlife Health Network, The Ecological Society of Australia, Wilderness Preservation Society of Australia, Australian Veterinary Association, Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service of New South Wales (WIRES).

She hopes that through her art and research she might raise public awareness about the precarious precipice upon which humanity now finds itself - the world is currently experiencing the worst biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, and this time it is anthropogenic.

Laura is committed to conservation action and donates 50% from the sale of any original artworks to conservation organizations. Proceeds from the sale of cards and prints (lauragrogan.redbubble.com) go towards supporting research on management strategies for frog population recovery.

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Jenny Grogan

Exhibiting Artist

Jenny has always been enthusiastic about painting wildlife, but produced only a low volume of work until being introduced to soft pastels in 2014, by her daughter, Laura. She found that working in pastels came naturally to her and her painting became much freer than ever before. Now she undertakes regular camping trips to National Parks with her husband and daughter to take photos to use as references for new works.

Jenny has always had a great concern for wildlife, and completed a science degree (with a major in zoology) in her twenties. Now that her husband has retired they are focusing on returning their three acre property on the far north coast of NSW, back to rainforest to act as a haven for wildlife.

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Queensland Wildlife Artist's Society Inc.

Australian Wildlife Exhibition

30th October - 5th November 2017
Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong

 

International Wildife Exhibiton

16th March 2018 - 28th April 2017

Logan Art Gallery, Queensland

 

PERMANENT WILDLIFE ART AT CLEVELAND

QWASI at The Old Schoolhouse Gallery

You can always find some wildlife artworks at The Old School House Gallery, Shore Street North, Cleveland (just past the Grand View Hotel). Along with other styles.

Entry is free and off street parking is available.

New works are hung each month to keep the display interesting and vibrant! There are cards, small matted prints, jewellery and sculptures also displayed.

Come visit us and don't forget to leave your comments in the book.

Gallery hours are Friday - Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm.

 

MEETINGS

 Qld State Library, Southbank

All are welcome.

General meetings will be held on

Sunday 28th May 2017

MEETING CANCELLED

Sunday 23rd July 2017

2pm, meeting Room 4D

 


 

 

 

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