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Angela Parr resides in the beach side town of Ballina on the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education, Certificate in Graphic Design and Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. Her extensive background in a plethora of occupations and interests have combined to create a multi-faceted person, with a balanced perspective on life. Angela’s artwork reflects her life.
Passionate about animals and wildlife, both African and Australian Native animals feature strongly in Angela’s work, as do all things natural. She travels often to gather material for her art, and to do charity work in both Australia and Africa. In 2014 she traveled on a camel safari, along with her beloved Red Heeler Ruby, for three months through the outback, raising funds for Swags for Homeless people. She has also held Art Auctions to raise funds for orphanages around the world.
Angela works in pastels, acrylics, watercolours, inks, graphite and coloured pencils and she is always experimenting and refining her craft. She sells originals and prints, and will work to commission.
Owen is a self–taught Artist who has been painting for 16 years and particularly enjoys capturing on canvas the wildlife of North Queensland.
He has lived in Atherton for 14years having moved there from Redland Bay where he grew up.
His portfolio generally includes some nostalgic, historical perspectives of rural life along with the wildlife of North Queensland from the coast to the rainforest and the Savannah.
Owen paints to capture the detail of the wildlife in North Queensland and also the spirit of the historical environment through images that are based on realism. His hand painted and air-brushed images convey the natural beauty of the Australian Wildlife, environment and the qualities of the light in both the outback and the rainforest. Owen also has reproductions of his work on canvas and fine art paper. Owen started painting in Oils but has since changed to acrylics.His work hangs in homes and offices around Australia plus collections overseas.
Judith spent the first years of her life on a dairy farm in Somerset England, before her family migrated to Australia and settled on a farm in Toowoomba, Qld. Surrounded by nature, as a child growing up, she became aware of "the rhythm of life", the changing of the seasons, the unpredictable weather patterns, and our affinity with all animal life. This instilled in her a deep and abiding respect for "Mother Nature" in all her powerful, mysterious and complex forms. This has been an enduring source of inspiration for her paintings.
Trained as an Art teacher at Kelvin Grove Teacher's College, Brisbane, Judith spent successful years working as a textile designer in Melbourne's fashion industry, using bird, animal and wildflower motifs in many of her designs.
Judith uses gouache on paper, acrylics on canvas or board, and lately has started experimenting in oils.
She welcomes commissions, including illustrative work for books, scientific journals etc., and pet portraits set in an environment which reflects the character and unique personality of the animal.
Born in Brisbane, Australia, I spent the first twelve years of my childhood in the mining town of Mount Isa, North Queensland.
In 1966 our family migrated to South Africa where I attended school. The schools that I attended did not have Art as a subject so I sketched as a hobby.
After leaving school I did very little art. I trained and practiced as a mechanical design draughtsman. Having lived in South Africa for 33 years, in 1999 I returned to Australia with my wife, daughter and son and settled in Brisbane.
I started painting in 2006 when my Daughter gave me a set of oil paints as a gift.
I am self taught through trial and error, reading art magazines and manuals on "how to....", and going to art galleries.
I enjoy painting wildlife as I have always been a nature lover and an outdoor person. In South Africa we lived a two and half hour car journey from the Kruger National Park and visited there at least twice a year. In 2007 and 2009 I returned to the Kruger National Park where I photographed flora and everything that moved as reference material.
Andy works with two distinct approaches to subject matter. The first one involves painting an opportunistic wildlife encounter... a fleeting scene, usually full of vitality and movement. Having experienced these 'magic moments' himself out in the field, he then relies on wildlife photographers who have captured something similar on film, to assist with the detail.
The second approach is to paint a focused portrait or 'study', an eye-to-eye connection with the subject. The artwork is firmly about the subject matter, not distracted by styles, interpretation or opinions. "I don't presume to mess around with it... just try to do justice to the way nature intended. Sometimes I just paint the subject larger than life."
Garry is a self taught artist working almost exclusively in graphite. He has always been passionate about preserving Australian flora and fauna and representing it in photorealistic drawings is just another part of that passion. Working from reference photographs and life these drawings can take him many hours to complete.
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery
10th March - 10th may 2017
30th October - November 5th 2017
Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong
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.
Qld State Library, Southbank
All are welcome.
General meetings will be held on
Sunday 28th May
2pm, meeting Room 3D, please meet at foyer entrance
Count Andreas & Countess Virginia von Faber-Castell