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Louise Saunders

Exhibiting Artist

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Lucky Sidwell

Exhibiting Artist

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White Waratah

Nola Sindel

Exhibiting Artist

Even in childhood Nola was always interested in botany, animals - particularly birds, and in painting, but it was only recently after a successful career in education that she incorporated these into wildlife and botanical art. Through her love of gardening, bush walking and observing native wildlife she is inspired to capture a moment in time of the living world tin art. "It is the colour and fine detail that I always admire, and I quite like the clarity and precision that is needed in this form of art & illustration."

Living in the Tenterfield area, Nola is able to specialise in exotic plants for cool climates and the native plants of the Northern Tablelands and Granite belt, Birds that are attracted to her extensive garden also become subjects. By focusing on botanical and wildlife art Nola has become more observant and aware. She prefers to work in watercolour, graphite and colour pencil, where fine detail can be added to display the essence of each living species.

Recently her interest has included a return to post graduate study in natural resources. She is a member of the Queensland Botanical Artists' Society, Queensland Wildlife Artists’ Society and Borderline Artist’s Society.

Art by Peter Slater

Peter Slater

Life Member Artist

Peter Slater has been painting Australian birds for more than sixty years, and has painted every species at least four times. His favourites are birds of prey, especially falcons and eagles, and desert birds. He subscribes to the dictum of famous wildlife artist Joseph Wolf who wrote: 'One only understands what one knows thoroughly', and to that end has extensively studied all but six Australian birds in the field, often living in out-of-the-way places to be close to the subjects he admires so much.

Each year he spends at least a month in the deserts, chasing such elusive subjects as grasswrens, quail-thrushes, Grey and Black Falcons, as well as more common species like parrots, chats and woodswallows. For many years he spent part of each summer in rainforests on Cape York. Most of his paintings are done in acrylic on canvas boards, but he also uses watercolour, oils and pastel.


Diane Smith

Exhibiting Artist

As a child growing up in "Constable Country" in the UK, pencils, paper and paints were never far away for Di but as life changed and emigration to Australia took place later in life, they faded out in favour of settling a new life. Breeding and riding horses then took over for many years.

Now, as a "Senior Citizen" Di has found as one chapter closes another one opens and the wonderful world of wildlife art has come to the fore.
With huge encouragement and help from her teacher – Sandra Temple – a whole 'new' world has opened up and the pencils are in full swing once again in her life. Di loves the fine detail of the wildlife and also does some domestic pet portraiture.

Trying out different techniques with coloured pencils and scratchboard is very exciting as is taking her own photos with other members on group trips.

Marjie Spies

Life Member Artist

Coming Soon

Sunlit Greens

Sandra Temple

Life Member Artist

Sandra is the Australian Ambassador for Faber-Castell Pty Ltd. She is a signature member of the prestigious Artists for Conservation and paints all subjects in all mediums, but specializes in threatened and endangered species.

A professional artist, Sandra has been painting wildlife and domestic animals for over 25 years and shares her knowledge openly as a an art tutor holding classes and workshops regularly throughout the year. She is a popular tutor in Australia and overseas,an airbrush instructor and the founder of the Qld Body Artists Society, a children's book illustrator of over 15 books, and an author.

Sandra has received many National and International awards and is a member of a lot of conservation and environmental groups,donating paintings and prints for fundraising events to many of them.

For more information visit her website.

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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



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 24th September 2017

2pm, meeting Room 3D






Count Andreas & Countess Virginia von Faber-Castell

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