0409 087 157
Dip. Fin.Pl., Member “Friend of the Caloundra Regional Gallery”, member Pastel Society of Australia and founder of Artists Alliance Australia. In 1978, Graeme was appointed a Life Governor of the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Biography: Although art was my favourite subject through all levels of my schooling, I did not pursue a career in art. I served an apprenticeship in the printing and graphic arts industry, later moving into the printing ink field where my colour co-ordination and colour matching skills proved a great asset.
At age 42 I started painting as a hobby. Continued for about three years but found that a growing family and a new business allowed me less and less time for painting.
Upon retiring fifteen years ago, after a twenty year absence I started painting again, still in oils but with a leaning towards pastels as a new medium for me. I exhibited in my first show in October 2007 and met with immediate success, gaining “Best in Show” with “Rhapsody in Blue”, since then more awards have come my way, most recently two prizes in the Queensland PAQ Art Competition.
I continue to concentrate on pastels with an occasional foray back to oils. I prefer to concentrate on being good at one or two mediums rather than being lackluster at many.
My favorite subject is the Australian land and seascapes. I firmly believe that, except for some artistic license for composition and colour, honesty of expression is the most important aspect of presenting art to the viewer. Art should reflect nature therefore I paint what I see. I don’t believe nature needs any embellishment.
Graeme, now 77 years of age, and his wife Barbara moved from Melbourne to the beautiful Sunshine Coast nearly three years ago. They now reside in Caloundra and proclaim the virtues of this wonderful place to all their friends “down south”. Graeme can be contacted on 0409 087 157.
JONATHAN W. JONES, AM
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Johnathan is a long term permanent resident of Caloundra.
He has developed a noteworthy, unique style in both water colour and oils. He was taught initially by Capt. Dacre H. D. Smythe, Royal Australian Navy who is an accomplished artist in his own right and was Jonathan’s first Commanding Officer at the Royal Australian Naval College in 1965. Jonathan’s 33 year distinguished professional career with the Royal Australian Navy slowed in 1998 when he made Caloundra his home.
A resident Artist, he is now Group Leader of the “Friday Art Group”, Vice President of the Caloundra Art Centre Association and a “Friend of the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery”. His 2016 artwork in water colour style was showcased in the celebrated “Local Artist/Local Content” competition.
He is a devoted Artist with a passion and flair for conventional realism and creative, restrained impressionism, both of these genres are at the core of his personal preference, recognised expertise and developing style of Art. Integrity and honesty art just two of the important trademarks of his Artwork.
He is a “fully engaged” senior citizen of the region and a self-appointed “Ambassador” for his beautiful City-by-the Sea (Caloundra) and is a very proud Queenslander.
Jonathan was born in July 1949. Captain, Royal Australian Navy (Retired).
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I have been painting for sixty years using various me¬diums but am currently focussing on acrylics.
Over the years I have taken advantage of many teachers and have attended summer painting schools in Perth, Adelaide and Canberra universities.
My husband and I have travelled a lot and I have paintings hanging in most States and Territories, also in Hawaii, Washington DC and Indiana in the USA.
I am inclined to concentrate on colour and abstract impressionism.
We now live on the Sunshine Coast where I have been successfully exhibiting.
I can be contacted on 0402 743 075.
0414 621 281
Karan began painting 20 years ago as an escape from the consulting lifestyle. She has exhibited in local exhibitions near Sydney with promising results.
Since Karan retired to the Sunshine Coast three years ago dedicating herself to pursuing art. Karan primarily uses watercolour, challenging herself to interpret each picture with an expressive or impressionist style. Karan also uses wax as a resist to generate a batik style painting.. Batiks painted on rice paper which allows the viewer to see light through the painting.
Karan currently exhibits at The Event Centre in Caloundra, as well as The Sebel in Pelican Waters. She is a member of good standing with the Caloundra Arts Association.
Questions or if you would like to purchase an item, contact the artist directly via email at email@example.com or mobile 0414 621 281.
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As a full-time artist I have been painting for 35 years. Originally trained in Oil Painting, I now work across a range of mediums including Water Colour, Acrylic and Mixed Media Collage. The work being strong, fresh and instinctive.
Over the years I have won many awards including “Best Exhibit “using these different mediums. In 1998 my work was part of an international exhibition in New York. I have had many solo shows in Melbourne, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Corowa, Quirindi. I had a successful solo exhibition in Nordlingen, Germany in 2007. I have judged at Regional and Interstate art shows and have appeared as guest artist at various venues.
I have tutored at Riverina Community College for 15 years taking classes in water colour, mixed media collage and creative drawing. Regular classes conducted at my BARRINGTON STREET STUDIO WAGGA WAGGA, and workshops at various locations. I have worked on community murals with Wagga City Council, Public and Private schools in Wagga Wagga. School murals in Boree Creek and Urana. And I enjoy working with and encouraging adults with disabilities. In my work I feel that I have shown consistency and steady creative growth.
When asked what is my favourite colour I say “I love colour, I love all colours. Today I love one, tomorrow … another. I NEED all colours. It is what one colour does when placed alongside another which excites me. Colour is so endless and ever so magical.”
Private art collections in Africa, Belgium, England, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand and the USA display my works as well as many corporate bodies in Australia. Her Grace, Anne, Duchess of Westminster, personally chose one of my works, and the President of Tanzania has one also.
Questions or if you would like to purchase an item, contact the artist directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0457 218 222.
0439 643 117
Beewah artist Christine Hopkins started life in the south-east of Western Australia until moving to Queensland with her husband in early 2000, joining the Timbeerwah Art Group and between 2001 and 2002 entering many local exhibitions until life circumstances, including social work, lead to a 14 year hiatus.
Chrisine says that, “Art has always been a strong part of my life, and with putting being a social worker on hold after becoming a carer for both my husband and my mother, I picked up a paint brush again in late 2016. After relocating to Beewah in early 2017, it has become an integral part of my being.”
“Art is part of your soul, it pushes you, challenges you, it lifts you. It’s an ongoing journey.”
That journey also included joining the Friday Art Group (FRAG) in October, 2017, which provided both encouragement and constructive feedback. 2018 saw Christine taking the plunge and having her first solo exhibition this September at Vianta Cafe and Bar in Beewah. Christine also exhibits in local art exhibitions in the Sunshine Coast region.
The Journey Continues….
Diploma of Fine Arts (1994)
Highly Commended Capel Arts Festival
Highly Commended Kenilworth 2001
Highly Commended Settler’s Rise Winery 2001
Highly Commended Settler’s Rise Winery 2002
Highly Commended Tewantin Art Show 2002
Christine’s contact details: Phone: 0439 643 117; email: Christinehopkins8881@gmail.com
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I took up painting in 2002 under the tutorship of local artist the late Brian Allison.
Since then I have developed a passion for water-colour and strive to become excellent in that medium, rather than just being good in many mediums.
I am essentially a traditionalist, creating realistic paintings which are often influenced by my history in architectural draughting and my extensive overseas and Australian travel.
I concentrate primarily on popular Australian and New Zealand subjects and have held several solo and joint exhibitions.
Images of my work can be viewed on this site as well as on my personal site: www.barrygreenartist.com along with my various awards and my progress through the art world.
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My obsession with painting began in my youth and my career as the owner of a successful signwriting business was forged due to this need to work with a brush and paint. Signwriting taught me brush control and allowed for a certain degree of creativity while providing a steady income, however my instinct to work freestyle on artists canvas became increasingly keen.
Retirement in 2015 finally presented me with the opportunity to explore my passion. My desire to learn new techniques and hone my skill took me to classes with a local Sunshine Coast artist, Megan Bice and ultimately led me to joining CACA. The sharing of ideas, knowledge and inspiration with fellow artists has allowed me to grow in all aspects of my painting, as a consequence I was a finalist in the Local Artist, Local Content competition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery Art Show. I have had success in both sales and competitions at recent art shows as well as on the internet. I have also completed two private commissions and one public mural at the Events Centre, Caloundra.
I have always found inspiration in the ever changing beauty and moods of my surroundings. Painting is a natural expression of my creative vision. I strive to capture the elusive essence of the human form in my portraiture work and the local drama and tranquility of the local landscape of the Sunshine Coast where I live.
I am a traditional painter, rooted in the aesthetic values of the French Impressionists. Inspired by light quality, colour harmony and abstract shapes, my paintings are my interpretation of this traditional value through my direct observation and memory.
I want to produce works that explore the rich play of light and texture across the Sunshine Coast landscape, building my canvases in layers of colours that allow for a variety of subtle moods, evoking emotions that connect with the observer. I seek to maintain and develop authenticity in my work, conceived as a simple sketch (expressing the energy, rather than the physical reality of the subject) and developing my palette around that sketch to realise the final image.
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Born and educated in Townsville, I graduated (Diploma Fine Arts) from the Townsville college of TAFE majoring in painting in 1989. I then went on to complete a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education through Monash University majoring in Art and English which led to my teaching career.
I have been interested in painting all my life and my awards over time include – 1988, one of the 10 Finalists in the REIQ Urban Landscape Competition, a Queensland wide Courier Mail Award; 2011 Winner of Kenilworth Art ($15,000) Acquisitive Award; and 2011 Winner Alan Reading Contemporary Art Award.
Most of my influence comes from the landscape and the environment and whilst I wrestle with the works until I have achieved that quick glimpse, I mostly enjoy the act of painting, especially the loose underpainting and then combine abstract mark making using colour and texture to keep the work layered and transparent. Sometimes my final work appears minimal although it may have endured several processes.
I have had solo exhibitions in Townsville, Tasmania, Pomona and tutored many workshops on Contemporary Landscape in Mitchell, Noosa, Kenilworth, Bli Bli and Caloundra where I encourage the artists to develop their own style working one on one with each student.
If you have any questions or if you would like to purchase one of my works I can be contacted by email at – email@example.com or phone 0438522389 (underscore before the 70 in the email)
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