Born: 2nd of December 1959
Educated at Bradford Regional College of Art
South Yarra Art House Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane 2005-9
2009 -Green Art Gallery Dubai U.A.E.
Corporate Art Qld
Collections; Platinum Collection Qld, The Treasury Qld, Jupiters
Shangri La Presidential Suite Dubai U.A.E. Private collections
Winner; Peoples Choice Award 2010 South Yarra Art House
Georgie Gall grew up in an artistic family in the Victorian city of Geelong. After moving to Sydney in 2000, Georgie Gall studied fine arts at night and furthered her passion for painting. In July 2003 she wound up a 13-year corporate career to pursue her artistic passion.
Georgie works in watercolours, acrylics, inks and oil glazes to create vibrant contemporary landscapes.
Georgie Gall’s depictions of the Australian landscape are rich in colour and texture. Her paintings possess a dream-like quality through the use of soft impressionistic light reminiscent of William Turner’s watercolour landscape views.
Georgie Gall’s ability to focus on the detail of the wider sweep of the rural scene is self-evident. She reminds us that nothing stands still and yet her work has a meditative and intimate quality which is both engaging and emotive.
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RELEASE FROM TRACY DODS:
Dods’s Pursuit Of Corporate Angst Warns Us All
In a nation where the conventional is often challenged, corporate orthodoxy finds itself under the spotlight of Australian visual artist, Tracy Dods.
Dods is further developing her journey through corporate anguish, clearly identifying it as a metaphor for wider social isolation.
Her paintings clearly provoke compelling suggestions of malfunction in the western business lifestyle.
“But it’s more than just corporate anguish and implied suicide. It’s really a representation of the loneliness surrounding us all today, which we seem scarcely even to notice anymore”, she says. “Society is making us so completely separate that I believe we’re close to losing the understanding of how to be, and behave as, a community. Media messages constantly instruct us to be individuals. We obey, and so it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. We’re lost and anxious and we see social distress all around us and we project that this must be the way we’re supposed to live now. It isn’t”.
“It started one Friday evening when I watched what seemed like a herd of businessmen at 5.00 pm, homeward bound for the weekend looking unimaginably depressed”. Her theme became a complete symbol of a nine to five, cradle to grave male condition, leading to a life one hardly knows how to live.
Steve Graham began his career in contempory Australian Art in 1981. He was tutored in conceptual art and technique in Canada and New York. Steve Graham's paintings on canvas are loved by art collectors world wide.
His Contempory Australian Art has been exhibited in New York , San Francisco and through out Australia.
South Yarra Art House in Melbourne is the place to find Steve Graham's latest figurative works and beach scenes.
Paul Paints a variety of subjects, often drawing on the power and beauty of nature for inspiration. The portrayal of dynamic and striking sunsets, gentle riverbanks with quiet reflections, the outback, countryside and beach scenes. He portrays nature quite faithfully and with his individual style and sense of composition, presents work of great interest.
It is the familiarity of Paul Evans subjects that strikes a chord with so many.
Paul Evans’ work is said to be “conceptualised and abstract as the artist concentrates on capturing the impossibly transient imagery of moving water and wet sand...a tour de force of oil paint transparency, they may be the best looking shoreline paintings since Elioth Gruner.”
(Sue Smith, The Courier Mail, 29th April )
“Painting for me is trying to capture a moment, that moment when the shadows engulf a cliff face, waves hit the beach or when a flock of galahs flash through a landscape and are gone
Richard has placed his exquisite works at South Yarra Art House for the last 5 years.
Every customer has been delighted
Richard Bogusz's professional career as an artist spans nearly 30 years. Beginning in Melbourne in 1971, and now in a tropical Queensland since 1986.
It would be hard to imagine just how many of his very individual paintings grace private and public walls throughout the world. It suffices to say that just as his abundant imagination is as vital as the first day he picked up a paint-brush, as strong is the desire to "own and hang a Bogusz painting".
. Each work has secrets lurking in the familiar, if you'll just look a little closer.
In each painting Richard offers a new perspective of the world that compels the viewer to renew the experience.
Work Highly Commended by Professor McCaughey & Daniel Thomas, N.S.W. Gallery 1974
First Prize awarded by Charles Bush 1974
First prize awarded by Paul Fitzgerald 1975 (portrait painter to the Royal Family)
Caulfield Arts Centre, Lions Club Award, 1977
Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold;
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.
In the last fifteen years Weitnauer has held 28 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 15 group shows around Australia and overseas. His most recent success includes winning the prestigious 2002 West Point Art Award and the South Yarra Art House Inaugural Art Prize 2006, and being selected as a finalist for the 2007 Glover Prize.
Michael Weitnauer is a notable painter who is building a strong following in Australia and overseas. He is part of a respected group of contemporary Tasmanian artists whose works are constantly in demand and whose reputations are growing nationally. His paintings are held in private, corporate and institutional collections in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Canada, USA and throughout Europe.
Craig Penny is a masterful acrylic, watercolour and oil painter.
1981 - 1979: Ballarat University (Ballarat Colledge of Advanced Education) Diploma of Art.
1981 & 1980: Received Martha Pinkerton
1996 to date: Sessional Teacher of Illustration and Drawing Victoria University of Technology and Swinburne University of Technology
Craig Penny Artist AWARDS
Best Water Colour - Rotary Club of Hamilton 1999 (Buvelot Award)
Best Water Colour Paintings- Rotary of Altona 1999
in 2000 Highly Commended - Mt Waverly Art Show & Highly Commended Rotary Club of Warragul
Best Painting - Rotary Club of Portland 2002 & 2003
Best Water Colour - Rotary Club of Dromana 2002
Best Water Colour - Wimmera Art Show 2004
Best Street Scene - Brighton Art Show 2005 & 2006
The Australian Guild of Realist Artists
Member - Murray Mallee Outback Artists
At the age of 6 I fell immediately in love with the work of Salvador Dali when I saw his Painting "Santiago el Grande". I sat before the painting for hours at a time, mesmerised by the rearing horse, by the light, by the angels. It was a pivotal experience in my life, and at that time, I decided that one day I would be a painter.
At the age of eight My Mother handed me oils and brushes said "Paint!". I did and I have never stopped.
While I will still paint Dalinian subjects (his Camembert clocks, soft keys etc.) for my Homage to Dali exhibitions, my work goes beyond this. I am predominantly a Surrealist, but my style is softer, thoughtful and sometimes carries insights into my observations of life, and occasionally into my outrage at social injustice. My work over the years has covered the full gamut of emotions.
Pauls profile jumped to the attention of Australian art buyers when he won first prize for the best painting in "The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia" competition .
Since that eventful exhibition many things began to formulate ~ Paul was included in a book launch in 1990 featuring 70 of the best living traditional artists in Australia. Australia Post commissioned him in 1991 to do a water bird series of stamps and he was subsequently commissioned by the United Nations to paint a series of endangered species in 1994, which was released in Vienna.
Paul has had solo exhibitions in London and Japan, six solo shows in America and two at the exclusive "Raffles" Hotel in Singapore, making his international career blossom.
His love for painting, with that of his wife, son and daughter make him a truly contented
Always Something New and Beautiful.
Lisa's unique fresh approach delights all sections of the female population.
After a 9 year period of establishing herself as aprominent artist, she has clients always asking for her works and especially her comissions.
See us at South Yarra Art House, we are Lisa's Australian Representatives.
On the Pier
Jetties, piers and wharves circle the Bay. ‘Jetty’ comes from the French, carrying the idea of something being thrown out, with the trajectory of desire,from the land into the sea. These dramatically patterned structures, projected between water and air, are refreshing and magical places to be. They often make a stark visual counterpoint to the play of seaside colour and movement. They are liminal, precarious spaces that pull people to them, out into the wide play of air and light. There is something about the waves force, the shadowed wash and the deep undertow that constantly stresses these structures as we walk carefully along them that renders them seductive. They frame and break up the luminous washes of colour around them. In shadow, they intensify colour to the level of stained glass. In bright light, ornamented with figures, piers create forms both sculptural and dramatic.
A passion she was born with, Jasmin has explored many mediums unable to restrict herself to just one she enjoys painting: fine art nudes to pure abstracts, photography, charcoal, clay sculpture and contemporary jewellery design.
Rodney Symmons oils on canvas adorn some of the best houses around Australia.
RODNEY SYMMONS is a Professional Australian Contempory Landscape artist.
Rodney Symmons is a Gifted oil painter reflecting influences of the Heidelberg School. With his effects of light he manages to capture the essence of Australia. Rodney has received 16 major awards including,Victorian Artist of the Year Award. Rodney's oil paintings are found in collections at Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania, and Parliament House, Canberra. His paintings have been purchased by the Trustees of the Exhibition Building, Melbourne; the Australian National Line; and the Art Bank.
I have been painting full time since 1990 and have had one or more solo exhibitions every year since 1997.
I have associate status at the Royal Art Society of N,S,W and am currently Artist in Residence at St Lucy’s School, Wahroonga.
I have won many awards including the Griffith Art Centre International Art Award (USA) and had successive solo exhibitions in Connecticut and New York.
My Paintings are in private and public and corporate collections in Australia, New Zealand , U.K., U.S.A. Europe and Asia.
Every image begins in my mind; memory colored by imagination, the root from which my images grow.
I love movement; color; grass blowing in the wind; fierce storm clouds; scattered birds up in the air. Off-set against the strength and solidity of earth which helps me find the silence/stillness in that movement. With each painting I choose one or more subjects, which I study in detail, and then mix and reassemble with color and technique to capture the spirit of the object.
I work in mixed media, incorporating all the techniques that I have accumulated throughout my life, including an undertone of washes dry brushing, and strokes of charcoal weaved layer upon layer like a visceral and triumphant symphony for the soul.
Unlike most painters who specialize in a particular field such as still life, portraits, landscapes or seascapes, I seamlessly explore them all.
I have been exhibiting in Melbourne for the past five years. The works deal with aspects of memory, of places and faces in the not so distant past.
Buildings and urban landscapes are part of a city's collective memory. Many people know these places. The pictures act as emotional triggers for the viewer's associated memory.
The works are produced with multi layered stencils/screens, aerosol paint and acrylic brushwork. The use of the hand coloured
stencil goes back to the turn of the 1900's when many posters, cards and brochuers were produced by what was then known as "pochoir" (french for stencil) method before the development
of offset printing. In a contemporary context the stencil appears all over Melbourne's inner city streets and laneways as streetart.
I have work in the public collection of the City of Yarra and the City of Melbourne.
Ralf Kempken 2006
Stephen Phillis currently lives and paints in Central Victoria. He was born is Scotland in 1947 and studied at Newport Art College, South Wales, UK. He won the City of Cardiff Art Prize. From there he has moved on, arriving in Australia in 1965. He began as an impressionist-expressionist painter in oils and acrylic, depicting old towns, buildings and landscapes, and now has a fresh, figurative/semi-abstract style of his own.
His most recent work shows a stylistic change to a figureative/semi-abstract format that allows him the latitude of exploring his skills as a draftsman, informal brushwork and unusual approach to dramatic spatial colouring.
Born, Sydney Australia.
A graduate student of the world-renowned East Sydney Art School, Barbara Tyson studied art specialising in life drawing, anatomy, mixed medium and watercolours before going on to graduate in Graphic Design.
Barbara began work as an artist illustrator and her talents were quickly noticed and whilst still in her twenties was appointed Artistic Director for a stable of Australia’s most prestigious magazines.
Barbara travelled and painted throughout Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom and completed a multitude of watercolour works borrowing techniques and being influenced by a number of artists, but in particular Turner and Monet. In 1981 Barbara’s newly inspired works won first prize at two art exhibitions and her life as an artist began.
From birth I was destined to be an artist, being borne into a family of four generations of artists.
As a modern artist I am surrounded by modern images, symbols and use modern things, but I am only a link in a long creative chain. Art is the voice of times past, all the dead fathers, reflecting their lives. The symbols used are timeless, applying to a universal query about mysteries of the creation.
This tradition shows all the possibilities, the depth of the human spirit, but this tradition is also challenging me to create a body of work which has integrity and meaning, I deal with illusion, but it is not illusion about things that you see, it’s an abstraction of things that you feel.
Physically a painting is there for you to observe however there is a subtleness, which reacts with emotion. I love painting!
David McKenna was born in England in 1951. He lived from 1972 to 1980 in Cornwall. The rugged beauty of the Cornish countryside and the small seaside town of St. Ives, where many artists live, inspired David to paint. He is a self-taught artist, encouraged in style and technique by the respected English painter Hyman Segal. His early studies and work as an engineer are reflected in the attention to fine detail in his oils.
After holding various group and solo exhibitions in Cornwall, David travelled and lived throughout the Mediterranean, eventually moving to New Zealand in 1983.
He became a professional painter in 1985. David was represented in New Zealand by the art galleries of Ferner Fine Art, Charlotte H Galleries and by John Leech. Whilst in New Zealand, he became a member of the Auckland Society of Arts.
David McKenna is represented in various private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan and the UK.
David now resides permanently in Melbourne where he is continuing with his painting career.
Norman Lindsay was one of ten children, six boys and four girls. He was fifth in line.
There is so much to be amazed about in Lindsay's etchings, not the least being that they exist at all.
The time, effort and stress seems to complete works like these etchings is almost inhuman.
Norman Lindsay created 375 etchings in his remarkable life.
If one looks at the dates of the etchings, you realized that he had done them all in the space of 30 years!
All but 25 were done between 1917 and 1938. That's an etching every 23 days.
A figurative painter of women and a narrative painter. He has been exhibiting for over 10 years. Marek 's career received a major boost when one of his paintings was selected by AMP for a campagn during the Sydney Olympics. This world wide exposure has resulted in demand for his painting from all over the globe.
Born in Queensland. Exhibiting her Art since the early age of sixteen. Although a qualified sign writer most of her career has been in creating works of art on canvas, chalk boards and outdoor Murals.
Recent Winner of Best Emerging Artist Award
Mandy’s love of the out doors, the sun and ocean is reflected in her works on canvas in both her photo real and her free and spontaneous styles.
Gaining so much from the feelings of calmness and serenity that the ocean gives to her, Amanda hopes to channel these emotions from her surroundings to the viewer through her artworks. Vibrant sundrenched scenes with vivid contrasts of light and shade alight the viewer to feel transpired to the real life setting.
Mandy’s art is exhibited in three states of Australia, and she is being recognized as one of Australia’s emerging young artists.
Amanda chooses compositions with interesting view points, this may be an influence of her commercial artistry shining through, as she is often commissioned to paint large Trompe 'l oei both privately and publicly.
Keming graduated from The Shanghai Art And Craft college in 1979 and the (Arts Faculty)of the Shanfhai Light Industry College in 1982 - his major "Graphic Design".
His strength and obvious talent took him to:
The Shanghai Art Disign Company,
Illustrator dor Book Publishers,
illustrator for two Shanghai newspapers,
Graphic Artist at The University of MelbournePublication& Printing Services and Design Studio,
Two Art Companies Designer and painter, and naturally to South Yarra Art House.
Keming loves to do comissions for our clients.
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Artists Biography Available on Request
Karen Bentons art is continually evolving. Spontaneous yet disciplined, I apply layers of paint, scraping back, scratching into and scarring the surface in order to challenge the existing state of the work.. I allow speculation, change and discovery to help me produce a range of exciting abstract compositions.
Influences are as diverse as urban scrawls, landscape markings and oriental motifs stemming from having lived, worked and travelled in European cities, the Australian outback, Egypt,Morocco and southern Africa.
Intuitive and improvisational markings are combined with order, balance and harmony. Each painting is about the process of its creation, the relationships that form its composition and the ongoing dialogue among the elements of shape, colour and texture.
Having worked as Artistic Director for a magazine publisher since 1997, I have found a complimentary overlap between design principles and expressive creativity in my painting..
My work impresses with its colour, balance and texture and has been described as "visually exciting" and "sophisticated and conceptually deep."
2003 Award of Excellence - Visual Arts, School of Colour and Design, Australia.
2000 Fred Hosking Design Award.
Terry Watts was an inspired outback land scape artist.
His abstract landscapes are loved by all who own them
He will be long rembered by his Art.
Born in the small rural town of Smithton, he had an immediate talent for art and found his school days and nights filled with drawing and painting cars and motorbikes and selling them to fellow students for 50c each; then progressing on to painting landscapes for their parents on cardboard and masonite.
At college he was taught by renowned artist Geoff Dyer who would take selected students to Interstate National Galleries to view artists like Picasso, Van Gough, Roberts and Streeton, who all had a big influence on Warren's artistic development.
After 25 years in the graphic art and signmaking industry, Warren realised his real love was painting and became a full time artist.
An affinity with nature is the fuel for Warren's inspiration along with a deep love of music. He says the two forms compliment each other and inspire his love of pure colour.
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I create characters like in a story book caught in a moment in time. This may be a seemingly unimportant moment but for the individual one that may linger forever in it's emotional impact or importance.
In my work I like to capture these moments. Moments no longer real that have been preserved like stories, possibly distorted, enhanced or exaggerated. I do not like to analyse these stories too much, for like a photo they may become too false and contrived."