Gillian R Carpenter MA. Dip.Ed. Watercolour Artist (2021)
After a career in the human services and education professions I began painting in watercolour (w/c) in 1992. More recently I extended this to include painting with earth pigments, creating of haikus, haigas, and drawing. I completed an MA in Experiential Creative Arts Therapy/Practice in 2008 and established an arts based practice as an Artist, Teacher and Creative Arts Therapist.
Since 1992 I have participated in workshops and classes in watercolour painting with a number of well known professional artists including Robert Wade initially, Amanda Hyatt and Alvaro Castanet and latterly Marco Lucio(6 years) in drawing and print making at the NGV.
I hold Memberships with: The Victorian Artists’ Society (VAS), The Australian Guild of RealistArtists(AGRA), the Victorian Watercolour Society (WSV), Committee of Management of Stockyard Gallery,(South Gippsland Shire Council) and Bass Coast Arts Society.
Participation in exhibitions include: VAS, AGRA, Prom Coast Arts, Rotary art shows Victoria and Interstate, corporate and local businesses, and regional gallery invitations; I have exhibited in 11 solo exhibitions, the latest Dec. 2018, with an invitation to exhibit in September 2021at Meeniyan Art Gallery, two joint, art shows (latest Nov-Dec 2015) and nine group exhibitions(2020)
Awards include: Box Hill Rotary,1st prize w/c, 2011, Sandy Point 1st WC,2012 and 2014, Leongatha Rotary best w/c 2013, and Inverloch 1st w/c2018; Highly Commended at AGRA On Line Spring 2015, and Bayside Art Show 2016; a Commended at AGRA Spring Exhibition 2015, 2019 & Autumn 2020
Art works are represented in, commercial, corporate and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK and USA. Some works may be viewed on line at www.gallery247.com.au.
My studio and gallery ArtworkStudio757@Roseda Farm is in Fish Creek, (South Gippsland) Victoria, Australia.
Gillian Carpenter 0411754450
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