Demonstrating Artists 2022

Julian Bruere

Julian is a popular watercolour teacher who draws on a variety of themes, with an attention to landscapes, alpine snow gums, city scenes, maritime themes, figure and portraiture. As a teacher, he educates artists in the importance of drawing and structure in painting. The basic genres are explored in a low-key manner allowing artists to find their confidence with the watercolour medium as well as their style and understanding of subjects. He has twice been awarded VAS Artist of the Year, in 2010 and 2013, The Kenneth Jack Memorial Award 2010 and 2014 and the AGRA Medallion Winner for 2013, with multiple awards for watercolour in various exhibitions including Mt Waverley, Camberwell, Yea, Parade, and Box Hill.

Above: Across A Wet Paddock

Marco Corsini

Marco Corsini is a Melbourne based artist, educator and writer. Marco is also the founder of Melbourne Art Class, a vibrant Melbourne art school, taught by a team of leading art educators and artists. Marco is the editor of the Melbourne Art Class blog, which has been awarded as one of Melbourne’s top blogs and influencers for the past four years. His paintings often feature the landscape and his immediate environment. Using shifts in viewpoint and perspective, the works explore perception and also the nature of painting and representation.

Above: Lockdown Landscape

Yesim Gozukara

Having developed her own style and technique necessary to effectively communicate her impressions, Yesim continues her journey and paints with passion. Watercolour allows her to reflect her emotions as well as to express the poetic, bold, rich, dynamic, dramatic beauty of the landscape around her. Yesim’s paintings have been featured in six solo and numerous group exhibitions which included the National Arts and Sculpture Museum, Izmir and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Her paintings have been represented in many overseas and Australian private collections.

Above: Sunrise, Milford Sound NZ

Ev Hales

Ev’s work has a distinctive style in the use of watercolour. Skilled with varied subject matter and a clear personal vision, her work is firmly based in the 21st century. Inspiration for her work is based in reality and this means much time is spent on location in both urban and natural settings. Ev’s keen eye finds subjects that are insightful, recording changes in nature and everyday moments indicative of our time. Beginning her artistic journey as an art teacher, she has used tutoring and mentoring skills throughout a long career. The opportunity to teach and travel around Australia and internationally has added depth to the imagery produced. She is keenly supported as a tutor for such painting adventures.

Above: Contemplation, Venice

Paul Margoscy

Paul has had solo exhibitions in London, Japan, America and two at “Raffles” Hotel in Singapore, making his international career blossom. To be chosen to exhibit at the prestigious “Leigh Yawkey Woodson Birds In Art” show in USA was a “feather in his cap”. Paul was honoured with a fellow membership to “The Wildlife Art Society Of Australasia” for services to the society and wildlife art. In 2009 he released his second book “Away With The Birds”. In 2010 he was featured in a 4 page article in the prestigious ‘Art in Watercolour” magazine. He was accepted into the Fabriano Acquarello Watercolour exhibition in Milan Italy in May 2020. Paul uses watercolour, gouache, acrylic and airbrushes his background to achieve a photo realistic effect.

Above: Australian Galahs

Vivi Palegeorge

Vivi enjoys painting a variety of subject matter. In particular, she seeks to capture and transfer to the viewer, the serenity and calm found in nature as a contrast to the busy and frenetic pace of everyday life. She also sets time aside weekly to experiment with different media so as to fully push her creative boundaries and grow as an artist. She mentors and teaches watercolour, acrylic and oil painting classes at Brighton Art Society and privately at a beach side studio in Beaumaris. Vivi is also involved with running workshops and demonstrations with many art groups throughout Victoria.

Above: Towards Broken Hill

Craig Penny

Craig studied art at Ballarat University with painting and graphic design allowing him to pursued a successful career as an illustrator. Craig has skills in a range of mediums. He taught both traditional drawing, illustration and digital drawing at both Victoria University and Swinburne University. Craig never lost his love of using traditional methods and specializes in watercolour, acrylic painting and illustration. In 2001, Craig had his first major solo exhibition in Mt Eliza, Victoria. There have been many exhibitions since. Craig’s work has been accepted by Galleries and private collections in Australia and around the world and is in strong demand today.

Above: Outgoing Tide

Cathy Van Ee

Melbourne oil and pastel artist Cathy Van Ee is a working artist and in-demand teacher. She specialises in portraiture and landscapes, has won many prizes and been a finalist in the prestigious AME Bale Scholarship and W.A. Collie art prize. Cathy is well traveled and has completed commissions in New Zealand and Europe where she hangs in both public and private collections. Cathy is enthusiastic about sharing and passing on elements of technique in art and inspiring all her students to see the world with new eyes. She helps her students understand that the subjects they paint are not intrinsically beautiful rather that the beauty lies within us and how we see. She also conducts workshops and demonstrations upon request.

Above: Great Ocean Road

Lisa Wang

Lisa is a member of the AGRA, ASOC, VAS and the WSV, she has held 6 solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions. In recent years she has traveled to Italy, Shangri-La, Paris, Belgium and China on painting trips with internationally renowned master artists. Lisa enjoys working with an extensive variety of subjects, but portraits are her favourite. Her confident brush work, use of colour and ability to capture light make her paintings unique and highly sought after by art lovers and collectors world wide.

Above: Magnificent Obsession

Joseph Zbukvic

Joseph Zbukvic is a leading master of watercolour medium. His impressive achievements and enormous success is due to his ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Covering an infinite variety of subjects, his sensitive, lyrical and atmospheric paintings have captured people and galleries from all around the world.“I think my style is different from other painters mainly because I’m self taught and wasn’t influenced by anybody in my early days. The other reason is my ability to draw. I believe drawing is the skeleton of your work. It gives your work structure. Without it things collapse. You are left with just drips and dabs. To this I would add that my style is unique due to my obsession with tonal values. I believe tones are the ultimate tool in providing an illusion of depth in two-dimensional art, combined with edges and drawing. Colour comes last. However colour can inject amazing emotion into your work.”

Above: Last Load