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To celebrate the 40th Anniversary, the society has chosen to choose four feature artists. JOE PENN For over 30 years he has been painting full time, working in a variety of mediums. He is well known for his Impressionistic oils of landscapes, portraits and figures, he is currently Vice President of The Royal Art Society. LESLEY O'SHEA I am fascinated by faces. The challenge to portray an individual’s personality and likeness in paint is the passion that

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Dennis Claydon – A Storyteller in pastels Dennis moved from Albury about 2 years ago and he and his wife Gae have now made their home in Orange. Dennis is a horticulturist by trade (in charge of Randwick Racecourse, Sydney Showground, Dreamworld and many others) and he commenced painting in 1993. The rest they say is history – as he had been winning major awards ever since. Some of Dennis’s achievements are: • Best Painting

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We had a great time meeting our Feature Artist Wanda Driscoll the other day, a range of her wonderful paintings will be exhibited at the Portland Art Purchase Society's exhibition. A short video from the meeting can be viewed below. // Post by Portland Art

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The focus of his paintings is often around the fringe dwellers of outback society and their eccentricities. His endeavour is to catch the spirit of these people and their landscape with all its idiosyncrasies. A strong undercurrent of dry humour finds its way into many of his works. Eris has a great interest in the history of the outback and the history of art itself. He reads extensively, especially biographies of the past greats, whether

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Garry has been entering the Portland art Show since 1989...having missed only a few. "Govetts Leap vista" won Presidents Award for best Landscape in Traditional Style in 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show "A life on the land" (which is a portrait of local identity Chris Bird) won First Prize in Figurative; Best Exhibit across sections 1-22; and An Award of Excellence at 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show Garry was born in Lithgow, NSW, Australia in

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Greg Jarmaine is a prize winning traditional artist, who works in both oil and water colour. He has lived most of his life on the eastern seaboard of NSW, and much of his works reflects his affinity with the water. He has been painting professionally for over 30 years, and has been involved in numerous exhibitions. To date he has held 18 one man shows. His paintings have been acquired for municipal and corporate collections

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Greg lives and works near Bathurst NSW Australia. His works are represented in collections throughout Australia, America, Greece and England. Greg's work, consisting of paintings in mixed media and hand coloured limited edition etchings, appeals to a wide range of collectors and those people who enjoy Greg's unique

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TED LEWIS 32nd Annual Art Exhibition presents the Royal Easter show winner as our Featured Artist. Over the years, Ted has received several awards for his work. They include the "Best Traditional Landscape" at the 2007 Royal Easter Show. 2007 Peoples Choice at the Cowra Festival. Traditional Award at Dubbo 20th Biannual Exhibition in 2006 People's Choice at the Cowra Art Awards 2002 People's Choice at the 2001 Sydney Royal Easter Show Henry Lawson Contemporary

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RAMON WARD-THOMPSON F.R.A.S. was born in Masterton in the North Island of New Zealand in 1941 and in his early years his interest in art was nurtured by his grandfather, artist Herbert Ward Thompson. After completing his schooling at Scot's College in Wellington, Ramon left New Zealand and spent four years in Europe and London, travelling and studying art, before making his home permanently in Australia. In the early 1970's Ramon decided to concentrate wholly

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Contemporary Artist & Romantic Impressionist Painter Not only is Suzanne Sommer one of Australia's top-selling artists, for the last ten years, her paintings have been amongst the most recognisable in select galleries and in east coast art exhibitions. A prolific painter, Suzanne's popularity is shared by the art fraternity and, more importantly, by the buying public. Working with acrylics, oils and pastels, Suzanne is best known for beautiful figurative work and for romantic scenes of

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