I am a versatile hobby Artist living in Port Macquarie, a member of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association, and a founding member of “The Hastings Art Trail”. My passion is mainly Watercolor Painting with my work always on display and can be inspected at my home Studio/Gallery in Port Macquarie where everyone is welcome by appointment
Upon leaving school I studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney and moved to Port Macquarie in 1987. I completed and gained the highest result in a 12 month Diploma Art Course with the then local Hastings District School of Art.
Well known local artist Bob Smith became my Watercolor Tutor for many years, also several intense painting workshops with world renowned artist Robert Wade, and Greg Allen, one of Australia’s best Watercolorists afforded invaluable training. Recently tutorials by highly acclaimed artists Joseph Zbukvic, Amanda Hyatt and Malcolm Beattie were incredible learning experiences.
I constantly strive to improve my technique and style with involvement in regular painting and drawing workshops. My Watercolor paintings are generally realistic in faithfully capturing the light, colors and mood of the chosen subject. This medium allows the transparency of colors and conveys more feeling to the subject than just an illustration.
Using only Artist Quality materials and professional framing ensures long life and enjoyment of my works which reflect many fond memories of European and Australian travel. Often I enjoy Ink Pen/Wash as a method of quickly recording outdoor scenes.
I’m greatly inspired by the character and style of old Australian farm buildings, rural landscape and river and beach scenes, and subjects from our travels in Italy, particularly Tuscany and Venice. I’m privileged to have many local and interstate clients, as well as those currently from Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, England and Tasmania.
I’m also privileged to have successfully completed painting many personal commissions for numerous clients, and also conduct regular tuition classes for aspiring Watercolor Artists. I have been fortunate to have achieved many awards over the years and have held 7 Solo Exhibitions, resulting in the personal knowledge that I have created works which are giving a lot of satisfaction to others.
My work is regularly exhibited at Masterpiece Framing/Gallery, 2/91 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, and the Hastings Fine Art Gallery, 2 William Street, Port Macquarie as well as at my Home Studio/Gallery.
“GALLERY LE JEUNE & ART STUDIO”
Phone 65 827 111 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org