Tim Hardy places drawing at the centre of his practice. Tim believes that it is through drawing that he can explore and experiment most freely. He employs a wide range of media and techniques in doing that, including pastels, inks, acrylics, charcoal, and he loves developing mixed media approaches and is an enthusiastic printmaker. Tim shares his knowledge and passion for art with others through convening a weekly drawing workgroup, tutoring workshops, and leading arts organisations. Tim has exhibited widely, and is the recipient of many art awards.
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Isla Patterson studied art in South Australia in the early 1970’s and spent three years in the USA where she continued her art studies and belonged to the International Art Society and held her first solo exhibition. Isla settled in the ACT in 1979 and since then has held over 20 solo exhibitions and won many awards. She has visited and painted in countries such as Egypt, Botswana, Alaska, Venice and the Antarctic and has paintings throughout Australia and in overseas countries. Commissions include the international models at Cockington Green, Nicholls, ACT. Isla belongs to the Artist Society of Canberra, the Queanbeyan Art Society, Art in Miniature and is a signature member of the Realist Society of Australia. Reference “ Who’s Who of Australia Visual Artists” 2nd. Edition D.W. Thorpe.
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Val’s art career began in the 1960s. She has undertaken both formal and casual training and has studied all aspects of the fine arts. This has led her into teaching at various institutions. Val’s overseas travels and further studies have led her to focus on artworks of other cultures both ancient and mythological. Val loves to explores mediums, and is always investigating and researching mediums to develop new and exciting techniques. Val has won many awards during her career and has taught at many institutions in watercolour, pastels and collage. A recent return to encaustic painting has highlighted the ability to showcase texture in Val’s work. Val’s work can be viewed at Strathnairn, 90 Stockdill Drive Holt
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