Service Award from Oatley 101 Society of Artists

Feeling honoured to have received this award for continuous service to the Oatley 101 Society of Artists. I was presented with it following the November AGM. It was presented to my friend Robyn Reid in 2014. Given the number of artists getting involved with the activities and ongoing development of this wonderful society there will…

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HOW WONDERFUL IT IS WHEN SIMPLE ACTS MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES IN THE WORLD.

The following is and extract from an email from Jingmin Ren sent to Oatley 101 Society of Artists: Recently, my oil painting has won the third international painting festival (Hawaii-2017), the international outstanding female artist award; I accepted the invitation from The House of Representatives (Hawaii), and attended and displayed my “Sydney Morning “oil painting…

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“One More Year” She Said

For the last 4 years I have been the President of the Oatley 101 Society of Artists Inc. It has been an amazing experience, not all good but on the whole it has given me so much back. I have met extraordinary people, Learned a great deal about art and the art community and have…

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Fisher’s Ghost Art Exhibition

I entered the Fisher’s Ghost Art Exhibition for the first time this year and am chuffed to say that my painting of 3 azure kingfishers, “Precious Jewels” is a finalist.  It will be on display at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Gallery Rd, Campbelltown, NSW from November 3rd to December 14th.  I am looking forward…

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Recognition in the Australian Federal Parliament

David Coleman is a genuinely decent man  who is the Federal Member for Banks in NSW.  He makes time to speak with us all and is aware of all that is going on in the electorate.  David always follows through on everything he commits to and I must point out the list is comprehensive.  Consequently when…

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The Challenges of Private Commissions

  I have been fortunate to have been commissioned to paint a number of quite challenging paintings over the years and do not tire of the experience.  The people I have met have been an absolute blessing.  I have had to push my boundaries and paint other people’s thoughts.  To measure up is so rewarding.…

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Ian Hansen – Brilliant Marine Artist

One of the best parts about being the President of the Oatley 101 Society of Artists is that you get to meet some incredible artists.   Click on The photo to learn about Ian and his art.  On Saturday 9th September, Ian Hansen demonstrated his oil painting skills for our members and visitors.  Without any…

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Kingfishers in Acrylic.

I am fascinated by these beautiful little birds.  They are so very fast; always moving; always alert; looking in every direction.  Colours to dazzle.  

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Memory from a Wonderful Childhood in Lae, Papua New Guinea

As small children living in Lae, Papua New Guinea my brothers and I had some wonderful experiences.  I remember a lush, green, hot and very wet place.  There were glorious flowers, incredible snakes, frogs, insects and lots of water. One of those memories comes from the times Dad and Mum took us to paddle in…

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