ARTISTS

 

HOWARD TWEEDIE

Howard is an emerging artist who is lucky enough to live and work mainly in Australia. His passions are for colour and movement and the strange wonder of what we see – in people, places and objects.  He has a particular interest in contemporary plein air landscape painting and in portraiture in oils and pastels.  I enjoy the never-ending challenge of attempting to master the tonal richness, subtleties and daring of oil as well as the freshness and vitality of pastel. 
Howard’s works are held in prestigious private collections in Australia, UK, US, France and Vietnam. www.howardtweedie.com

 

 

 

MERTIM GOKALP

Mertim Gokalp is a Sydney based artist of Turkish origin who has been recently granted a distinguished talent visa by the Australian Government to allow him to live and work in Australia. Mertim’s training at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy, Istanbul, has prepared him well for a career in portraiture, and in the five years that he has been living in Sydney he has been selected as a finalist in all the top portrait exhibitions including: the Archibald Prize; the Doug Moran Portrait Prize; and the Black Swan Art Prize. www.mertim.com.au

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MARYANNE KOLEK

Maryanne Kolek paints on canvas encapsulating the feeling of snow. Snow on trees, on branches, on mountains and in valleys and gullies. “I love the silence of snow in the trees, especially when you ski between them. Almost as magical is the drama and grace of the Tan Cho, Snow Cranes of northern Hokkaido in Japan. In winter, they gather to perform their dance as they try to attract a mate. These elements form the basis of my art at present. Most of my work is oil on canvas, with some pastels and chalks.” 

 

 

LINDA KLARFELD

Linda Klarfeld’s figurative sculptures explore the role of the individual in an increasingly impersonal modern world. She has created sculptures for many high profile business people and public places around Australia. The most well known of these include Expressions of Love a 16 piece life size bronze sculpture at the Hunter Valley Gardens. A statue of Dr Victor Chang outside the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and a statue of Saint Mary Mackillop for the Australian Catholic University. www.lindaklarfeld.com

 

 

 

 

MARY NORTON-SMITH

Mary is a Sydney based contemporary artist whose work shows a love of the urban environment and all its subtleties. Living near the harbour she often uses it as subject matter in her paintings and is fascinated by the effect changing light at different times of day has on the mood of a painting. She is also influenced by architecture and photography and uses a combination of materials such as charcoal, acrylic and oil glazes. Mary has exhibited in a number of shows and competitions around Sydney including a successful solo exhibition at Wash House Gallery in 2010.