SHANI : Acrylic on canvas
Image size 60 x 50 cms
..Shani loves it!
In the UK at primary school I always had little drawings in the margins of my compositions, I hope it added to the story and I think it did get me a few more marks!
I loved to draw and paint but somehow this creativity disappeared over the years and didn’t emerge again until I went to Queensland College of Art to study Commercial Illustration. I then worked for MYER (QLD) as a layout artist designing advertisements for the Brisbane Courier Mail and local newspapers.
I returned to Queensland College of Art to study Interior Design and loved the course but I never pursued this avenue of work. Later I gained a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Queensland University of Technology (Arts Administration) and then worked in the Brisbane arts industry for a couple of years.
It wasn’t until I moved to the United Kingdom in 2011 that I revived my art skills and I attended watercolour Botanical Art classes at a local gallery
for three very enjoyable years.
I also tried a workshop at the gallery, Pet Portraiture in pastels. I had never used soft pastels before but I knew straightaway that I liked working with this medium.
Back in Brisbane I continue to paint pet portraits along with acrylic works. I've tried my hand at people portraits but it’s the furry ones I prefer!
Please browse more of my artworks on Instagram : Ceeb25
2020 Member Queensland Wildlife Arts Society
2019/20 Member of Royal Queensland Art Society
2018/19/20 Member Art West Community Gallery, Mt Ommaney
2017 Diploma in Pet Portraiture (Distinction) - London Art College
2020 Toowoomba Grammar Art Show, Open Comp
2020 Petrie Terrace Gallery, Themed Comp 'Highly Commended'
2019 Toowoomba Grammar Art Show, Open Comp
2019 Downlands College Art Show, Open Comp
2018 Brookfield Show, Open Comp 'Highly Commended'