Gillian R Carpenter MA. Dip.Ed. Watercolour Artist
Following a career in human service and education professions I began painting with watercolours in 1992. In more recent years I extended my interests in painting with earth pigments, creating of haikus, haigas, and drawing. After completing an MA in Experiential Creative Arts Therapy/Practice in 2008 I established an arts based practice as an Artist, Teacher and Creative Arts Therapist.
Since those beginnings I have participated in workshops and classes in watercolour painting with well known artists Robert Wade, David Taylor, Colin Johnson, Herman Pekel, Tony Smibert, Malcom Beatie, Ron Muller, Amanda Hyatt, Alvaro Castanet and Marco Lucio (in drawing and print making) at the NGV.
Currently I have memberships with: The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, the Victorian Watercolour Society, Victorian Artists’ Society, Prom Coast Arts Council Inc. and Bass Coast Arts Society.
Art shows include: Rotary art shows in Melbourne, metropolitan, country, and interstate; corporate and local businesses, and regional gallery invitations. I have exhibited in eleven solo exhibitions, the latest Dec. 2018, two joint, (latest Nov-Dec 2015) and nine group exhibitions.
Awards include: First prize for watercolour at Box Hill Rotary 2011, Sandy Point 2012 and 2014, Pat West best Leongatha 2013, and Inverloch 2018; Highly Commended at AGRA On Line Spring Exhibition 2015, and Bayside Art Show 2016; and a commended at AGRA Spring Exhibition 2015
Art works are represented in, commercial, corporate and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK and USA. Some works may be viewed on line atwww.gallery247.com.au.
My studio and gallery ArtworkStudio757@Roseda Farm is in Fish Creek, (South Gippsland) Victoria, Australia. Workshops and classes are advertised. For Gallery viewings appointments can be made with me.