Location: Blackheath, NSW, Australia
Artist Group/s: 2D Fine Art, Art for Children
Themes: Animals, Fantasy/Surreal, Nature, Decorative
Medium: Painting, Mixed Media, Ink
2019 Bookbinding: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Sydney College of the Arts.
2018 Cloth Printing. Silk screen workshop. Wentworth Falls
2015 Private: Janet Hoyer Cobb. Portrait.
2005 Private: Greg Coates. Oils technique.
1989 Mandurah TAFE Art Drawing and Painting
1973-75 Illustration and fashion design, Bishop Lonsdale College. Derby, UK.
Mar 2000 Wyong Art Show. 1st Prize. Works on silk.
Oct 1999 Central Coast Art Society Exhibition. 1st Prize, public choice
Mar 1999 Wyong Art Show. 1st Prize. Works on silk.
Mar 1998 Wyong Art Show. 2nd Prize. Works on silk.
Mar 1997 Wyong Art Show. Highly commended. Works on silk.
Dec 2016 The Fletcher Gallery. New Work.
Jun-Aug Bamboo Buddha Gallery Cafe, Matcham. Oils,W/colour/Gilding, Silk Scarves.
2011 Art&Wine. WoyWoy Bay Community Centre. Large solo exhibition with Rutherford Winery, VIC. Original oil, pastel, silk painting. Fine art prints, cards, silk scarves.
Nov-Dec 2010 Artspace@RandallsontheBeach, Killcare SLSC. Art of Wingdom. Small solo Xmas exhibition. Oil originals, fine art prints, cards.
Sept 2010 Two Birds Gallery. Toowoon Bay. Original silk & works on paper(gouache, ink & gilding). Solo exhibition. Fine art prints in stock.
Sept 2010 ‘Acqua di Amore’, Artspace@Randalls on the Beach, Killcare. Small solo exhibition. Oils, pastel, watercolour originals.
July 2010 St Fiacre Distillery, Erina. Small solo exhibition. Oils, pastel, silk, watercolour originals.
Nov 2008 Mind Body Spirit, Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Art of Wingdom launch. Fine art prints, art cards. Silk&oil originals. Solo exhibition and invited installation of art for the stage set.
Oct 2008 Zoe Fletcher Studio, Springfield. Gosford Regional Gallery Open Studio Program. Large solo exhibition. Art of Wingdom preview. Oil, pastel, watercolour, silk, prints, art cards.
July-Aug 2006 Sanctuary Spa, Tumbi Umbi. New works. Solo exhibition. Silk & pastel.
Jan 2006 ‘Wild Thing’, Bay Gallery, Ettalong. Silk, pastel, watercolour, oil, prints, panels, craft. Large solo exhibition.
Dec 2005 ‘Earth to Ocean’. Shoretime Restaurant, Norah Head. Silk, pastel, watercolour. Solo exhibition
Summer 2002-3 Harmony House, café & gallery, Avoca Beach. Solo exhibition.
Aug 1999 ‘Riding a Rainbow’. Avoca Art Gallery. Silk, pastel & watercolour. Solo exhibition.
Dec 2020 Braemar Gallery, Springwood.
2019 Rhododendron Festival, Blackheath
Blue Mountains Artfest, Wentworth Falls
Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba
2017 Inaugural Patonga Art Fair.
2016 107 Projects Gallery. Music in Art, Redfern, Sydney.
2015 Olive Gallery, Umina Beach.
2014 The Fletcher Gallery launch. Springfield.
2010 Spiritual Visions Gallery. Erina.
2009 Two Birds Gallery. Toowoon Bay.
2008 Danks Street Festival, Waterloo, Sydney. Art of Wingdom preview.
2007 Pieces Gallery, Montville, Qld.
Giggly Grape Gallery, Hunter Valley.
2006 Port Stephens Festival, D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.
Berry Gallery, Berry.
2005 St Albans Gallery.
2002 Gosford City Art Gallery, national exhibition. By invitation.
2001 Wyong Art Festival.
1999 ‘Between The Lines’, Avoca Art Gallery. Dual exhibition.
1997 Central Coast Art Society.
Jan 2020 Private. Oil - Wedding cat - Canberra
Sept 2019 Private. Watercolour – Magpie – Wentworth Falls
Aug 2019 Private. Watercolour – Magpies – Blackheath
July 2019 Private.Watercolour – Butcher Birds – Blackheath
2018 Private. Large Oil Triptych – Cranes - Pt Clare
June 2015 Private. Totemic oil on canvas. Mudgee.
March 2015 Private. Totemic oil on canvas. Central Coast.
2014 – Large Soft pastels on board. – Strelitzia – Pt Clare
July 2014 Breedles Publishing. Book cover illustration.
March 2014 CD cover and interior design, BluesAngels.
2007 Mingarra conference rooms NSW. - 6 large silk paintings,ocean theme.
2020 'Frogalik's Star picture book.
'Frogalik's Star' colouring book
'The Big Fix', Blackheath
1998-2016 Various exhibition reviews Central Coast News, Express Advocate.
No public collections. Various private.
The power and beauty of nature always draws me into it's ever changing thrall, inspiring me endlessly, to draw and paint it's gifts in my own way. I began painting on silk 30 years ago and loved the vibrant effects. I moved onto soft pastels, which was messy and almost sculptural to my fingers and senses. Later I taught myself to paint in oils over a few years, creating a series of 30+ paintings called "Wingdom." Children and adult's response to this series inspired me to write Wingdom's story and illustrate all 32 images in oils for the book, "Frogalik's Star."
Now I have added water colour to my art medium skills, delighting in using water colour paints, pen and ink and pure gold leaf.
The themes flowing through my art is nature's work, animals, plants, flowers, birds, skies and wings of every sort!
My mission is to bring our outside natural world into peoples homes, connecting them to our amazing, planet. I have a range of prints and cards produced in Australia to support Australian workers and businesses. The prints are of high quality and can be collected without paying for an original. Though I enjoy selling my originals too.