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Orchid Playground - Blue Wrens by Janet Matthews



DIMENSIONS (Height - 8.00 cm X Width - 9.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Pencil on Paper
GENRE Animals
REGISTERED NRN # 000-1599-0151-01
COPYRIGHT © Janet Matthews
PRIZES AND AWARDS The Mornington Art Exhibition 2014 - Best Miniature Prize - $200 Voucher
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Artist: Janet Matthews


Janet Matthews
Janet's brilliant use of coloured pencils and graphite has justifiably placed her in the forefront of artists using her chosen mediums.  Her realistic, detailed and gentle drawings of animals and birds are keenly collected in Australia and overseas.  Janet manages to capture the personality of her subjects, often showing the conversations between them and feflecting her own personality and sense of jumour.  By combination of graphite and colour and her choice of interesting and challenging 'situations' with her subjects is both distinctive and memorable.
Janet is an multi-award winning artist, exhibiting regularly in Australia and Overseas.  Some achievements include commissions by Australia Post for stamp images released in 2006 and 2009; artwork seleveted for Focus in Nature" exhibition 2010 and 2012 as well as work selected for permanent collection in the New York State Museum. USA.  Janet has articles in Art magazines, book and has many other awards.
Formal studies
1980  Diploma of Visual Arts, monash University, Gippsland campus
1982  Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Monash University, Gippsland Campus.
Public recognition
2019-2020 JADA Drawing Award, selected finalist, touring Australia
2019 Focus on Nature Award, selected Finalist, New York State Museum
2018 Represented Australia in World Wide Botanical Exhibition
2019 Commission by Australia Post for Stamps
2017, 2013, 2011 Wildlife Artist of the Year (WASA)
2014 Juried Award New York State Museum, Focus on Nature Award (top 15 worldwide)
2011 Lindsay King Arts Initiative Award from City of Casey

Fellow of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia
Fellow of Australian Guild of Realist Artists
Professional Memberships
Australian Society of Miniature Art - Victoria, NSW and Tasmania
President of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia (2004 - 2009)
Exhibition Director of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia (2004 - 2011)
Past President of Waverley Art Society

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