Principal Tutor - Marcel Desbiens
Guest Tutor - Laura Phillips
Guest Tutor - David Henderson
Guest Tutor - Herman Pekel
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2009 Gallery 2120, Brisbane, Australia
2008 Gadfly Gallery, Perth, Australia
2007 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Gadfly Gallery Perth, Australia
2006 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Maria Perides Gallery, Brisbane
2004 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Musee Louis Hemon, Quebec, Canada
2000 Galerie la corniche, Chicoutimi, Ca
1997 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Valerie Cohen Fine Art Gallery, Syd
1995 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
1994 “Ipswich Regional Gallery, Australia
1992 Centre culturel de Dolbeau,Canada
1985 Caisse Populaire de Sherbrooke, Ca
1983 Galerie coopérative des a v Canada
1980 Galerie Menasen, Sherbrooke, Canada
1975 Café de la Cour, Québec, Canada
Domtar Inc., Dolbeau, Québec, Canada
Musée Louis-Hémon, Québec, Canada
Hotel de ville et Centre sportif, Canada
Minto Construction Ltée, Ottawa, Canada
First Provincial Building Society, Ipswich
Caisse Populaire de Sherbrooke-Est,Canada Caisse Populaire de Girardville, Canada Rydges Hotel, Southbank, Brisbane, Australia Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane, Australia Ehime Women’s College, Ehime, Japan Maharaji Center, Amaroo, Queensland, Australia Robina Hospital, Queensland , Australia (click to enlarge photo for more details)
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"Nothing excites me more than when a student comes to me having never picked up a paint brush. They do my classes and develop a skill, an envious talent, a passion they never knew they had!"
Guest Tutor and Award Winning Artist
Principal and Master Artist
Laura studied at the Canberra School of Art 1974-76, then worked for Australian National Gallery in Canberra. She has established herself as one of Australia's most awarded and loved artists.
Brisbane Painting Classes are very excited to announce that Laura will be teaching some wonderful ART WORKSHOPS for us. Book now - you won't want to miss out!
Please click the link below to view Laura's extensive CV
Guest Tutor and Internationally Represented Artist
David Henderson is a very busy artist and we are very excited to announce that he will be teaching with Brisbane Painting Classes this year!
David has taught art previously at Queensland Art Gallery, QUT and Art Academy plus he tutors every year in Italy!
David is a judge with Royal Qld Art Society. His stunning artwork has won numerous prestigious awards including 2012 Rotary Art Spectacular and was a finalist for the Doug Moran Portrait Prize. David has gallery representation in Brisbane, Melbourne and London.
David's Professional Memberships: Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Royal Academy Schools Alumni Association, Queensland Artworkers. http://www.visualartist.info/davidhenderson
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Guest Tutor and Plein-air Master
Charismatic, entertaining and passionate about painting, Herman's workshops always book-out quickly.
Herman's only Queensland Workshops - Don't miss this one...
"Born in Melbourne in 1956 to Dutch parents, Herman showed an early interest in art which led him in his youth to studying plein-air (open air) oil painting with Roger Webber, Ernest Buckmaster and Lance McNeill. The raw experience of working (respectively) with them on location brought to the fore his passion for the “freedom of spontaneity” and the rigour of speedily capturing the fleeting glow and illuminating impact of subtle shifts of light across the landscape.
n 2004 he won the Camberwell Rotary Art Show’s Best Oil, in 1989, 93 and 95 he won the Camberwell Rotary Watercolour prize, in 1989 he received the Camberwell Rotary Travel Scholarship, he won the Alice Bale Award in 1989 and 1993, and has won many other awards.
In 1994 Herman was invited by the National Taiwan Art Institute to participate in a book and travelling exhibition of selected artists from Australia, USA and Taiwan. His paintings are featured in Australian Impressionist and Realist Artists by Tom Roberts, 120 Years of Watercolourists, by the Australian Realist Artists, Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand by Max Germaine and Profile on Contemporary Watercolourists.
He is a member ‘The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society’, ‘Australian Guild of Realist Artists’ and the Victorian Artists Society. He is in numerous private and public collections nationally and internationally. " (credit: Jenny Pihan Fine Art)