Artist | 4 months
Kate is originally from the United Kingdom where she studied Art and Design at Stourbridge College.
After emigrating to Australia, she enrolled at Melbourne’s Botanical Art School before completing a course in Botanical Drawing at Peninsula TAFE.
She now lives near Warburton in the beautiful Upper Yarra Valley - an environment that provides a constant source of inspiration for her work.
Kate has won numerous awards and had several articles published in Australian Artist magazine.
She is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Pastel Society of Victoria and Warburton’s ARTrageous Painters’ Group.
Artist | 6 months
Linda serves on the committee of The Pastel Society of Victoria, she is a member of The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, a member of The Pastel Palette Group when she isn't teaching Pastel Painting at the Manningham Arts Centre.
Artist | 9 months
Emily Holsman is an award winning artist who lives and works in the coastal village of Balnarring on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
She is the product of a very creative family. Her mother painted with both oils and pastels, her father is an accomplished wood carver, while her sister plays and teaches no less than six musical instruments. To top it off, her grandfather was a concert pianist.
All the same, she didn’t start painting herself until 2006 and was amazed when a picture framer was so impressed with her work that he offered to frame her very first painting for free.
Her paintings are both beautiful and joyful. Each one stirring feelings of pride, achievement and satisfaction.
‘I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t paint’ she says. ‘I would simply be lost. Painting is not so much what I do. It’s what I am.’