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DIMENSIONS (Height - 122.00 cm X Width - 91.00 cm )
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Artist: Barbara Tyson



ARTIST BIO

Fine Artist

 

Born, Sydney Australia.

 

A graduate student of the world-renowned East Sydney Art School, Barbara Tyson studied art specialising in life drawing, anatomy, mixed medium and watercolours before going on to graduate in Graphic Design. Barbara began work as an artist illustrator and her talents were quickly noticed and whilst still in her twenties was appointed Artistic Director for a stable of Australia’s most prestigious magazines.

 

Barbara travelled and painted throughout Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom and completed a multitude of watercolour works borrowing techniques and being influenced by a number of artists, but in particular Turner and Monet. In 1981 Barbara’s newly inspired works won first prize at two art exhibitions in Whittlesea and her life as an artist began.

 

Further studies with renowned water colourist Alvaro Castagnet gave her newfound freedom of expression and boldness. This led to studying the textures and depths of oils where she embraced portraiture and still life, emphasizing the play of light. Barbara continued her studies with many artists including creative painting with David Hill and portraiture with Archibald Prize winner, Reg Cambell at the Mitchell School of Creative Arts at Charles Sturt University. Capturing the essence of a person was one of her most satisfying achievements. Barbara says, "Seeing your subject emerge from the painting is amazing. A point arrives when touching the canvass is like touching their soul."

 

When Barbara met Italian artist Roberto Coppa he had the most significant impact on her art. He took her skills to a new level. This embraced styles from the old masters, impressionism, realism, abstractionism and their associated techniques. Painting became a reflection of her own life experiences and Barbara no longer painted from her head but from her heart!

 

Barbara has developed her own style, using varnishes to create a rich depth on the canvas - combining transparent colours with opaque, thick paint with thin, bold confident brush strokes with finely detailed realism, thick textures with smooth softness . . . all the contrasts that life brings to us . . . on the canvas. These techniques combine to expressing freedom, whether it be in communication, dress, lifestyle, emotions, work or relationships. Barbara loves movement, be it dancing music, sport, or the elements in landscapes. The common themes through all of her art are controlled freedom and movement. Barbara’s paintings stimulate the imagination, so that you become the artist. She creates a brush stroke; your mind fills in the gaps.

 

Barbara has captured the essence of people in many portraits, entering the Doug Moran and Archibald, and receiving many commissions over the years.

 

Barbara’s 2011 Archibald entry, a portrait of the Governor General of Australia, Her Excellency, Ms Quentin Bryce AC, received excellent reviews from Australia’s press acclaiming her style and technique.

 

In 2012 Barbara won the Salon des Refuses in N.S.W. with her portrait of Ita Buttrose where she painted over original 1974 Cleo magazines which both Ita (Editor) and Barbara (artist) worked together 38 years prior.

 

The Victorian Salon des Refuses in 2013 exhibited Barbara's recent Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott in the South Wharf Hilton, Melbourne.

 

In 2012 Barbara has regular, highly successful exhibitions within Australia and her paintings have found appeal with many collectors and can be found hanging in England, France, Spain, Italy, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Australia.



EXHIBITIONS

 

Commenced painting commissions and selling art privately, 1980

 

First Prize - 2 categories Whittlesea Art Show, 1981

 

Exhibited in Camberwell Art Show, 1990

 

Joint Exhibition, “Colourful, Evocative and Passionate Paintings” at Chapel off Chapel - Prahran, 1999

 

Exhibiting at First Settlement Gallery, Sorrento, August 1999

 

Exhibiting at Richmond Gallery Richmond and International Image Galleries South Yarra, 2001

 

Entered the Doug Moran Prize, 2002                                                                

 

Duel Exhibition “Spirited Heartlands & Movement” Richmond Gallery, (with Michael Weitnauer) November 2002,

 

Solo exhibition, ‘Barbara Tyson Recent Works’ Richmond Gallery, Richmond, July 2003

 

Entered Archibald - Painted Tracy Bartram, March 2003

 

Finalist in the ‘Salon des Refusés’ Montslavate,  (painting used to promote exhibition), November 2003,

 

Solo Exhibition, “The Freedom Movement”, Art Associates Australia- Gardner Contemporary Art, Hawthorn, July 2004

 

Represented in “The affordable Art Show” Melbourne with Art Associates Australia, April 2004

 

Commissioned to paint in the south of France, Aug-Oct 2004                   

 

Solo Exhibition, “Recent Works”, Suburban 312 Gallery, December 2004

 

Exhibition ‘The French Collection’ Suburban Gallery, February 2005                  

 

“The affordable Art Show” Melbourne with Suburban 312 Gallery, sell-out, March 2005

 

Solo Exhibition, “Recent Works”, Private Gallery Toorak, March 2005

 

“The Sydney Art Show” with Suburban 312 Gallery, sell-out, September 2005

 

Art Sydney-Suburban Gallery -sell-out, June 2006 

 

Exhibition, “The Art of Romance” South Yarra Art House, July 2006                 

 

Solo Exhibition, Suburban 312 Gallery, August 2006

 

“The affordable Art Show” Melbourne with Suburban 312 Gallery, March 2007

 

Solo Exhibition, Manyung Gallery, March 2007

 

Artz Blitz 2007, Kingston Art Centre, March 2007

 

Solo Exhibition,  ‘New York Stories’ Suburban Gallery, sell-out, March 2007

 

Solo Exhibition, “Recent Works”, Balwyn Cafe Gallery, April 2007

 

“The Sydney Art Show”, NYC & other works with Suburban 312 Gallery, April 2007                 

 

1st, 2nd and 3rd Peoples Choice Award, St Kevin’s 37th Annual Art Show May 2007

 

Exhibition, Suburban 312 Gallery, August 2007

 

Exhibition, A Sensual September, Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza, September 2007

 

Solo Exhibition, Rhythms of the Sea, Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza, November 2007

 

Exhibition, South Yarra Art House, December 2007

 

Exhibition, Tusk Gallery South Yarra, February 2008

 

Solo Exhibition, In New York, Suburban 312 Gallery, March 2008

 

Exhibition, Brush Strokes for Infant Strokes, Royal Children’s Hospital Fund raising, July 2008

 

Solo Exhibition, ‘Freedom of Movement’, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, October 2008

 

Exhibition, Portsea Art Gallery, December 2008

 

Exhibited, Postcards, Watson Fine Art Gallery, Burwood Road Hawthorn, December 2008

 

Solo Exhibition, Suburban 312 Gallery, May 2009

 

Exhibited, Belvedere Vodka Art Exhibition, McCulloch Gallery, Rankins Lane Melbourne, June 2009

 

Joint Exhibition, McCulloch Gallery, Rankins Lane Melbourne, July 2009

 

Solo Exhibition, Glenferrie Contemporary Art, October 2009

 

Exhibited, Sydney Art 2009, October 2009

 

Solo Exhibition, Suburban 312 Gallery, December 2009

 

Very Special Kids Art Exhibition, March 2010

 

‘Art Melbourne’ with Suburban 312 Gallery, April 2010

 

Mornington Peninsula Art Show, 2nd Prize Peoples Choice Award, April 2010

 

Art Show Sorrento, May 2010

 

Solo Exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, May 2010

 

Art Show Sorrento, May 2010

 

Painting on location South France Jul-Nov 2010

 

Finalist Archibald Prize, April 2011, Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce AC

 

Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, April 2011 Highly Commended

 

Exhibited Art Red Hill, May 2011

 

Solo Exhibition 'Summertime & the Living is Easy', Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, November 2011

 

Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, April 2012,  2 Highly Commended

 

Winner ‘Salon des Refusés’ Peoples Choice 2012, Ita Buttrose

 

Solo Exhibition ‘Womanhood’, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, November 2012

 

Solo Exhibition ‘Barbara Tyson’s Beach’, Suburban Gallery, March 2013

 

Entered Archibald 2013, Dr Helen Caldicott March 2013

 

Finalist, Victorian, ‘Salon des Refusés’, Hilton Melb South Wharf, June-mid August 2013

 

Group Exhibition, A Passion for Life, Marriott Melbourne Hotel, June 2013

 

Third Prize Bronze Award, Camberwell At Show 2013

 

Solo Exhibition ‘Latest Works’, Suburban Gallery, December 2013

 

Sellout Solo Exhibition ‘Dapples in Both Hemisheres’, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, November 2013

 

Very Special Kids Art Exhibition, February-March 2014

 

Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Feature & Demonstrating Artist, June 2014

 

New Holloway Gallery openning Moffat Beach Sunshine Coast, May 2014

 

44th Bayside Artshow, Sandringham Yacht Club, August 2014

 

Solo Exhibition ‘Latest underwater Works’, Suburban Gallery, November 2014

 

Solo Exhibition ‘Latest Works’, Manyung Gallery Sorrento, January 2015

 

Dame Quentin Bryce offical Openning of Holloway Gallery Moffat Beach Sunshine Coast, March 2015

 

Outstanding Women Artist Exhibition, Media House Gallery, Melbourne, May 13th, 2015

 

Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, June 2015

 

Exhibited The 2015 ANL Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition, November 2015

 

‘Latest Works’, Suburban Gallery, November 2015



CAREER HISTORY

 

2004-2016                  Painting & exhibiting fulltime (exhibitions above)

 

2004                    Commissioned to paint in the south of France

 

2002                            Started teaching weekly oil painting lessons

 

2001                      Embarked full time painting career

 

1999                  Teaching painting weekend workshop ‘Passion in Oils’

 

1998              Expanded growth in part time commission

 

1995              5 years part time study of the old master techniques with Italian artist Roberto Coppa

 

1993                           Extensive art commissions with Coogi & Coles Myer used in Florence Italy

 

1988              Studied portraiture with Archibald Prize winner Reg Campbell, Charles Sturt University

 

1987              Studied Creative painting with David Hill, Charle Sturt University

 

1984                              Studied oils at the Doncaster Artists Society

 

1982              Studied watercolours with Alvaro Castagnet

 

1984              Managing Director of Logo Graphics

 

1980              Riverside Graphics Melbourne, illustrator/graphic designer

 

1978              Michael Bryce & Associates Qld, illustrator/graphic designer

 

1975/76         Painting watercolours while travelling Australia, England / Europe

 

1974              Cleo Magazine Consolidated Press Sydney. Art director, illustrator/graphic designer

 

1970              East Sydney Art School-Diploma Graphic Design Subjects Life Drawing,
                  anatomy, illustration, fine art, watercolour



AWARDS

 

1st Prize - 2 categories Whittlesea Art Show, 1981

 

‘Salon des Refusés’ Finalist 2003

 

1st, 2nd & 3rd Peoples Choice Award, St Kevin’s 37th Annual Art Show, May 2007

 

(30 solo Exhibitions 2004-2013)

 

(25 group Exhibitions 2002-2013)

 

Mornington Peninsula Art Show, 2nd Prize Peoples Choice Award, April 2010

 

Highly Commended Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2011

 

Archibald Prize Finalist 2011

 

Highly Commended Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2012

 

Winner “Salon des Refusés” Peoples Choice 2012

 

Third Prize Bronze Award, Camberwell At Show 2013




Her work is on continuous exhibition in -

 

Suburban 312 Gallery, New Street Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.

 

Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Melbourne

 

Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Melbourne

 

Holloway Gallery Moffat Beach Sunshine Coast

 

Tusk Gallery Chapel Street, South Yarra



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Most recent exhibitions

 

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