Carolyn Vickers

Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

122 Wonga Rd

Millgrove   

0425 772 674

carolynvickersart.com

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I grew up on a farm in country Victoria with four sisters also into art, lots of dogs, cats and parents who encouraged our artistic endeavours. I don’t remember a time that didn’t involve art and lots of drawings of animals, people and nature. Not a lot has changed, these are still my favourite subjects. I enjoy working in different mediums as the inherent nature of each medium gives a totally different feeling to the subject. I chose printmaking when doing my BA in fine art at Victoria College and I've recently returned to that medium, specifically lino printing. I love the bold graphic effect and especially the surprise element that is uncovered when printing.
I am lucky to have a Kelpie-cross dog who has been the inspiration for many recent drawings, paintings and prints. I find her the perfect muse to convey what I want to explore in my work. In these pieces I try to capture a state of being expressed by the relationship between my dog and the surrounding space. I hope my work captures the soulfulness and essence of the animals and natural beauty that I am so grateful to be surrounded by.

Recent Exhibitions

2018  Natural Observations, group exhibition, Waterwheel Gallery, Warburton, Victoria, Australia

2017  Resonate, group exhibition, Waterwheel Gallery, Warburton, Victoria, Australia

2016  A little Bit Obsessed, solo exhibition, Waterwheel Gallery, Warburton, Victoria

2016-2018  Face 2 Face Street art exhibition Co-developed and organised this exhibition with Suyin Chan

2016-2019  Commissions for private collections

2015  Epiphany, group exhibition, Waterwheel Gallery, Warburton, Victoria, Australia

2010-2019 designed logos for Geoff’s Gardening Service, Upper Yarra Body Image Group, Upper Yarra Community House, BVH Services logo

Won logo competition for Upper Yarra Community Enterprise logo

2013-2015 participated in local group exhibitions including Annual exhibition Visage at Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Wild Thyme Café group exhibitions

1998  Mural for Warburton Primary School

Education

1985 BA Fine Art, Victoria College

2018 University of Newcastle NHI101x: Drawing Nature,Science &Culture: Natural History Illustration 101

2019 Auspicious Arts Incubator A.T.S.

© 2016 by Yarra Valley Arts Inc.

PO Box 510, Healesville, 3777