Guenter Barth was born in East Germany and started painting at the age of 16. In 1957, with his new wife, Edel and his paints, he fled from communist Germany into Berlin. They migrated to Australia in 1960, but it wasn’t until 1994 when he retired that he could follow his dream of devoting his time to painting. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and has been inspired by the contrast and beauty of Australian

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ANNIE JOSEPH is a long time supporter of the Portland Art Exhibition. She loves painting and drawing the landscape. “There is never any shortage of subjects, and am lucky to be able to work in my wondrous studio surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys of Old Bowenfels at Lithgow.” Her heartland is further west though, out in the central west where “the sky comes down to your boots!” Annie mostly works in charcoal, pen and

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Nicole Foxall is a colour junkie who loves injecting hefty doses of pigment and vibrancy into her paintings. Her mission is to express and create from the world around her and bring colour and happiness to people's walls. Nicole's painting process is loose and spontaneous with each piece a unique translation of the subject. Nicole works out of a backyard studio which she shares with her husband who is also a painter and creator. She

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To celebrate the 40th Anniversary, the society has chosen to choose four feature artists. JOE PENN For over 30 years he has been painting full time, working in a variety of mediums. He is well known for his Impressionistic oils of landscapes, portraits and figures, he is currently Vice President of The Royal Art Society. LESLEY O'SHEA I am fascinated by faces. The challenge to portray an individual’s personality and likeness in paint is the passion that

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Dennis Claydon – A Storyteller in pastels Dennis moved from Albury about 2 years ago and he and his wife Gae have now made their home in Orange. Dennis is a horticulturist by trade (in charge of Randwick Racecourse, Sydney Showground, Dreamworld and many others) and he commenced painting in 1993. The rest they say is history – as he had been winning major awards ever since. Some of Dennis’s achievements are: • Best Painting

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We had a great time meeting our Feature Artist Wanda Driscoll the other day, a range of her wonderful paintings will be exhibited at the Portland Art Purchase Society's exhibition. A short video from the meeting can be viewed below. // Post by Portland Art

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Room with a view

The focus of his paintings is often around the fringe dwellers of outback society and their eccentricities. His endeavour is to catch the spirit of these people and their landscape with all its idiosyncrasies. A strong undercurrent of dry humour finds its way into many of his works. Eris has a great interest in the history of the outback and the history of art itself. He reads extensively, especially biographies of the past greats, whether

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Garry has been entering the Portland art Show since 1989...having missed only a few. "Govetts Leap vista" won Presidents Award for best Landscape in Traditional Style in 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show "A life on the land" (which is a portrait of local identity Chris Bird) won First Prize in Figurative; Best Exhibit across sections 1-22; and An Award of Excellence at 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show Garry was born in Lithgow, NSW, Australia in

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Greg Jarmaine is a prize winning traditional artist, who works in both oil and water colour. He has lived most of his life on the eastern seaboard of NSW, and much of his works reflects his affinity with the water. He has been painting professionally for over 30 years, and has been involved in numerous exhibitions. To date he has held 18 one man shows. His paintings have been acquired for municipal and corporate collections

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Greg lives and works near Bathurst NSW Australia. His works are represented in collections throughout Australia, America, Greece and England. Greg's work, consisting of paintings in mixed media and hand coloured limited edition etchings, appeals to a wide range of collectors and those people who enjoy Greg's unique

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