Becoming a Full Member of the Melbourne Society for Women Painters and Sculptors includes the process of Application Submission, a vetting of artworks, CV and Support Articles before a Committee for selection into the MSWPS fold of artists.
The Society seeks to elect professional artist members of High ability regardless of their style or genre.
We are therefore always thrilled to welcome our New Members and acknowledge their skills of discipline and their value adding to our unique Society.
2018 Welcomes New Members Inese Edwards, Jude Marganis, Lynn Banna, Cynthia Boyle and Ngaere Donald
Inese has always had a fascination with various styles of art and many mediums, but currently she is working with oil paints and acrylics. For her, the exploration of various mediums and techniques is an adventure. She loves the creamy controlled nature of oil paint and in contrast, the fluid acrylics and their magical unpredictability in abstract work.
Inese enjoys the effect of shine, transparency, light, and sun / shadow contrasts.
At the moment, she likes to find images in nature and highlight the basic elements of them and translate them into an abstract form, while creating colour combinations that are pleasing to the eye.
Inese has been exhibiting in various shows in Melbourne for a number of years.
I am a retired consultant paediatrician and relocated to Melbourne from Newcastle NSW. I have been in Australia for 30 years; prior to that I lived and studied in UK - I have been painting and doing drawing and painting workshops as a hobby all my life !
In 2014 I attended TAFE Newcastle Art School for one year of Art Access in painting and drawing - exhibited in “ night theme “ the Nobby beach and light house acrylic painting.
In 2015 after relocation to Melbourne and retirement I attended a year of water colour painting, weekly classes with U3A Melbourne city.
In 2016 I enrolled and qualified in Diploma Art Therapy from Latrobe University.
I joined Victorian Artists Society this year and I am currently doing watercolour and mixed media workshops - I exhibited at VAS last March in their yearly auction sale and also exhibited in the Melbourne Flower Show.
2017 Welcome to Karen Hopkins
Karen an exhibiting artist for over 20 years has works in numerous corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally. Her recent abstract paintings and quirky sculptures draw on themes inspired by nature, emotions, human interactions and virtues within us. Using colour, texture, form and rhythm she aims to take the viewer on a journey and explore the deeper levels that connect us all.