New Members

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 and Jude Marganis

Jude Marganis

 I studied art up to year 12,  followed by various life drawing and oil painting classes. Then my family came along so art was put on hold for quite a while. In 2007 I joined the Whitehorse Arts Association and was involved in classes for 7 years with Alan Close including 1 year of portraiture and life drawing classes. Whilst still at Whitehorse, in 2009, I joined Malcolm Beattie's watercolour class at Peninsula Art Society for 1 year, then in 2010  I joined his tonal oil class at his studio in Camberwell. I continued in his class for 7 years. I feel lucky to have had such talented and knowledgeable teachers and am still striving to reach their standards!
I like to paint everyday subjects, mainly in oil, often with figures and I always consider light and tone.

Collins St Melbourne







2017 Welcome to Karen Hopkins

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.

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