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.

2019 Welcomes New members: Anne Melloy, Helen Jean Gray, Julie Turner, Laurel Sloan, Carolyn Katinas, Margaret Baird, Kath McCann Steffie Wallace, Lynn Morgan, Jackie McKinnon, Margaret Picken, Nita Jawary, Terry Swann.

Margaret Picken, Nita Jawary and Terry Swann

2018 Welcomes New Members Mandy Brown, Tessa Wallis, Cathy Yarwood-Mahy, Maria Radun, Jenni Guilfoyle, Sylvia Isaac, Cetta Pilatti, Jessie-Rae O'Connor, Inese Edwards, Jude Marganis, Lynn Banna, Cynthia Boyle, Ngaere Donald and Mandi Potgieter.

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


Inese Edwards


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.

"Corals " oil on stretched canvas 50 x 75 cm


Lynn Banna

In summary:
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.

Lynn Banna and a few artworks.







Marion Chapman Welcomes Cynthia Boyle as a New MSWPS Full Member