QUALIFICATIONS: BA (Fine Arts), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Graphic Communication Education
TITLES: Head of Art Camberwell Girls Grammar 1985 to 2011
After graduating in Fine Arts and Education, Patricia (Tricia) pursued a career in teaching secondary art for many years, including 28 years as Head of Art at Camberwell Girls Grammar. She is inspired by travels in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Africa and South America. In recent times her interest in landscape and wildlife studies has evolved into a current passion for portraiture and life drawing.
She enjoys painting people, their emotions and relationships with the environment. Working from real life with models, whether nude or in costume, she finds particularly engaging. Each model, each pose has a story to tell and her own personal response gives her work an important emotional connection with that story. Technically, she works directly and fluently using charcoal, oil paint, acrylic or watercolour with little or no preliminary drawing, which gives the works spontaneity, vitality and authenticity. Portraits are a particular specialty. A recent exciting and enjoyable experience has been to create portraits of children where the children create the backgrounds and she superimposes their portraits over top. These collaborative artworks have proven to be very popular with the children, parents and grandparents alike.
2005 Solo exhibition at Tony Smibert Gallery, Kangaroo Ground.
Invitation/Group Exhibitions (selected)
2016 Studio4 Artists group exhibition at Maroondah Access Gallery
2016 Studio4 Artists group exhibition at Lindengate Gallery
2015 Studio4 Artists group exhibition at Tacit Gallery
2014 Studio4 Artists group exhibition at Lindengate Gallery
2012 – 2016 Mayoral Exhibition Maroondah Access Gallery, Maroondah Realm Gallery
1998 Water colour illustrations to complement the reflective text for ‘O Lago e a Vida’ (O Lake of Life) by William J Scrafield.