Ian Chapman

Ian Chapman

  • Artist’s Statement

    While my subjects are diverse and use of media varied, I consider draughtsmanship and creative design to be central to my work.

  • Biography

    After architectural studies, Ian Chapman painted at the Julian Ashton Art School for three years before studying etching and drawing at the City and Guilds School, London, and Atelier 17, Paris. He has been painting professionally and exhibiting since 1975, including 18 solo exhibitions and numerous shared, group and survey shows.

    Chapman has taught extensively in his own studio classes, Mitchell School of Creative Arts, as well as workshops and master classes throughout Australia. Notably, he conducted for many years classes in life drawing, life painting and portraiture, which were filled to capacity, at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney.

    With his wife, Vicki Parish (also an AWI member), he lived and painted in the Loire region of France for three years from 2003-2006. He now returns annually to exhibit with Gallery Jensen in Tours and also at the Château de Gizeux, where he is Artist-in-Residence. In 2008, they purchased a derelict winery in the Touraine, which they have converted to a studio and residence.

    Chapman is a regular finalist in the Dobell Prize for Drawing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. As a portraitist, he has earned many commissions, has been selected three times as a finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize and was represented in the ‘Portraits 2001’ Federation Celebration National Touring Exhibition. In 2012 and 2013, and 2016 the Societé des Pastellistes de France invited him to exhibit in their International Salon. In 2018 he was their Invite' d' Honneur .

    He is represented in the collections of Warringah Council, Murwillumbah Shire, IBM, Commonwealth Bank, Lend Lease, Transfield, Trinity Grammar School, Janet Holmes à Court and the Belgiorno-Zegna family, as well as in private collections in Australia, France, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New York and Vienna.

    Elected as a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute in 1981, Ian Chapman has been AWI Vice President since 2006. he was elected Life Member in 2018

  • Exhibitions

    2007-2016 Annual expositions, Gallerie Jensen ,Tours France
    2009-2016 Annual exposition La Graineterie, Continvoir , France.
    2010 Forest Galley, Durras NSW
    2016 Leichhardt Library, Sydney, works from residency, Dawn Fraser Studio
    2018 Invite d'honneur, Societe des Pastellistes de Franche, La Rochelle

    2006-2016 Annual Exposition, Chateau de Gizeux, France
    2018 Recent works, Chateau de Gizeux, Franche

    2011 Artsite Gallery, Sydney “Nude”,
    Kedumba Drawing Award, Blackheath
    Taiwan international Watercolour Exhibition
    Salon International de la Societie des Pastellistes de France.Feytiat
    Artsite Gallery Sydney, Pastel Exhibition,
    Salon International de la Societie des pastellistes de France,Feytiat
    Modern Masters of Watercolour, Shanghai
    Salon International de la Societie des Pastellistes de France
    Plein Aire Prize. Sydney
    Artsite Gallery Sydney, Pastel exhibitions
    Gallipoli Prize exhibition.
    Calleen Prize exhibition, Cowra
    Maritime Prize exhibition, Melbourne
    Plein Aire Prize,Sydney
    Internationale D'Aquarella. Mexico City
    Calleen Prize,Cowra
    Salon International de la Societie des Pastellistes de France, La Rochelle
    Townsville Portrait Prize. Townsville
    Calleen Prize, Cowra
    Maritime Painting Prize Melbourne.
    Gallipoli Prize,Sydney

  • Website


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Ian Chapman

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82 x 122cm Acrylic on Canvas $5,000.00