John Woodland

John Woodland

  • Artist’s Statement

    In all my time as a watercolourist, I have never lost the enthusiasm and appeal that this beautiful expression of art offers to an artist.

  • Biography

    Fellow of The Royal Art Society of NSW, Fellow of Australian Society of Marine Artists, Member Australian Watercolour Institute and Professional Member International Society of Marine Painters

  • Influences

    Born in Sydney in 1944, I was educated in The Rocks area where I grew to appreciate the significance of the inner city buildings, the streetscapes and Sydney Harbour. I became interested in the local architecture and the everchanging scene on the harbour and the wharves. I have also frequently expressed in my work the hardships and difficulties of life that people were forced to endure in past years. Regarding maritime events I have illustrated the treacherous attempts of salvage at sea and the living conditions aboard sailing vessels. In other subjects I have tried to portray life in industrial situations and home-life in depressed times.
    I have painted exclusively in watercolour for over fifty years and I truly believe that it is the most beautiful expression of all mediums. Painting in watercolour is always challenging and it can often be difficult and frustrating to express, however the rewards are always worth the experience.

  • Awards

    In 2010 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and in the same year I was invited to become a Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute. I am also a Founding Member and an elected Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists and a Professional Member of the International Society of Marine Artists.

  • Exhibitions

    I have been exhibiting for many years and have received numerous awards including wins at the Sydney Royal Easter Art Show, Royal Canberra Art Award, Bright Watercolour Art Award, Singleton Art Award, Popular Choice Award at both the ACTA Shipping National Maritime Art Award and Mission to Seafarers ANL National Maritime Art Exhibitions.

Showing the single artwork

  • John Woodland

    Winner Best Traditional work - Tooronga and Changte
    Framed: 74 x 94 cm Watercolour on Paper $3,500.00