Pat Mc Kenzie

Pat Mc Kenzie

  • Biography

    Pat works in all mediums. Exhibited in solo exhibitions, teaches painting.
    Finalist in ANL Maritime exhibition for past 4 years.
    Commissioned by Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie 12 watercolours, now featured on Gourmet chocolate packaging.

  • Awards

    See below

  • Exhibitions

    1995:
    Studied oil painting classes in Geelong, Victoria under Robyn Kittelty-Redman. Began painting
    seriously part-time.
    1996:
    Moved full time to The Glen farm in Aireys Inlet, Victoria. Extended the farm house to include a studio,
    where I began to paint more seriously.
    Started to enter local community art shows in Melbourne, Geelong and country areas.
    1999:
    Won Highly Commended Oil Painting at Anglesea Art Show
    Began watercolour classes. Attended painting workshops conducted by Amanda Hyatt, David Taylor, Ross Paterson, Malcolm Beattie, and Greg Allen over the next few years.
    2001:
    Travelled to Italy with Margaret Cowling,a member of Melbourne’s top 20 watercolourists, to study and paint plein-air in Florence, Venice, Rome and Lucca.
    2002:
    Exhibited and sold in Lucca, Italy. Held a solo exhibition ( “At Home And Away”), at the Lighthouse Keepers Cottages in Aireys Inlet
    2003:
    Travelled to Darwin, then to Kakadu and Litchfield National Park on a 14 day painting trip.
    Held another solo exhibition (“At Home And Away”) at the Lighthouse Keepers Cottages in Aireys Inlet.
    2004:
    Cape York Safari with Doug Beattie, for 2 week 4WD camping and painting trip. Painted en plein-air to the top of Australia. Have hanging space in “Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery”, Aireys Inlet.
    2005:
    Exhibited in a joint exhibition with Beverley Corridas and Janet Fitzpatrick (Town ‘n’ Country) at the Victorian Artists Society Galleries in Melbourne.
    Work my own plein-air studio on Federal Street, Aireys Inlet, when weather permits. Tourists and locals walk to view the Split-Point Lighthouse and pass our block of land, where I hang my paintings on the post and rail fence, set up my easel, and begin to paint. Many paintings are sold and many tales are told.

    2006:
    Won ‘Best Oil” at Anglesea Art Show
    Travelled through The Kimberleys, again with watercolours. However, as this was not a specific painting tour, painting time was limited, however I still managed many on site sketches to be included in my 2008 exhibition.
    Worked again in my plein-air studio when weather permits.
    2007:
    Won “Best Oil’ Anglesea Art Show
    Travelled to France – Paris and the Dordogne (Bordeaux) Valley. Also London. An artists paradise.
    Plein-air studio work when weather permits.
    2008:
    Won “Best Oil” Anglesea Art Show
    Solo exhibition held in the Victorian Artists Society Galleries, Melbourne, July 31 – Aug 6
    2009:
    Solo exhibition at Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery, Aireys Inlet, 14 th Feb – 10 th March. Travelled to Paris, Cinque Terre Italy, with watercolourist Margaret Cowling, Lake Como, Switzerland, with Bev Coridas, on painting trip.
    2010:
    Won “Peoples’ Choice” category for “Lorne View”. at the Lorne Easter Art Show.
    Won Best Pastel for “Eagle Rock: at Anglesea Art Show
    Won “Peoples Choice” Award for “Riagammore” at Anglesea Art Show.
    Honorable mention for “the Coolamaon Tree’ at Angair Art Show
    2011:
    Travelled to Santorini in the Greek Islands to paint a commission for Dr. Ann Read, joined painting tour of Turkey with tutor Ev Hales.
    Won “Best Oil at Anglesea Art Show for “The Gathering”
    2012:
    Solo exhibition at Victorian Artists Society “Santorini, Italy,Turkey & More..”
    Won “Best Painting of the Show” Anglesea Art Show for “Early Morning Walk”
    “Early Morning Walk” chosen for Surf Coast 2013 Calendar
    Studio open as part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
    Painted a commission 1.2M x 2.4 m for Steve Marinelli & Jeanette
    2013:
    Won “Highly Commended” for “Ali Baba & Leila” at St. Kevins’ Art Show.
    Studio open as part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
    Won “1st Prize Painting Section at Birregurra Art Show for “Reflections”
    Travelled to Sicily with Maggie Cowling and David Disher for 3 week painting trip.
    2014:
    April - solo exhibition at Eagles’ Nest fine Art Gallery - Aireys Inlet.
    June - Won “Best Oil" Anglesea Art Show
    August – Studio open as part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
    2015:
    April - Won “Peoples’ Choice” for “Getting Ready” at Lorne Easter Art Show.
    June - Won “Best Acrylic” at Anglesea Art Show.
    August – Studio open as part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
    October 10th - Won Highly commended at Birregurra Art Show for Ocean View (acrylic) & Forest Meanderings (w/c)
    Finalist in the ANL Art Prize at the Mission to Seafarers at the Docklands.
    Sold “The Loading“ to ANL shipping lines, watercolour

    2016:
    February - Commissioned to paint 10 watercolour paintings, by the Great Ocean
    Road Chocolaterie & Ice creamery currently being built.
    June - won “Best Acrylic” for “Down the Coast” at Anglesea Art show.
    August – Studio open as part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
    October – Finalist in ANL Maritime Art Prize at the Mission to Seafarers at Docklands.
    Sold “The Docking” Oil to ASP .
    October – Birregurra Art Show - Won Highly commended for “The Girls” acrylic.
    Painting also was sold and won “Peoples’ Choice “ award.
    2017:
    February – held watercolour workshop at Fyansford in Geelong
    March – another 2watercolour paintings for the Chocolaterie in Anglesea.
    April – entered Eqine Exhibition at Mansfield, Vic.
    June – Won Best Painting of the Show for “Days Gone By” at Anglsea Art & Craft
    Show.
    August – “Artist in Residence” at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Icecreamery as
    part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
    October – finalist in ANL Maritime Art Prize at the Mission to Seafarers at Docklands.
    2018:
    January – Held an exhibition at “Little Feast” restaurant in Aireys Inlet, where 4 large
    paintings were sold.
    June – Won “ Best Acrylic” for “The Red Buouy”
    October – finalist in ANL Maritime Art Prize at Mission to Seafarers at Docklands.
    2019:
    April – Solo exhibition at Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery, Aireys Inlet.
    April – won Best Oil painting at the Lorne Art Show for “The Swing Bridge”
    June – Won Best Painting of the show at the Anglesea Art Show “Days Gone By”.
    July – Solo exhibition at the Victorian Artists Society.
    August – studio open as part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
    October - Finalist in ANL Maritime Art Prize at Mission to Seafarers at Docklands.
    - Second Prize in Pastels at Birregurra Art Show for “Magnolias”.
    2020: Due to Covid 19
    Pats’ Watercolour & Oil classes, normally held at the Geelong Art Society, are beingtaught via Zoom .
    Also her Anglesea Art House oil class and her Torquay watercolour class are also being taught via Zoom.

  • Website

    www.patmckenzie.com.au

Showing the single artwork

  • Pat Mc Kenzie

    Dry Dock - Highly Commended - Traditional (sold)
    Framed: 90 x 70 cm Watercolour on Paper $1,850.00