Vanessa Kelly

Vanessa Kelly

  • Artist’s Statement

    Vanessa Kelly is a Melbourne Based Artist who specialises in Landscapes and anything to do with the sea. Working with a wide range of mediums she looks to capture the unique moments in everyday life.

  • Biography

    My passion for painting and my architectural background are evident in my work. My early years growing up in country Victoria,
    and subsequent relocation to urban Melbourne create recurring themes of landscape, space and texture in my paintings. I am
    fluent in oil, watercolour and acrylic and I use these mediums to depict the subjects of my work.

    1965-1970 Studied design at RMIT
    1970-1975 Travelled and lived Overseas, in London ,Europe and Asia 1975 Commenced architectural design practice
    1977 Studied painting, life drawing and portraiture at CAE and RMIT

  • Awards

    2018 Gippsland Art Gallery - JOHN LESLIE LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE (acquired)
    King Valley Art Show – Grand Prize
    Leongatha Art Prize – First Prize Acrylic
    Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Art Show – First Prize Watercolour
    2017 Leongatha Rotary Art Show People’s Choice Award
    Trentham Art Show - Best Acrylic Painting Award
    King Valley Art Show - Judges Gem Award
    2016 Blairgowrie Yacht Club Art Show - Best In Show
    Mansfield Hospital Auxillary Show - People’s Choice Award & Best Small Painting Award
    2015 Blairgowrie Yacht Club Art Show - First Prize work under $500
    Trentham Art Show – First Prize Oil & First Prize Watercolour
    Werribee Art Show - People’s Choice Award
    Box Hill Art Show - People’s Choice Award
    2014 Trentham Art Show - First Prize Watercolour
    Blairgowrie Yacht Club Art Show - First Prize Acrylic & Best Painting in Show Award
    St Kevins College Art Show - Peoples Choice Award
    King Valley Art Show -First Prize Watercolour
    Mordialloc Rotary Art Show - Peoples Choice
    2013 Blairgowrie Art Show - First Prize Watercolour
    Mornington Art Show - People’s Choice Award
    King Valley Art Show - Eminence Wine Award (acquired)
    Marysville Art Show - Best Local Content Award
    2011 Blairgowrie Art Show - First Prize Oil
    PAST 1978 – 1997 was awarded 22 first prize awards for watercolour, oil and acrylic painting.

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2015 Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill
    2012, 2010 Warehouse Gallery, Abbotsford
    1994 , 1992, 1991 Capricorn Gallery, Collingwood
    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    1992 Women’s Exhibition, Capricorn Gallery
    1991 & 1990 Capricorn Gallery, Collingwood
    1987 Asia Pacific Art Expo, Singapore
    1987 & 1986 Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne
    1985 ‘Women’s 150’ Women’s Art Register
    1982 ‘The Gentle Art’ McClelland Gallery Victoria
    1980 Art Mart, National Gallery Society
    International Centennial Exhibition – Royal Exhibition Buildings
    ‘Le Cheval’ Eltham Wiregrass Gallery
    1970 Diamond Valley Gallery
    COLLECTIONS
    • Gippsland Regional Gallery
    • Dal Zotto Wines, King Valley
    • St Kevin’s College, painting used on cover of ‘History of St Kevins’ book
    • Eminence Wines, King Valley
    • Scotch College
    • Exhibition Building Trustees, Exhibition Building, Melb
    • Local Council Art Collections in Werribee, Malvern, Maryborough, Caulfield, Lilydale, Wangaratta, Kilmore & Bayswater
    • Private collections in Australia and overseas

  • Website

    https://www.vanessakelly.com.au/

Showing the single artwork

Vanessa Kelly

Wings Of The Sea, Spirit Of Tasmania
Framed: 90 x 70cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,600.00