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FRED WHITSON

Victoria, AUSTRALIE

Tel. : +61-407-723-758

Email : contact@fredwhitsonfineart.com

Site : fredwhitsonfineart.com

 

 

  

 

BIOGRAPHY 

 

 

I am an artist residing on Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula. I’ve shown works at several galleries and exhibitions within Australia, as well as demonstrating and exhibiting internationally, particularly in France and Italy. While I’m at ease with all matter of subjects, my real passions lie with representing the human figure and portraiture. The richness of variety and expression that the human form is capable of constantly presents opportunities and inspiration for new work, and which is a reason that my artistic journey feeds my soul.

 

Largely self-taught, my techniques are heavily influenced by the lessons passed down the Masters, with an aim to achieve accuracy in draughtsmanship, but to also create an ethereal atmosphere, and to explore possibilities with colours and materials. Most of my development comes from spending many, many hours of practice in front of the easel, or in a gallery with a sketch book, and making use of any occasion to learn.

 

Having extensive experience in the field of education. I relish the opportunity to conduct workshops in order to help other artists express themselves through art. Assisting others in their artistic progress and seeing the satisfaction they derive from the experience is one of the most rewarding things I can do as an artist. 

 

 

ARTISTIC EDUCATION

 

 

2013

 

‘Drawing from Life’ with David Kassan, Adelaide, South Australia. 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2011 – 2014         

 

Continental Annual Art exhibition, Sorrento, Victoria (Honorable Mention 2011).

 

 

2012 – 2016        

  

Mornington Art Show, annual event, Mornington, Victoria.

 

 

2014 - 2015         

  

Sandringham Art Show, Victoria.

 

 

2014

  

Solo exhibition, Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington, Victoria.

 

 

2015

  

Mini solo exhibition, Sorrento, Victoria.

 

Camberwell Art Show, Victoria.

 

 

2016

 

Walkerville Art Show, South Australia.

 

 

2017            

  

Joint exhibition,  M.A.D. Gallerie, Milan, Italy.

 

 

2018           

 

Mornington Art Show, annual event, Mornington, Victoria. 

 

 

WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

 

 

2015             

 

Portraiture from life, Maldon, Victoria. 

 

Demonstration, Musee de Picardie, Amiens, France.

 

 

2017             

 

Advanced Drawing course, Peninsula Art Society, Frankston, Victoria. 

 

Portraiture techniques demonstration, Peninsula Art Society, Frankston, Victoria. 

 

Demonstration at Musee dÓrsay, Paris, France. 

 

Demonstration at Petit Palais, Paris, France. 

 

Demonstration at Musee Calvet, Avignon, France. 

 

Demonstration at Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nice, France. 

 

Demonstration at Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, Italy. 

 

Demonstration at M.A.D. Gallerie, Milan, Italy.

 

 

2018            

  

Portraiture techniques workshop, Peninsula Art Society, Frankston, Victoria. 

 

Demonstration at Musee des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France.

 

 

2019             

 

Portraiture techniques demonstration, McLelland Guild of Artists, Langwarrin, Victoria. 

 

Portraiture techniques workshop, McLelland Guild of Artists, Langwarrin, Victoria. 

 

Portraiture techniques workshop, Hobsons Bay Art Society, Hobsons Bay, Victoria. 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

2014             

 

Fine Art Views – featured artist.

 

 

2015        

 

 Fine Art Studio Online (FASO) – featured artist. 

 

Fine Art Views – featured artist.

 

 

2017            

 

‘Vent Art’, Côte d’Azur – featured artist.

 

 

2018            

 

‘Peninsula Essence’ magazine – feature article

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