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Janet Matthews


Colour pencil and graphite workshop

Class Full, Waitlist Applies

During the five day workshop Janet will share her pencil techniques, covering a range of different subjects.

Janet teaches with a step by step demonstration and then individual tuition.

Her workshops are suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced.

Day 1   Colour pencil techniques and Flowering Gum

Day 2   Bird in colour pencil – Gouldian finch

Day 3   Graphite techniques and a Regent honeyeater on Bark

Day 4   Fur in colour pencil – Koala portrait

Day 5   Bird in colour pencil – Eagle portrait.

Janet's work has been described as “weaving magic” with pencil.

“My art is my passion, especially pencil, colour pencil and graphite.  I love to draw our botanical and wildlife subjects with intensity, personality and precise detail.  I want to engage and inspire viewers with the beauty and uniqueness of our natural world.”

Janet is a multi-award winning artist exhibiting regularly in Australia and overseas.

Her drawings capture the personality and “story” of her subjects, giving viewers a personal connection with the birds and flowers they see in their gardens and local parks.

Accolades include -

Artwork in the collection of the New York State Museum, USA and the Roberson Museum and Science Centre, New York, USA.

2023 Artwork featured on Gardening Australia show

2023 / 2021 Creative Art Award Deniliquin Art Show

2022 Botanical Award QWASI international exhibition

2021 Wildlife Art Museum of Australia Excellence award

Represented Australia in the World Wide Botanical Exhibition 2018

Juried Award, Focus on Nature 2014, New York State Museum (top 14 artworks);- Commissions by Australia Post for stamp images released in 2006 and 2009 and 2021;

Wildlife Artist of the Year- 2017, 2013 and 2011 - (Wildlife Art Society of Australasia).

Kenneth Jack Drawing Award- 2013, Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

Fellow of the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia

Fellow of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

Diploma and a Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Monash University.

Published in many magazines as well as books, including “50 Top Australian Artists”, “Wild Inspirations“ (Wildlife Art Museum of Australia) and “Flora of Australia” 2018.

Janet runs classes and workshops teaching colour pencil techniques as well as has E-books, E-workshops and dvd’s available.  More info is on her website.

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