Anne Yang - Artist Profile

Anne began painting in 1998, as a busy full-time Mum to four children. As her family have grown in independence, she has been able to focus more on her art and paints in both pastel and oil from her home studio in Cooroy. 

Artist Statement – “I have been told that my paintings possess “soul”, in the sense of an emotional or intellectual energy.  With an emotional connection to my subject, I paint in response to this.  I delight in the beauty of nature, be it the rugged beauty of the bush or the delicacy of a flower.  I paint predominantly with soft pastel, as I enjoy the immediacy and vibrancy of this medium. I enjoy capturing the contrasting variety of colour, texture and form in the landscape and the illuminating power of sunlight.”  

Anne has attended classes and workshops with many tutors, including Australians, Max Wilkes, John Wilson, Ross Paterson, Lyn Mellady, Louise Corke, Penelope Gilbert-Ng, Christine Clark, Lyn Diefenbach and Leoni Duff as well as Jack Pardue (USA) and Margaret Evans (Scotland). 

Recent Solo Exhibitions: 

Dec 2012 Harbourtown Gallery, Tewantin Marina - “Playing with Light”

Dec 2011 Bold in Gold Gallery, Artist of the Month, Montville 

March 2011 Suncoast Christian Church, Woombye

Recent Group Exhibitions:

September 2012/2103 Kenilworth Art Show Kenilworth Qld

July 2012/2013 Pastel Society of Australia Winter Exhibition, Brisbane, Qld

June 2012 Kalaji Arts Group Exhibition, Graydon Gallery, Brisbane 

April 2012/2013  Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition

January 2012 Kalaji Arts Group Exhibition Surat on Balonne Gallery, Surat

Recent Awards:

2012- Pastel Society of Australia 

General  Country  Member’s Incentive Prize Winner

2012- Mary Valley Art Festival

1st Prize Still-Life

2012- Kenilworth Art Show

Highly Commended – Landscape Section

2012- Kenilworth Art Show

Highly Commended – Landscape Section

2011 – Local Landscape Kenilworth Art show

1st Prize Mary Valley Viewpoint

2010 –  Local landscape Kenilworth Art Show 

                   1st Prize Mary Valley Viewpoint  

 2008 –Noosa Regional Gallery $10 000 Travelling Scholarship Awards


2007 - Australian Artist Magazine Competition “My Favourite Subject”, September 2007 Edition  

                  Top 10 Finalist

2007 –Noosa Regional Gallery $10 000 Travelling Scholarship Awards



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