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Glenise Clelland

Before retiring to Noosa North Shore 23 years ago Glenise was a well known and award winning fashion designer of Haute Couture winning Queensland Designer of the Year.

Today she is best known for her strong figurative studies and landscape paintings inspired by many journeys – particularly through the Pacific Islands, PNG and Northern Australia. Her background in fashion and theatre design and her passion for colour, texture and form are evident in all her work today – both figurative and landscape.

Glenise uses colour to express emotion and her canvases and mixed media work vibrate with vitality and life. For 23 years the peace nd tranquility and the everchanging light around her studio at Noosa North Shore was a constant source of inspiration for her expressive canvases. Glenise now works from her studio at Pullenvale, Brisbane.

Glenise has had over 15 solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries in Australia and overseas. Her paintings have been selected four times as a finalist in Tattersalls Landscape Prize. Her paintings are represented in government, corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas. Her paintings have won many awards including the Ian Fairweather memorial Prize and the Caloundra Arts Festival. Three of her Pacific paintings were selected by an international jury for exhibition at the Florence Biennale.

For Glenise, life drawing has alsways been central to her artistic development and has allowed her to process what she sees and feels. Now there are 2 books available with 40 of her black and white and coloured figurative images – LOVES FALLS IN LOVE WITH LOVE and OF LOVING AND SENSUALITIES.

Her colourful book AUSTRALIA Images and Inspiration hass 22 diverse Australian landscapes. The books are available from her website.

Glenise is an active member of the Half Dozen Group Brisbane and the Royal Queensland Art Society.

Samaneh Mohtadi

About Artist

Samaneh Mohtadi found her artistic talent since her childhood when she won the first prize of charcoal drawing in provincial competition. Since 2005, she focused more sophistically on watercolour painting and used power of watercolour in illustrating beauties of light and colours which are laid within scenic views of nature, historical places, and people along with her career as IT professional.
She has been attending to renowned Persian teachers Djamal Khorraminejad and Siavash Mazloumipoor workshops and classes. She has been appreciated by her teachers for her talent, enthusiasm, and capabilities in watercolour painting. Her painting subjects include but not limited to landscape, portrait, figures, still life, floral, and fauna.
Since she has moved to Australia in 2016, she has become a member of Watercolour Society of Queensland and has continued painting inspired by beautiful landscapes of Australia. She is Associate member of International Watercolour Society (IWS) and has been actively participating in various watercolour exhibitions. She has been finalist of Queensland Figurative Prize 2018 and Semi-finalist of IWS Bulgaria (the results to be announced).

Contact Artist:

www.samanehpaintings.com

Exhibitions:

2019, IWS Bulgaria, Varna City Art Gallery
2019, Women’s work, Royal Queensland Art Society
2018, Queensland Figurative, Royal Queensland Art Society
2018, Harold and Agnes Richardson Drawing Prize, Royal Queensland Art Society
2018, Ekka Fine Art, Royal Queensland Art Show
2018, Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show, Toowoomba Grammar School
2018, Autumn Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Mt Cootha Auditorium
2018, Lions Art Extravaganza, Garden City
2018, Annual exhibition of Queensland Watercolour Society, Mt Cootha Auditorium
2018, Mainly Watercolour Exhibition, Richard Randall Art Studio Gallery
2018, St Marks Art Show, Anglican Clayfield
2018, Theca Show, Techa
2017, Ekka Fine Art, Royal Queensland Art Show
2017, Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show, Toowoomba Grammar School
2017, Autumn Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Mt Cootha Auditorium
2017, Lions Art Extravaganza, Garden City
2017, Annual exhibition of Queensland Watercolour Society, Mt Cootha Auditorium
2017, Mainly Watercolour Exhibition, Richard Randall Art Studio Gallery
2017, St Marks Art Show, Anglican Clayfield
2017, Brookfield Art Show, Art Pavilion Brookfield Showground
2016, Lions Art Extravaganza, Garden City
2016, Annual exhibition of Queensland Watercolour Society, Mt Cootha Auditorium
2016, Mainly Watercolour Exhibition, Richard Randall Art Studio Gallery