RQAS Artist Profiles

Below you will find profiles on some of our Royal Queensland Art Society Members featured at Petrie Terrace Gallery.

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Juanita Sanganithy

Juanita is an Australian artist who enjoys being immersed in nature, observing the colours, light and textures, and bringing these to life on the canvas. Capturing images from the natural [...]

Bridget Bradley

Bridget Bradley, is a contemporary abstract artist and graphite penciller with a passion for painting, particularly in abstract expressionism. Throughout life, Bridget has studied various art techniques, including drawing, etching, [...]

Catherine Porter

Catherine Porter Art has been an integral part of my life, since a very young age. Mt Stromlo Observatory and the Research School of Biological Sciences, ANU Canberra gave me [...]

Sue Palmer

Artist – Sue Palmer Sue’s primary practice is acrylic and mixed media paintings, but she also enjoys charcoal drawing, oil and soft pastel, and watercolour. Her other interests lie in [...]

Andrew K

Andrew K is a self-taught artist based in Brisbane, Australia. He creates vibrant and expressive paintings that explore the beauty and diversity of people and nature. Inspired by the colours [...]

Cemre Atmaca

I was born in Turkey in 1989. I have been living in Australia for 15 years. I am a artist whose work breathes life into imagination. Through a palette of [...]

Kate Hessling

Kate Hessling As a self-taught artist I enjoy challenging myself and experimenting with different ideas and subject matters.  These can range from expressionist to impressionist, to just strange abstract ideas [...]

Karen Dyer

Karen Dyer Painting solely in oil and with a primary focus on still life, Karen works to imbue her chosen subjects with a ‘soul’ or spiritual energy despite being considered [...]

Susan Joyce

Susan began painting after finding some paints her children had left out. She attended classes, collected enough art reference books and magazines to fill a library, concentrated on acrylics, then [...]

Helen Syron

Helen says on her own practice, "I consider myself a Modern/Contemporary artist, and have been so since I was about 12 years old. I have had lessons in contemporary painting, [...]

Charlotte Wensley

Charlotte is a full time 2D abstract mixed media artist from the Sunshine Coast. With an enduring curiosity for shape and colour, Charlotte works with both printmaking and paint as [...]

Sabine Von Graz

Sabine Von Graz Artist’s Profile Sabine Von Graz has been in the arts since her Austrian childhood, when she was surrounded by her mother’s painting, sculptures and art classes. Sabine’s [...]

Chris Gosley

I Commenced formal training in oils aged 9 under Wolfgang Sass, producing traditional landscapes and seascapes, and at 15 transitioned to classical oil portraiture as the only ever student of [...]

Sorour Fattahi

I am a multidisciplinary artist, originally from Iran. In 2003 I first arrived in Australia, and after obtaining an MVA from Queensland College of Art I embarked on a journey [...]

Patrick Creenaune

Patrick is an Australian visual artist and has been painting since 2016. He works mainly with acrylic and oil, on canvas and board. Patrick has under taken Artist workshops and [...]

Zheng Liu

Zheng Liu was a professional artist in Beijing, China and participated in exhibitions in many Asian, European and South American countries. Immigrated to Australia in 2016 and now is a [...]

Wael Zaki Hamarneh

Wael Hamarneh’s interest in drawing, calligraphy, design and painting grew up with him since his early years. With a passion for art and design, he entered the field of Architecture [...]

Helen Grace Caldwell

Helen is a Brisbane based watercolour artist concentrating on landscape and portraiture. For her, art is neither profession nor a hobby; rather simply what she must do and has done [...]

Robert John Burton

Robert John Burton Profile Robert John Burton trained as a painter at the Queensland College of Fine Arts from which he graduated with Honours in 1987 under Dr Pat Hoffie. [...]

Renuka Russell

I am a Brisbane based emerging artist having painted as a hobby from a young age. Pursuing a creative career, my background is in Interior Design (Bach App. Sc. Built [...]

Elisabeth Ruiz

About Artist Elisabeth spent her early years in Barcelona where she dabbled in drawing and painting  from an early age. As an adult Elisabeth continued developing  her art with watercolours [...]

Gary Myers

Gary was born in Brisbane where he received private tuition under the late David Fowler. He also trained in illustration and has worked extensively in this field. His training and [...]

James Brown

"Art has been art of my life for as long as I can remember, and I have been oil painting for at least 60 years, on and off, with breaks [...]

Laura Phillips

About Artist SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Last 5 years) 2012 Nature Ramble, Strathnairn Art Centre, Canberra 2010 Long Gaze, Graydon Gallery, Brisbane 2008 Recently, Gallery 419, Brisbane 2008 CBD, Ellen Quinn Gallery, [...]

Marie Adams

My focus is on portraiture, life drawing and the Australian landscape. I am fascinated by the dilemma of portraying people; of how to capture an aspect of each person’s unique [...]

Zygmunt Libucha

I established my studio in Brisbane in 1988. As a teenager carving timber I progressed to bronze then sandstone and granite. Now my favourite medium is marble. More of my [...]

Karen Collins

As a keen hiker, I have been able to study more remote areas and translate them in oil paint. I hope to provide those who are unable to experience these [...]

Glen Gillard

After six years Army service, including postings to Malaya and Vietnam, [ 1962 – 1968 ] Glen began life as an artist. That of course meant much trial and error [...]

Robyn Moon

What began as a hobby instantly became a passion that has evolved despite life’s winding path over the past 25 years. Robyn has settled in the Noosa Hinterland after living [...]

Sharon Beckett

Sharon Beckett - Artist   Instagram – @sharonbeckett_art   Sharon is an interdisciplinary artist, whose most recent work is founded on a drawing practice which sees her traverse from expansive [...]

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 [...]

David Ladley

About Artist David Ladley An artist of thirty years experience. After completing a business career as creative director of a major advertising agency, now concentrates solely on painting. Has painted [...]

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews Born in Hobart, Tasmania (1968) Mark studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of New South Wales (UNSW), College of Fine Art (formerly City Art Institute). He [...]

Johnny Huang

Minjia 'Johnny' Huang Johnny Huang gained his bachelor of fine arts in Shanghai in 1982. He has been in many art exhibitions throughout Shanghai since then. Since he came to [...]

Simon Ball

Simon lives in Manly Qld, has retaken an interest in painting after a lifetime career in electrical engineering and family raising break. He paints mainly in Acrylic with some water [...]

Kay Kane (Dr)

About Artist Kay has a degree in Fine Art from Central School of Art and Design, London, and a Doctorate in Visual Arts from Queensland College of Art, where she [...]

Robyn Carr

ROBYN CARR (Brisbane, Queensland) Facebook: Robyn Carr Art instagram.com/robync18 0424 051 203 My art depicts moments that either make me smile or simply appreciate the beauty of life around me. […]

Tony Walker

Tony Walker’s captivating art portrays the character and spirit of his subject – landscape or figurative. He is based in Brisbane Australia and for detailed information with artwork please click […]

Boyd Craig

Bringing life to a two dimensional depiction of the human figure never fails to amaze me. My paintings and drawings often tell a story - sometimes simple, other times humorous [...]

Ineke Hartman

I have been painting since 2004.  I have always been interested in art.  I took classes from Maree Clarke who was instrumental in teaching me a lot about drawing and [...]

Anna Gonzalez

About Artist I have an extensive body of work from my long trajectory as an artist, consisting on lino prints, drawings and paintings. My professional experience extends for over 30 [...]

Peter Godfrey Hubbard

About Artist Studies: 1957 - 1959 Dorothy McPhee at Qld Technical College 1959 - Betty Quelhurst(at her studio in Clayfield) 1960 - 1961 Roy Churcher, Kangaroo Point 1960 - Desiderius [...]

Max Butler

About Artist For seven years, Max Butler travelled all over Australia in his van Morrison, taking hundreds of pictures of the everyday countryside. On returning home, he has converted many [...]

Beverley Tainton

About Artist Beverley is an award winning artist who portrays experiences, concepts and feelings using line, form, colour and space relationships in contemporary and often abstract ways. w: www.tainton.com.au e: [...]

Graham W. Smith

GRAHAM W. SMITH F.R.Q.A.S. About the Artist Graham has worked in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolours and mixed media since 1966. His main oeuvre is landscapes and seascapes but in the [...]

Esther Austin

About Artist Esther Austin MVA, FRQAS is a dedicated artist and passionate about art. Her early studies of drawing, composition and colour mixing underpinned the structure and quality of her [...]

Jennifer Redmond

About Artist Born Brisbane Jennifer Redmond is a Highvale based painter. She is a multi-award winning painter with an extensive exhibiting history. She has been acquired Nationally and Internationally. In [...]

Joanne Heath

About Artist JOANNE HEATH was born in Port Macquarie N.S.W. and now lives in Brisbane, Queensland. An extensive nursing career preceded her art studies & art practice. She has worked as a volunteer guide [...]


About Artist As an artist I work creatively in a variety of media, exploring themes and experience through jewellery, artist books, painting, drawing and sculpture.My artworks are notable for their [...]

John Dunne

About Artist I came to art quite late in life only beginning to paint when I was 59. My work is inspired by my admiration of many of the impressionist [...]

Robyn Bauer

Robyn Bauer’s most recent work is a celebration of Brisbane and the world right outside her Paddington back door. Curriculum Vitae Education BA (Hons) University of Queensland Graduate Diploma of [...]

Elena Ventura

About Artist I was born in the Philippines where I grew up and obtained my Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, and have been painting off and on over the years. [...]