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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Helen Mitra

The principal theme of Helen’s work is the natural world – which she depicts ever more particularly, by celebrating her gratitude for her lived experience of its splendour and vibrancy, [...]

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 [...]

Lauren Hughes

My name is Lauren Hughes, I am a Brisbane mother of two with a passion for colour, creativity, and simply love creating art that makes people smile! I'm a self-taught [...]

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 [...]

Sue Smith

Sue Smith is a Rockhampton-based artist who has been exhibiting since 2011. Her acrylic paintings slip between the real and the imagined, and sometimes have art historical references. She has [...]

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. [...]

Ronelle Reid

Inspired by her love of animals, artist Ronelle Reid uses ink, oils and watercolours to create detailed, visual narratives that explore the relationships between animals and their habitats. Her style [...]

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 [...]

Glen Gante

Glen Gante is Australian Navy Veteran and highly creative photographer creating emotive and inspirational imagery. Glen is available for commissioned appointments and workshop presentations. He was named an exhibition Finalist [...]

Selina McPhee

Selina McPhee recently moved back to Australia after spending many years in Germany, painting and loving life there. Her work is charismatic with a thoughtful and sometimes comical twist to [...]

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 [...]

Abramo Papp

About Artist I started painting at an early age and mainly self-taught except for taking art externally at the Brisbane Art College, Gardens Point for years 10 and 12 of [...]

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 [...]

Zheng (Leo) Liu

An artist sees the world in a different way from the ordinary people. While the latter tend to focus on the plot and logic, the former fixes his eyes more [...]

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 [...]

Cindy MacDonald

I have always loved to draw and paint and as a child I would draw my favourite animals; lions and birds and dogs and people and I still love those [...]

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 [...]

Jane Ianniello

ABOUT THE ARTIST Although always very interested in art history, I have only taken up painting as a profession in my later years. My creative drive is strong, and I [...]

Sergio Ianniello

Sergio Paul Ianniello is a professional artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Figures and portraits in a landscape dominate the content of his paintings and he likes using lively, complementary colours [...]

Dan Webb

I have been painting, drawing and creating all my life. From my earliest influences of whatever was around me at the time, building other worldly mechanical machines from found objects, […]

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 [...]

Rod Cassidy

Rod is an artist who works from his studio in Auchenflower, Brisbane. He has participated in Group and Solo exhibitions and early on in his career he was hung in […]

Domenica Hoare

Domenica Hoare I am a Brisbane-based artist. My practice is in drawing and printmaking, particularly lithography. I am interested in looking at how humans and nature interact, particularly in urban [...]

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. […]

Lynne Parfitt

ABOUT ARTIST  LYNNE PARFITT BBus, BSc(Hons), MEd.  Lynne is an award-winning artist who studied for 3 years at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, in the 1970’s. Since then, she has been on a journey discovering herself as [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Richard Khouri

About Artist Richard Khouri is a Brisbane born artist mainly working with Acrylics on Canvas. He mainly focuses on painting artworks within a philosophical genre and also on scenery around [...]

Angela Mulligan

About Artist Angela is a contemporary Australian artist mainly self taught . Her passions for Art led her to formal studies. Angela completed Visual Arts certificate in the early eighties. [...]

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 [...]

Ruby Eaves

About Artist (1943-2019) click here to see "Remembering Ruby by Anne Roberts" Ruby has been painting for most of her life and paints in oils, acrylic as well as watercolour.She [...]

Elizabeth Woodfield

Elizabeth F. Woodfield Art is part of my identity. It gives fundamental meaning to life. I paint for personal satisfaction, challenge and interest in the creative process. I like my [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Regina Dolan

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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. [...]