RQAS Artist Profiles

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

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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kay Kane (Dr)

About Artist Kay studied fine art at Central School of Art and Design, London. After graduation she practiced as an artist in London with several on-woman shows and major gallery [...]

Jane Ianniello

About Artist The inspiration for my paintings is the Hollywood movies of the 1940s and 50s. These movies featured glamorous stars and dramatic plots and provided an escape from the [...]

Anne Yang

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 [...]

Alison Murphy

About Artist I have used most mediums- graphite, pen, acrylics and oils, coloured pencils and watercolour pencils. Recently mainly using oils and pastels. Many of my early works were commissions [...]

Penelope Gilbert-Ng

About Artist Penelope Gilbert-Ng ‘s journey as an artist started aged 3,Studied at East SydneyTechnical College late teens (Diploma of Painting, 1971) and furthering her development with her painting in [...]

Brian Deagon

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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 [...]

Joan Cooper

About Artist Joan was born in Brisbane, Queensland. In 1975 she completed a recognised Fine Arts course at a NSW Technical College. Subsequently she returned to Brisbane and over the [...]

Helen Smerdon

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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 [...]

Lucy Ward

About Artist Website: http://www.lucywardart.com

Nick Leavey

About Artist Website: http://nick-leavey.com/

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 [...]

Rose Malyon

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Regina Dolan

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Ruby Eaves

About Artist Ruby has been painting for most of her life and paints in oils, acrylic as well as watercolour.She studied art at high school then at Bathurst Teachers' College [...]


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 [...]

Elisabeth Ruiz

About Artist Elisabeth’s work as a visual artist is drawn from an imaginary reality. She likes to give glimpses of a subject and leave something for the viewer to explore. [...]

Max Butler

About Artist "My Country” After we retired, my wife Pam and I purchased a small mobile home (Campervan) which we named Morrison. So far, Morrison has taken us all over [...]

Chris Huber

About Artist Recognised as one of Australia’s most outstanding landscape artists, Chris Huber arrived in Australia in 1955 where has remained ever since. Inspired by the frescoes on the ancient [...]

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. [...]

Tricia Reust

About Artist Tricia Reust is a visual artist working in most media. She exhibits regularly, teaches, judges competitions and is active in the arts community. Tricia won the National Mortimore [...]

Diane McDonald

About Artist Diane McDonald has enjoyed a life-long love affair with art but only in the last five years has she been able to turn her attention to her passion [...]

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 [...]

Meredith Howse

About Artist Meredith Howse specialises in: painting acrylic mixed media abstract landscape Contact Details Email: howse111@bigpond.net.au Website: https://meredithhowse.net/

Sergio Lanniello

About Artist I create art that is expressive and aesthetically pleasing. I draw in a variety of media, paint in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. In addition I have created [...]

John Reichelt

Artist Statement John Reichelt is a scientist with a PhD in Microbiology and an interest in astrophotography. In 2014, John married Gayle, who is an artist. Now John is exploring [...]

Trevor Downes

About Artist I have worked full time in the advertising industry for over 50 years ... from message boy to operating my own advertising art studio employing fifteen artists. The [...]

Jennifer Long

About Artist Art has been a lifetime pursuit for Brisbane visual artist Jennifer Long. She is drawn to many, varied sources and her images of landscape, people, objects and architecture [...]

Jeffrey Service

About Artist Jeffrey has always been interested in looking at the quirky side of life - whether it’s people, animals, or people and animals sharing the world. He seeks to [...]

Sandra Primo-Colbourne

About Artist Artist Sandra Primo-Colbourne, from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. Mexico I was born on June 17 the day of the power of the arts is the because of that I like [...]

Sue Hill

About Artist Sue was brought up in Central Africa and spent her formative years moving from one small mining town to another, with her family. Both parents were creative and [...]