I was raised in Camberwell and grew up enjoying the autumn colours and the wonderful light. My mother took me to the Melbourne Art Gallery, housed in the museum at that time, and I loved the beauty of the paintings and the way it was possible to go back in time, and see the world through the artist’s eyes.
This stayed with me, and when our youngest child was born I commenced lessons with Max Casey and started painting. Later teachers included David Moore, Nell Frysteen & David Taylor. I enjoyed outside painting excursions with friends as well as painting at home with favourite subjects being Landscapes, Portraits and animals.
Following a long break I resumed painting by taking lessons with Peter Smales and now I enjoy painting with friends and in my home studio.
I have found inspiration from painting trips to the Victoria Market, shopping strips, country properties, beach scenes and even a circus.
With a group of 5 we had an Exhibition in the Victoria Artists Society in 1989, and then Glenda Wise and I had an exhibition at Elgin Gallery in Melbourne in 1991.
Having been in many societies over the years, I am a member of only one ~ Heidelberg Artist Society.
Awards & prizes include
Best in Show Heidelberg Artist Society 2012
1st prize Oil Kilmore Art Expo 2012
1st Prize Oil Kilmore Art Expo 2011
1st Prize Doncaster Artist Society Heritage Award 2011
1st Prize Best Traditional Oil St Josephs College 1999
(I did almost no painting from 1990 to 2005 when working full time.)
1st prize under $200.00 Camberwell Rotary Art Show 1990
1st Prize under $300.00 Ringwood Rotary 1986
1st Prize Local Content Belgrave Fire Brigade 1986
3rd Prize Lilydale Shire Awards 1981
3rd Prize Our Lady of the Pines 1985
Many Various Encouragement Awards and Highly Recommended Prizes
Including Camberwell Rotary in 2012
My Web page is www.paintingsbyfaye.com.au