Renata WRIGHT - Watercolour Society of WA Inc

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I am an Australian artist, born in Broken Hill, NSW but now living in Perth.  My early artistic influence was watching my father working with leather to make belts, bags, saddles and more... The finishing touches of the intricate carved designs on each item were what interested me the most, and I spent many hours copying the designs, and drawing, painting and being creative in whatever ways I could.


Although I wanted to study graphic design when I left high school, I was encouraged to learn "something more reliable" so I did secretarial studies instead.  However I never lost my love for art and enrolled in many courses, including oil painting, pottery, and drawing.  I continued experimenting with art and developing my skills in the medium of watercolour which I came to love the most.  

After many years of juggling office based work with my art, I finally took the plunge in 2013 to follow my dream of being a full-time Artist, and I now enjoy a very happy combination of painting for myself and teaching others to enjoy painting too.

More details of my work and my classes can be found on my website - .Renata Wright Art


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Awards

2012

Watercolour Society of WA Annual Art Awards Highly Commended

2011

Dalwallinu Arts Festival, Watercolour Section - First Prize
Dalwallinu Arts Festival, Best Art Entry

2010

Cervantes Art Festival, Watercolour Section - 1st Prize
Watercolour Society of WA Annual Art Award Highly Commended

2009

Riseborough Fini Olives Inaugural Annual Acquisitive
Art Award 2nd Prize

2008

Watercolour Society of WA – Honourable Mention

2005

Float design competition for RAC/Channel
Christmas Pageant  1st Prize
Rockingham Regional Art Award Highly Commended Award

1996

Leonora Art Prize Inc – Best Local Watercolour

1992

Leonora Art Prize Inc – Highly Commended Award

Solo Exhibitions

2010

"Colour In Continents", Gingin W A
(dual exhibition with fellow artist Sandra Bishop)

2007

“Wingin’ It”, blend(er) Gallery Joondalup W A

2002

“Getting My Bearings”, Yanchep W A

1997

“The Middle of Nowhere”, Leinster W A

1991

“Scenes That Make You Go Hmmm…!”
Norseman W A

Group Exhibitions

2010

Watercolour Society of WA Annual Awards Exhibiton

2009

Watercolour Society of WA Annual Awards Exhibition
Riseborough Fini Olives Inaugural Annual
Acquisitive Art Award Gingin
City of Joondalup Annual Art Awards Joondalup

2008

North Coast Art Club members exhibition Mindarie Hotel

2007

“Selection Box” – North Coast Art Club member's
exhibition at Mindarie Hotel, Mindarie
“Hanging Together” – North Coast Art Club member's
exhibition at blend(er) Gallery, Joondalup WA

2006

City of Stirling Art Award

2005

Rockingham Regional Art Award, Rockingham

2004

“North Coast Beaches” – North Coast Art Club
members exhibition Yanchep
City of Wanneroo Annual Art Awards, Wanneroo


 
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