Val PARKER - Watercolour Society of WA Inc

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Valerie was born in London in 1938. In 1980 Valerie founded the Watercolour Society of WA being its first President from August 1980 until 1987. Then Vice President from 1987 until 1993. She also held the post of Secretary from 1980 until 2002     Valerie is the Historian for the Society.

Valerie is a teacher of both oils and watercolour.

Studies

Three years with the late Howard Totenhofer at the Cremorne Studio Hay Street Perth

Painting Diploma from the Perth Technical School Perth

Achievements

Listed in   “Women Artists of Australia “  by Max Germaine.
Listed in   “Artists and Galleries of Australia” by Max Germaine.
Listed in  “Australian Watercolour Painters from 1780 to the Present Day” by Jean Campbell
Listed in  “A Survey of Western Australian Art from 1696” by Arthur Spartalis
Included in Jean Drysdales Green Book of “Artefacts” published by Watson –Guthill
Publication, New York
Included in the book “Perth 2010 – As We See It” A commemorative book of the exhibition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of when she founded the Watercolour Society on the 13th August 1980.

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Awards:

Valerie has been winning prizes in exhibitions since 1977 –
her most recent successes are -

2000

Merit Award Perth Royal Show.

2001

Margaret Hatcher Award Arthritis Assn
W.A.Society Of Arts. 1st Prize Watercolour
W.A.Society Of Arts. Overall Winner
Watercolour Exhibition Houghton Winery Most Popular Vote
Pinjarra. Peoples Choice and Highly Commended
Pinjarra Rotary “Highly Commended”
Harvey Art Prize  1st Prize  Still Life
Painting chosen for invitations The 25th Annual Exhibition
“Bright on White”
Australian Artist Magazine No 14,
Still Life & Floral Competition Finalist

2002

Pinjarra Rotary Art Exhibition  Highly Commended Oil
Harvey Art Exhibition Still Life Section 1st Prize Oil
Finalist in the Australian Artist Magazine –
Still Life Challenge (December edition)

2004

Watercolour Society of WA - Maritime Reflections in
Watercolour Exhibition 1st
Pinjarra Art Awards Highly Commended  Oil

2005

Watercolour Society Exhibition Runner Up

2006

WA Society of Arts Exhibition – 1st Prize
Harvey Art Exhibition – 1st Prize Best Animal & Bird section.
Melville Art Awards – Highly commended Watercolour

2007

WA Society of Arts Exhibition Highly Commended Pastel
Harvey Art Exhibition Still Life Secion Highly Commended Oil
Watercolour Society Exhibition  Honourable Mention

2008

Alfred Cove Art Exhibition 1st Prize Oil

2009

Harvey Art Exhibition Highly Commended Oil

 


 
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