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© 2019 by Andrea Chapman

ABOUT

I see masterpieces in the mundane.

Central Queensland artist Andrea Chapman was born in Longreach and spent her early childhood in the small mining town of Gunpowder in far north-west Queensland. She describes her childhood in rural Queensland as the foundation stone for her love of life and the natural landscape.

Andrea describes her first painting at the age of fifteen as a personal response to seeing the light and its power to simplify the subject. Decades of art practice has helped develop a plethora of ways to paint the visceral reaction to light. This journey included four years of academic study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture).  

Her art practice is the culmination of the places she has visited, the influence of master and contemporary artists, and lived moments.  She recognises a masterpiece in the mundane and her fascination with every light-filled moment is reflected in her work.

Andrea embraces the philosophy of French impressionist Edgar Degas that one must study all the basics whose discipline yields artistic freedom. Enlightened by this freedom, Andrea's painting style kindles a connection to her past and the original marks that shaped the artist that she is today.

Private commissions are located locally and abroad.

BIOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)

Curtin University

 

Life member of Royal Queensland Art Society Inc. (Rockhampton Branch)

Secretary RQAS 2007

 

AWARDS IN ART

 

2019

Central Highlands Regional Council

Acquisitive Award

(Painting now part of the permanent collection)

Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular - Brisbane

Finalist The Bayton Award - Rockhampton

Best Overall Painting & 

People's Choice Award

- 43rd Annual Art Competition & Exhibition - Blackwater

2018

 

Finalist Morris Art Prize - Gold Coast

 

Overall winner –  Paint the Port - Gladstone

(Painting now part of the permanent collection of the Gladstone Regional Gallery)

 

Finalist the Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition - Gladstone

 

People’s Choice – Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards - Gladstone

 

2017

 

Finalist the Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition - Gladstone

 

People’s Choice – Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards - Gladstone

 

2016

 

Solo Exhibition “A palimpsest in Paint” – Walter Reid Cultural Centre - Rockhampton (also featured in SA LIFE Magazine – Story on “Slow Movers”)

 

Best Oil Painting of Blackwater Art Exhibition

People’s Choice – Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

Highly Commended – Bundaberg Arts Festival – Watercolour (Street Scene)

 

2015

 

Finalist in the Bayton Award, Rockhampton

Finalist the Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition

 

Best overall painting of Blackwater Art Exhibition

 

2009

 

First Prize for “The Adventure” 33rd Art Competition and Exhibition - Blackwater State High School


 

2008

Artwork selected for promotion of “Journey of the Fitzroy River” Exhibition - Rockhampton Art Gallery

 

2007

 

Joint exhibition with Nola Roberts at Walter Reid Cultural Centre “The days we will remember - stitched in time”

 

2006

 

Highly commended for “Australia Day, Main Beach, Yeppoon” Capricorn Coast Art Festival