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Gwynneth Jones – Artist/ Illustrator

Biography

I was born in Newcastle and have been drawing since a very young age. I attended Newcastle TAFE to complete the Art Certificate in 1984 majoring in printmaking then later graduated from Newcastle University in 1989, majoring in Plant and Wildlife Illustration. Since that time I have done many freelance illustrations and commissions, have exhibited and sold with art groups and at several local markets. My favourite mediums are ink pen and colour pencil, with a dash of gouache. Life drawing is also an important feature of my artistic progression.

My drawings have been appreciated and bought by many for their nostalgic feel and whimsy, as well as marking important occasions and representation of peoples lives.

I am a current member of Hunter Arts Network, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and CBCA Newcastle Branch as I am interested in pursuing children’s book as a home for my illustrating style. I have recently been contracted to illustrate my first children’s picture book due for release in 2015.

 

Art Education

Masters of Art Therapy UWS – current

Writing for Children workshop July 2013

Conference for SCBWI –Illustrator workshops Feb 2013

Desktop Publishing Certificate III -Newcastle TAFE 1999-2000

Writing for Publication – WEA 1998

Bachelor of Art/Visual Art – Newcastle University 1987-1989

Printing and Typography – Hunter Institute of Technology (TAFE) 1988-1989

Art Certificate – Hunter Institute of Technology (TAFE) 1983-1984

 

Recent Projects

2014 Solo Exhibition at Westmead Hospital

2013 Stall holder at Sacred Tree Markets, Branxton

2013 Sold at Singleton Art Prize

2012/2013 Exhibited and sold at Seascape and Beyond art exhibition

2013 Exhibited at Newcastle Show

2012 Merit award for artwork exhibited at Brunswick St Gallery Melbourne

2012 Sold at Studio 48

2012 Scone Art Prize participant

2012 Dungog Art Prize participant

2012 Sold at Tea Gardens Art Exhibition

2011/2012 Sold at Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Art Bazaars

2008-2010 Participation in The Olive Tree Markets

 

Studio 48 group exhibitions

‘Difference’ July 2014

Hunter Wetlands Exhibition 2012

‘Blackbutt to the Sea’- July 2010

‘Grounded’ -May 2011

The Arts Emporium- 2010, 2011 & 2012 Studio Exhibitions

‘Genesis’- July 2011

‘Atelier’- September 2009

‘Near and Far’ -May 2009

Artistic achievements and prizes

2014 Contract for children’s picture book with Exisle Publishing

2013 Winner Artist Shootout at Muswellbrook Arts Fair

2013 First prize small works at Westmead Hospital Art Prize

2012 Third prize winner in Westmead Hospital Art Prize small works

2012/13/14 Finalist in Westmead Hospital Art Prize – works on permanent display

2012 Winner of Peoples Choice in doodle competition for Nookstore

2011 Creator of Safety Week newsletter for ADHC

2009 Winner logo design DADHC for Hunter Region staff recognition day

2005 The Royal on the Move Art Exhibition Highly commended judged by Nick Mitzevich

2001 Partner in Cosmic Pearl doll design

2001 “X” Watt Space – group exhibition

1989 Altercation – Newcastle University Exhibition

Commissions

❑ Illustrations on request for clients

❑ Logo design, magazine sketch and mural draft for Ku-ring-gai Council Wildflower Garden

❑ Business cards: Craig Mitchell Painting, Pet Portraits Photography, Cynthia Hyde Childrens Author

❑ 60 individual Wedding invitations

❑ Birthday invitations

❑ Illustrations for library returns and designs for T-shirts for Dept of Employment, Training & Further Education Library

❑ Band posters

❑ Sculpture

❑ Murals in bathrooms and bedrooms in private homes

❑ Cambridge Hill Pre school window painting
Contact
www.facebook.com/gwynnejonesillustrator
gwynnejonesart@gmail.com
Mobile: 0400 526 018

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