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s Oatley 101 Society of Artists Inc.

Jill and one of her lovely paintings

Demonstrations are held at the Society, 101 Woronora Parade Oatley West NSW 2223
on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 2.00 to 4.30pm and include afternoon tea.
The fee is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for non members.
You don't need to book for this activity.

11th February - Rachel Szalay will be our critic.
Bring along those paintings you feel you need some help with or simply come along and show them off.
Or come along simply to see and learn from other  people's sessions. 
An enjoyable and educational day for all.

Please don’t bring any paintings to the Critique that you are going to enter into the Ardency Art Exhibition. If you do, you are breaking the rule of this show…..that no painting can be entered that has been in a tutored situation like a workshop, class or critique.

March 11th - Jill Cairns will demonstrate Mixed Media -
Combining Inks and Charcoal to excite the senses in expressive drawing techniques.

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Jill grew up in the Sutherland Shire and loved to colour and draw as a child.  She developed
a keen interest in the visual arts. 

She was accepted into the National Art School for the Graphic Design Diploma and then
went on to complete a Diploma of Education which allowed her to teach. Jill now lives in
Port Macquarie and is a member of the Hastings Valley Fine Arts Association.   

Her practice has won many awards in both exhibitions and competitions across New South Wales
for both oil and pastel. 

In 2016 she joined the Oatley 101 Society of Artists and won a major prize at the Waterbrook
Exhibition for a pastel and further she was a finalist in the Oatley 101 2016
Annual Exhibition for an oil painting. 

Jill's early influence came from Elioth Gruner's "Spring Frost" and Arthur Streeton's
Impressionistic works. 

The strength of light, colour and sensitivity in the Australian landscape and waterways
have been the catalyst for her subject matter, appropriate medium and to take the viewer
to a special place. 

Now retired from teaching art in schools Jill has built her own studio to tutor small groups,
conduct workshops and travel with like-minded people to paint plein air.

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More Demos for 2017:
April 8th - Natalie O'Connor - Choosing the right tools for water based media
May 13th - Wayne Harrison - Airbrushing - Fine Arts
July 1st - Natalie O'Connor - Spotlight on Acrylics
August 12th - Jeanette Prout - Mixed Media - Contemporary
September 9th - Ian Hansen - Maritime Art
October 14th - Bob Gurney - Landscape in Oils using a limited pallette
November 11th - Soheir Ehinger - Abstract