Bernard Ollis "The Artists Garden Part 2" @ HARVEY GALLERIES MOSMAN, 20 March - 6 April 2021
“Over many years I have visited numerous artist’s gardens and studios throughout the world including Australia. I was particularly keen to look at artists that had been inspired by nature in their own work, which therefore made their garden so relevant for them. This formed the catalyst for many art works over many years. As an artist and teacher, I have acted as a tour guide to students with visits to the following studios and gardens. I have also spent days sitting and drawing in those locations alone, taking inspiration from the varied views that the artist themselves often encountered, both past and present.
I not only trod the same path as the artist did in the past, but also became influenced by how they may have reacted to it. This was particularly true of the French masters. These works are a celebration of those important visual artists and how they have celebrated nature through their own work.”
BORN 1965 Brisbane, Australia STUDIES Qualified secondary school Art and English teacher: 1986 (1 year)Graduate Diploma in Education at Gippsland College of Advanced Education, Victoria 1982-1985 (3 year) Diploma in Fine … read more →
BORN 1959 Melbourne, Australia STUDIES University of Valencia, Spain, Masters Degree. Official Postgraduate Degree in Science and Conservation Cultural Property. (specialising in Easel Painting) Attestato de Qualifica Professionale de … read more →
His artistic vision emerged as the golden thread that linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered forty-four children’s books, more than 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and humor.
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