Stevens Street Gallery

Tricia Taylor

Artist Statement

The beauty and serenity of creation is what draws me to paint.  I love to capture the feel of the moment whether that is the warmth of the light, the velvet feel of a petal or the fold of a cloth. As a seascape artist I enjoy capturing the movement of the waves and the play of light on the sand. There is something quite spiritual and musical in the ocean. It is the light, the rhythm and the emotion that entices me to paint no matter what the subject.

I am a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia since 2010. The way the pastel becomes your brush and the paper your pallet is immediate and exciting to paint with. The subtle colour effects you can gain by glazing one colour over another gives a great depth to the artwork.

I have won awards in the areas of flower, still life, portraits, landscapes and seascapes. However seascapes are my passion.



Recent awards include:

Kenilworth LGI trophy Competition – Landscapes First Prize 2013

Pastel Society of Australia Awards 2013 – People’s Choice

Pastel Society of Australia Awards 2013 – 1st prize Landscape

Pastel Society of Australia Awards 2013 – 2nd prize Still Life

Royal Queensland Art Society Pastel Exhibition 2013 – 2nd prize

Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular – Finalist 2013

John Jeffrey Memorial Award 2012 – for Service to the Pastel Society

Gainsborough Greens Art Awards Finalist 2012

Royal Queensland Show – Seascapes – First Prize 2011

Master Pastellist Status awarded May 2011

Pastel Society of Australia Winner Pastellist of the Year 2010

Pastel Society of Australia General Members Incentive Award – first Prize 2010

Sunshine Coast Show 2009 :  Grand Champion ( with a pastel painting)


Australian Artist Magazine : Seascape Article July 2014

Art Edit Magazine – Edition 1, January 2014

Australian Artist Magazine : 8 page Article portraits. January 2012

Australian Artist Magazine : How Did You Paint That – Seascape March 2011

Artist in Residence:

d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards – Artist in Residence 2013

Immanuel Art Awards – Artist in Residence 2013

Coolum Beach Christian College – Year 7 and 8 Art – Term 4 2010

Teaching Workshops and Classes:

Workshop – underpainting with Seascapes – September 2013 Gold Coast PSA

Demonstration – Seascapes – September 2013 Gold Coast PSA

Workshop – 2 days Seascapes – June 2013 Art House Northside.

Workshop2 days Gold and Glass – May 2013 Bribie Community Arts Centre

Demonstration – Painting Black without using Black – March 2013 Brisbane PSA

Demonstration –  The Value of Tone – Gold Coast PSA

Workshop – Seascapes Sept 2012 – Cooparoo PSA

Workshop – light in the Landscape July 2012 Sunshine Coast PSA

Demonstration – Sunshine Coast Group Seascapes June 2012 PSA

Demonstration _Sunshine Coast Group Figures in the Landscape Oct 2011 PSA

Plein Air Painting 

Plein Crazy Art Escapes – Mary Valley 4 days plein air. May 2013

Greek Islands – 21 day plein air painting tour October 2013

Weekly painting group, Sunshine Coast 2010 – current.

Flinders Ranges Plein Air painting tour – Argadells – May 2012

Member of Australian Plein Air Painters.

Butter Factory Gallery – Cooroy

6 week workshops

Playing with Pastels for beginners –  August/ September 2011

Seascapes – Feb – Mar 2012

Tinbeerwa Art Group Workshops 

June 2013 – Portraits – mixing skin tone

Feb 2013 Aerial Perspective

Apr 2012 – Tone

Apr 2011 – figures in the Landscape

Nov 2010 – Painting Silver objects

June 2010 – Painting fabric

April 2010 – Colour through the landscape

Oct 2009 – Buildings and perspective


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