|Artist Name:||Brian Garner|
|Art Group:||Royal South Australian Society of Arts|
To the world of art, Brian Garner came as a late starter. His romance with art and the landscape began in oils, but quickly turned to a passion when he was introduced to watercolours.
Through determination and perseverance, his work has progressed to the point where it is now receiving recognition and acclaim from many quarters. His work now hangs in private collections in Denmark, Finland, America, Japan, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. He enters work in selected Art Shows, was awarded 2nd and 3rd prizes in the Tea Tree Gully Art Show, Finalist in Australian Artist Magazine Art Challenge and received critical acclaim from many fellow artists. Brian received Highly Commended in the 2012 Mortimore Prize in the water scapes category.
I began my artistic journey working in oils, but soon discovered the allure of watercolours.
As a self-taught artist, I studied the styles of the masters, both past and present. This equipped me with the techniques, and then nature provides such an abundance of subject material and inspiration. As a realist artist, my passion for capturing quite detailed glimpses of nature and rendering them in clean, clear natural colour is the challenge and inspiration that drives me to strive for continual growth and development.
- Brian Garner
Brian began by studying the styles and techniques of such great Australian talents as Robert Wade, Malcolm Beattie, Alvaro Castagnet, (to name but a few), from his small library of treasured instructional books. Then a few select workshops and an exhibition of Hans Heysen's major work gave so much inspiration and finally, nature contributed by providing so many wonderful subjects.
Art Group Memberships
Royal South Australian Society of Arts
National Wine Centre.
Mildura Regional Visitor Centre (4 birds & a bloke).
Gallery M (Marion Cultural Centre).
Stationmasters Gallery, Strathalbyn.
City of Tea Tree Gully Art & Ceramic Exhibition.
Blackwood Rotary Art Exhibition.
Campbelltown Rotary Art Show.
Victor Harbour Rotary Art Show.
Maxwell Winery McLaren Vale.
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.
Mortimore Realist Art Prize.
Art Work in Private Collections:
His work now hangs in private collections in Denmark, Finland, America, Japan, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
Awards & Achievements Include:
First, Second and Third in Tea Tree Gully Art & Ceramic Exhibition.
Finalist, Australian Artist Art Challenge 2010.
Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize 2011.
Finalist, Australian Artist Art Challenge 2012.
Finalist & Highly commended, Mortimore Art Prize 2012.
Contact the Artist
(08) 7122 1810 or 0497 835 378