|Artist Name:||Diane Yousouf|
|Art Groups:||Bankstown Art Society|
Combined Art Societies of Sydney
Oatley 101 Society of Artists
|State:||New South Wales|
I am a Sydney based Contemporary Landscape artist working in oils, acrylics, soft pastels and watercolour.
I love the colours of the Australia terrain. The dramatic bushland and vibrant seascapes attract me and I always try to capture that distinctively intense Australian light.
My works are held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.
Influences and Inspiration
I am inspired by the natural world and by the art of the Impressionists (the French and the Australian Heidelberg School). Claude Monet and Arthur Streeton are particular favourites. I also enjoy studying artworks by my contemporaries. I find YouTube videos are a great source of inspiration during lockdowns.
I took art lessons for thirteen years with artist and tutor, Linda Simonis. Also I have taken workshop classes with experienced artists in various mediums and styles. Artists I have studied with include Cathy Harry (Acrylics), Catherine Hamilton (Pastels) and Jacky Pearson and Joe Cartwright (Watercolours). The teachers at Bankstown Art Society have also been wonderful including Glenda Carter (Contemporary) and Richard Porter (Drawing).
Art Group Memberships
- Oatley 101 Society of Artists – Publicity Committee – Current Exhibiting Member http://www.oatley101.com/gallery.html
- The Combined Arts Societies of Sydney Inc. (CASS) Current Exhibiting Member http://www.combinedartsocieties.com/
- Friends of Campbelltown Art Centre – Current Exhibiting Member http://c-a-c.com.au/about-us/friends/
- Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia Current Exhibiting Member http://www.vicpastel.com.au/
Awards & Achievements Include:
Exhibitions and Awards:
Local Council Art Show
- 2020 – First place
Capture Fairfield Visual Arts and Photography Competition
- 2020 - First Place Adult Section.
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney:
- 2013 - Commended
- 2008 - Commended
Bankstown Art Society Exhibitions:
- 2019 - First Place in Australian Landscape Section
- 2015 - Commended & Finalist
- 2014 – 1st Prize Winner – “The Paceway Award”
- 2010 – Highly Commended
Parramatta Art Society - Exhibitions :
- 2013 – 2nd Prize Winner – Acrylics - in Open Awards
Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize:
- Finalist - 2016, 2015 and 2011
Sydney Royal Easter Show Art Prize:
- Finalist - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009 and 2008
Drummoyne Art Show:
- Finalist - 2008 and 2011
Camden Art Prize:
- Finalist - 2008
Thirroul Seaside & Arts Festival
- Finalist - 2008
Diane Yousouf Art Demonstrations:
- Bankstown Art Society - 2015 - Acrylic
- Bankstown Art Society - 2019 - Pen and Wash Demonstration.
- Bankstown Art Society - November 2020 - Acrylic demonstration.
Private tuition can be arranged. However not during the current lockdowns.
Contact the Artist
Please contact me via email.