|Artist Name:||Ekaterina Mortensen|
|Usual Style:||Contemporary Realist|
|Art Group:||Goulburn & District Art Society|
|State:||New South Wales|
Born and educated in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), Russia; migrated to Australia in 2000, currently lives in Quialigo and works in Goulburn, NSW. From childhood she had a strong interest and a proven ability in art. Her interest and knowledge developed further when she was employed as a graphic designer in publishing of high quality art books in the State Russian Museum which is the second largest art gallery in St Petersburg after the Hermitage.
Particularly interested in Australian nature, Ekaterina’s exhibitions display her versatility and have included flowers, birds, various animals and insects, urban and rural landscapes, and portraits. She has held several solo exhibitions in Goulburn and the Illawarra, joint exhibitions in Sydney, participated in numerous group exhibitions in Sydney (Real Refuses), Goulburn, Austinmer, Gosford and Queanbeyan. Ekaterina entered the Archibald four times and exhibits annually in the Sydney Easter Show, the Canberra Show and has exhibited in the Sun Herald Rotary Show at Camberwell a few times.
In 2006 she was published in Artist’s Palette magazine including the demonstration article.
Deep devotion to fine art and desire to develop more in this area brought Ekaterina to study the course of Bachelor of Fine Art online that she will finish next month.
During her artistic career in Australia, Ekaterina has produced over 400 works, and has sold approximately 1/3 of them at exhibitions, privately or by commission.
In 2014 Ekaterina was nominated for the Australian of the Year Award 2014 for her achievements in art and “injecting cultural diversity and artistic talent into the local community” (The Post Weekly, January 16 2014).
Ekaterina promotes her works on the Internet through her own website, FineArtsAmerica and Absolute Arts websites.
2009-15 Studying Bachelor of Fine Arts, Curtin University, Perth (2 of 3 years completed) with "Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Curtin University of Technology."
2009 CIW Site Designer, Cengage Education (completed).
Grace Paleg – Pastels.
Robert Knight – Oils.
Chan Dissenyake - Waterclours.
Art Group Memberships
Goulburn & District Art Society
Since 2002, Ekaterina has exhibited her work in numerous Joint & Group Exhibitions and has also held many Solo Exhibitions as listed below;
2014 Red Centre (Artist of the month: April-May), Gallery on Track, Goulburn.
2009 Goulburn Internet Cafe, Goulburn.
2008 Goulburn Internet Cafe, Goulburn.
2007 Our Feathered Friends, The Goulburn Club, Goulburn.
2006 Flowers & Friends, Juanita's Studio-Gallery, Austinmer.
2005 Faces & Flowers, The Goulburn Club, Goulburn.
2004 Artist of the Month, Goulburn & District Arts & Crafts Centre.
2003 Versatility of Acrylics, The Goulburn Club, Goulburn.
Art Work in Private Collections:
Ekaterina has paintings hanging in private collections; in a medical clinic in Goulburn and in the American Embassy in Canberra. Private collections are also held throughout Australia, UK, USA, England, Canada, Russia and Germany.
Awards & Achievements Include:
2014 2nd prize in Acrylics section, Annual Art Prize, Goulburn & District Art Society.
2014 1st prize in Transparent Watercolour section (Tendrils), Royal Canberra Show.
2014 Highly Commended in Mixed media section (Dingoes), Royal Canberra Show.
2013 2nd prize in Acrylics section (Roman Arches), Annual Art Prize, Goulburn & District Art Society.
2012 Very Highly Commended in Members section (Rocks & Trees I), Annual Art Prize, Goulburn & District Art Society.
2012 1st prize in Landscape section (Roman Relicts – In Blue), Royal Canberra Show.
2012 Highly Commended in Drawing section (After Breakfast Tray), Royal Canberra Show.
2011 2nd prize in Oils & Acrylics section (Roman Relicts – Temples), Annual Art Prize, Goulburn & District Art Society.
2011 Very Highly Commended in Contemporary/Abstract section (Roman Relicts – Abstract 4), Annual Art Prize, Goulburn & District Art Society.
2010 2nd prize in Abstract section (Starfish Night), Annual Art Prize, Goulburn & District Art Society.
2010 Highly Commended in Australian Birds section (Crimson Rosella), Sydney Royal Show.
2010 Highly Commended (Ginger II), Royal Canberra Show.
2006 2nd prize in Other media section (Rosella in potato vine), GDAS Traditional Art Exhibition.
2007 1st prize in Oils section (Whippet), GDAS Traditional Art Exhibition.
2008 1st prize in Members section (Pink Camellias), GDAS Traditional Art Exhibition.
2008 2nd prize in Miniatures section (Winter scene I & II), Royal Canberra Show.
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