|Artist Name:||Isla Patterson|
|Art Groups:||Artists Society of Canberra|
Queanbeyan Art Society
The Australian Guild of Realist Artists
|State:||Australian Capital Territory|
Isla Patterson, a well-known Canberra Artist is a multi-award winning watercolourist, specializing in portraying nature and life both in the Canberra region, the outback, wildlife, seascapes and overseas scenes. She has lived in the ACT since 1979 and over this period has developed a reputation as an artist known especially for her distinctive depictions of the local scene, and although proficient in most mediums, prefers the delicacy of watercolours.
Isla began her art studies with Trevor Clare a highly regarded artist & Art School tutor in Adelaide and continued for a period of three years, in the USA where she studied watercolour and pastel, joined and exhibited with the International Art Society of Washington DC and held her first solo show in Virginia, where she lived.
She has worked on many commissions such as the Canberra Times Building, Jason Placemats, the International building models at Cockington Green and has paintings in collections in Australia and overseas countries. Included in these countries are Italy, UK, USA, France, Germany, Nigeria, South Africa, Scotland, Ireland and Italy.
Art Group Memberships
Isla belongs to ASOC the Artist Society of Canberra, AIM Art in Miniature & the Queanbeyan Art Society & was a Signatory member of AGRA the Realist Society of Australia.
Awards & Achievements Include:
Isla has won numerous awards over the years. Some being;
2015 The Portrait prize ASOC annual exhibition
2016 Best Traditional Art Lions Club Exhibition, Jindabyne.
2016 John Briscoe Art Award Raglan Gallery Cooma.
2017 Best in Show Molonglo Exhibition Queanbeyan Art Society.
2018 The Palerang Regional Council 1st W/c prize
Isla has painted 36 of Canberra’s unique embassies for a book written by Dorothy Hart of Canberra, titled, National Treasures, which was launched at the National Library in September 2017. Paintings from book were published in the Australian Artist magazine in February 2020.
Palate of Pioneer places in 2019 was a display of Isla’s paintings of Pioneer Homesteads surrounding the township of Hall, for the Hall Historic Society.
Contact the Artist
02 6254 5941