|Artist Name:||Nadine Dudek|
Born in Melbourne and growing up in Canberra, Nadine has a passion for wildlife art with a particular affinity for birds. As a child she spent time bushwalking with her family in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve near Canberra, a picturesque valley with an abundance of native birds. Now based in Melbourne, Nadine continues to develop her fluid style using watercolour as her primary medium. Watercolour performs beautifully to capture the movement and freedom of the subjects she paints. For Nadine the most rewarding paintings are those with the fewest strokes, the minimalistic approach making her work immediately recognisable.
In 2015 Nadine left her twenty-year career as a research scientist to become a professional artist. The decision to paint full-time has been rewarded with numerous successful solo exhibitions and award winning paintings.
- Solo Exhibition ‘Delineation’ AGRA Galleries, Camberwell VIC, Aug 2016
- Nadine & Rosalyn Dudek 'Native' The Oaks, Yarralumla ACT, May 2016.
- Solo Exhibition 'Wild' Lentil as Anything, Preston VIC, Oct 2015.
- Solo Exhibition 'Aerial' The Front Gallery, Lyneham ACT, April 2015.
- Solo Exhibition 'Natural Selection' Burgundy St Heidelberg, VIC, Oct 2014.
Represented at Ibrox Fine Art Gallery, 24 Highett St, Mansfield, Victoria.
10am-4pm Wed-Sun & public holidays www.ibroxfineartgallery.com.au
Awards & Achievements Include:
- Banyule Art Salon 2016, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, People's Choice Award 'Barred Owl', watercolour.
- Waranwood Art Show 2016, Best Wildlife/Botanical Work 'The Gathering', watercolour.
- Knox Art Show 2016, Best Painting Under $500 'Plumes', watercolour.
- Brunswick Summer Arts Festival 2015, Highly Commended 'Great Horned Owl', scratchboard.
- Hobsons Bay Art Show Sep 2015, Highly Commended 'Watching', watercolour.
- AGRA Autumn Exhibition July 2015, Commended 'Long Eared Owl', scratchboard.
- AGRA Animals in Art May 2015, High Achievement Award 'Gannet', watercolour.
- Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, WASA 2015, Highly Commended 'Eastern Spinebill', watercolour.
- Warrandyte Art Show 2015, Highly Commended 'Spoonbill', watercolour.
- Moonee Valley Art Show 2015, Highly Commended 'Barn Owl', watercolour.
- WASA Wild Awards 2014, Highly Commended 'Eagle Strike', watercolour.
- Warrandyte Art Show 2014, Highly Commended 'Eagle Srtrike', watercolour.
- WASA Wild Encounter 2014, Highly Commended 'Smew', watercolour.