|Artist Name:||Richard Chamerski|
|Art Groups:||Macedon Ranges Art Group|
Woodend Art Group
|Region:||Daylesford & Macedon Ranges|
Born in England in 1951, Richard derives his artistic lineage from the great artists of the Heidelberg School.
Having always enjoyed painting and drawing, he studied commercial art and worked in advertising for a number of years before taking up painting on a full time basis in 1978. His paintings are traditional impressionistic landscapes and seascapes which often feature young children and romantic figures from an era long since past. Richard paints mainly in oils.
Richard has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions, all of which have been very successful.
In 2001 Richard was commissioned to paint 10 panels depicting life around the Macedon Ranges.
His work is represented in many collections throughout Australia, including the Ledger Collection, Benalla Regional Gallery, Victoria. Overseas his work is represented in many notable collections in Japan, England, Switzerland, Hong Kong, America, Germany and France.
Influences and Inspiration
The Heidelberg painters were disciples of natural vision and within this sphere their landscapes, portraits and subject paintings reflected their truth to observation aim. They caught fleeting impressions as accurately as they could. Their style has become Australia's favourite and nothing before or since has evoked such response from the Australian people. Traditional landscape painting in Australia has been carried on enthusiastically to the present day.
In recent years the Impressionist style of Richard Chamerski has earned him great praise and many prizes.
Greenwich Gallery, Williamstown;
The Masters Gallery, Melbourne;
Balmoral Gallery, Geelong;
292 Gallery, Richmond;
Rainsford Gallery, Sydney.
Kew Gallery in 1983, 84, 85, 87, 90, 2007 & 2009.
The Schubert Galleries, Broadbeach, in 1986, 88, 91 and 93.
Noel Stott Fine Art, Melbourne, 1997, 2000.
"9 x 5 and Beyond" exhibition held at the McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin in June 1984.
Old Post Office Fine Art Gallery, Seymour.
Without Pier Gallery, Cheltenham.
Art Work in Private Collections:
Ledger Collection, Benalla Regional Gallery, Victoria.
Collections in Japan, England, Switzerland, Hong Kong, America, Germany and France.
Awards & Achievements Include:
1st. Prize Altona Rotary Art Show 1992 & 1993.
Best Local Artist Woodend Lions Art Show 1993 & 1999.
Charlton Art Show 1996, Best Oil Painting and Best Exhibit.
Bendigo Rotary Art Show 1999, Best Oil Painting.
Equal 1st Prize Bacchus Marsh Art Show 2001.
Best Oil Painting, Woodend Lions Art Show 2002.
Best Work, Any Medium - Sale Price Not Exceeding $800, Camberwell Art Show 2003.
Runner-Up in the Australian Guild of Realist Artists' Spring Exhibition, 2003.
Best in show Bendigo Rotary 2012.
Richard conducts several workshop and classes in the Macedon Ranges area, and has recently produced a DVD entitled; "Australian Landscape Painting with Richard Chamerski".
Contact the Artist
0412 635 469