|Artist Name:||Richard Klekociuk|
|Usual Style:||Semi-Abstract Impressionist|
|Usual Medium:||Coloured Pencils|
|Region:||Launceston & Tamar|
I graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art in 1971, and I’m currently based in Port Macquarie, NSW. I have been a practicing artist, teacher and art judge for over 40 years.
Coloured pencil has been my preferred medium since 1986 and I have won numerous awards, often in open company. I was a Glover finalist in 2009 and 2014, and the Bay of Fires Art Prize in 2015 and 2017.
I was awarded Master Pencil Artist Status by both the Canadian Pencil Society (2014) and the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia (2108). I’m an Ambassador of Caran d’Ache in Australia.
I am inspired by the Australian landscape. Mark making, weathering, ‘landscape memory and history’, decay, pattern, colour and shape are of particular interest to me.
Teacher's Diploma of Art
Tasmanian Teacher's Certificate
Coloured Pencil Master Status (Canada)
Coloured Pencil Master Status (Australia)
Graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art, 1971.
Solo Exhibitions in Tasmania, Australia Since 2009:
2020 – Feature Artist, Stillwater, Launceston
2018 - "Eklektic" - Gallery Pejean, Launceston.
2016 - "Colour Fields" - Gallery Pejean, Launceston.
2015 - "The Shock of the View" - Table Cape, NW Tasmania.
2014 – “Landscape Precis” – The Brave Art Gallery, Longford.
2013 – “Rocking On – My Gap Year” – Providore Mill Gallery Launceston.
2010 – “The Truth About Coloured Pencils” – Lady Franklin Gallery, Hobart.
2009/10 – “Another Slice”, Banjo’s Bakery, Kings Meadow, Launceston.
2009 - “Recent Drawings”, Scottsdale Art & Framing Gallery, Scottsdale.
2009 – “Bread”, Café Eleven, Launceston
Awards & Achievements Include:
2020 – Monthly Masterpiece Winner, Launceston Art Society
2018 – Feature Artist – Focus Magazine, Port Macquarie
2018 - Bay of Fires Finalist, St. Helens, Tasmania.
2017 – Bay of Fires Art Prize Finalist, St Helens, Tasmania.
2016 – Palm Art Award Finalist, Germany.
2015 – Judge’s Commendation Holy Trinity Religious Art Prize, Launceston, Tasmania.
2015 – Judge’s Commendation Celebrating Life Ex., Launceston.
2015 – Bay of Fires Art Prize Finalist, St. Helens, Tasmania.
2015 – Featured in Art/Edit Magazine, Sydney, Australia.
2014 – Awarded Master Pencil Artist Status, Canadian Pencil Art Society, Canada.
2014 – Won, Holy Trinity Religious Art Prize, Launceston, Tasmania.
2014 – LGH Art Prize Finalist, Launceston, Tasmania.
2014 – Glover Prize Finalist, Evandale, Tasmania.
2013 - Won, Drawing Prize, ArtEX , Ulverstone, Tasmania.
2013 - Judges’ Commendation, Mixed Media Award, ArtEX, Ulverstone, Tasmania.
2013 - Won, Online Mixed Media Award Australian Coloured Pencil Group.
2013 - Won, Art of Norfolk Plains Prize, Longford, Tasmania.
2012 - Featured in “Colored Pencil” magazine in the USA.
2012 - Won the Landscape Prize at TasArt, Burnie, Tasmania.
2012 - Judges’ Commendation, TasArt , Burnie, Tasmania.
2012 - Featured in “Australian Artist Magazine”, Syndey, Australia.
2011 - Featured in “Artist’s Palette Magazine”, Sydney, Australia.
2011 - Highly Commended,Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania.
2010 - Won, Hertiage Section, Meandering Art Prize, Launceston, Tasmania.
2010 - Won, Drawing Prize, ArtEx, Ulverstone, Tasmania.
2010 - Won, City of Burnie Art Prize, Burnie, Tasmania.
2010 - Published in “The Best of Artists” (series) in the United States of America.
2010 - Won, LAS Annual Acquisitive Art Award.
2009 - Judges’ Commendation, LAS Annual Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania.
2009 - Won, Drawing Prize, ArtEx , Ulverstone, Tasmania.
2009 - Won, Artery Award, TasArt, Burnie, Tasmaia.
2009 - Finalist, The Glover Prize, Evandale, Tasmania.
2008 - Feature Artist, “From My Perspective” On-line Magazine Nov., the USA.
2008 - Won, Art Professionals’ Prize, Royal Hobart Show, Hobart, Tasmania.
2008 - Won, Pastel Prize, TasArt , Burnie, Tasmania.
2008 - Listed in “Who’s Who Tasmania”, Hobart, Tasmania.
2008 - Won, Holy Trinity Religious Art Prize, Launceston, Tasmania.
Individual and small group tuition with coloured pencils.
As an ambassador for Caran d’Ache in Australia, I conduct workshops that feature their products, in particular their range of coloured pencils both non-soluble and soluble. All materials provided.
I also conduct coloured pencil workshops featuring other pencil brands such as Prismacolor, Polychromos and Derwent. All materials provided.
- Mixed Media – working with spray paints, various art mediums, stencils and ‘found’ objects.
- How to create abstracts from nature – various mediums.
- “Art Hospital” – How to breath life back into paintings and drawings that have ‘died’.
- Colour Therapy Workshops to aid in personal healing, recovery and motivation
Contact the Artist
Email contact preferred.
0427 577 296