|Artist Name:||Richard Klekociuk|
|Usual Style:||Semi-Abstract Impressionist|
|Usual Medium:||Coloured Pencils|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Region:||Mid North Coast NSW|
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.
In 2014 I was awarded Master Pencil Artist Status by the Canadian Pencil Society. 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.
My latest work is a combination of digital media and coloured pencil.
I am represented by Gallery Pejean in Launceston, Tasmania.
Solo Exhibitions in Tasmania, Australia Since 2009:
2016 – Colour Fields, Gallery Pejean, Launceston.
2015 – “Colour Shock”, Brave Art Gallery. Longford.
2014 – “The Shock of the View”, Table Cape Gallery, NW Tasmania.
2014 – The Artists’ Wall, Supreme Court, Hobart.
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
Represented by Gallery Pejean, Launceston: www.gallerypejean.com.au
Awards & Achievements Include:
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.
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’.
Contact the Artist
0427 577 296