|Artist Name:||Rikki Fisher|
|Art Group:||Wildlife Art Society of Australasia|
|State:||New South Wales|
Rikki Fisher – Wildlife Artist
"It's all too rare in the art world to find an artist with both a great aesthetic and an accomplished technique. Mostly, either subject matter or technical ability eclipse one another, sometimes by a wide margin.
To find a practitioner whose masterly technique evokes such a clear and immediate response from the viewer is all too uncommon.
Rikki's work gives one pause. It is that rarest of places where beauty and precision meet"
David Corazza The Channon Galley
International award winning artist Rikki Fisher resides in the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales, with an arts practice influenced by her passion for wildlife.
She has exhibited widely in the eastern states of Australia and has received a number of awards for her work in various media. Rikki is currently exploring the medium of 'scratchboard' to striking effect.
In 2013 Rikki won an International Scratchboard award in the Open category in Vancouver, Canada, taking home the Gold Award – Best in Show. There is only one international scratchboard exhibition and to gain worldwide acclaim is an amazing achievement. Rikki went on to win a major award in this same exhibition in 2014 and 2015.
In 2014 Rikki was made a "Master Scratchboard Artist" (MSA) by the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). One of only 4 “Masters” in Australia and 17 worldwide.
Art Group Memberships
Rikki belongs to the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia and the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA).
International Society of Scratchboard Artists USA
Queensland Wildlife Art Society QLD
The Centre, Beaudesert QLD
Caldera Art Murwillumbah NSW
Wildlife @ Discovery ACT
Tweed River Art Gallery NSW
Lismore Regional Gallery NSW
The Botanical Art Society of Melbourne, VIC
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia VIC
Camberwell Rotary Art Show VIC
2015 Solo exhibition - "Wild Moments" The Channon Gallery, The Channon NSW
2013 Solo Exhibition - "Stripes" The Channon Gallery, The Channon NSW
Awards & Achievements Include:
- Cardinia Grand Art Exhibition Vic. 1st Prize - Scratchboard Category 2016.
- Art Across the Ages - Berwick Vic. Best Overall Artwork 2015.
- Nossal Art Exhibition Vic. 1st Prize - Scratchboard Category 2015.
- 4th Annual Scratchboard Exhibition (ISSA) Maryland USA. Bronze Award – Master Category 2015.
- Coraki Art Exhibtion NSW. 2nd Prize - Drawing Category.
- WASA Wild Awards Vic. Silver & Viewers Choice.
- Nossal Art Exhibition Vic. 1st Prize - Scratchboard Category 2014.
- 3rd Annual Scratchboard Exhibition (ISSA) NC USA. Bronze Award – Master Category 2014.
- WASA - A Wild Encounter Vic. Highly Commended.
- Cardinia Grand Art Exhibition Vic. 1st Prize - Scratchboard Category.
- Bentley Art Show NSW 1st Prize - Animal Drawing Section.
- 2nd Annual Scratchboard Exhibition (ISSA) Canada - Gold Award – Open Category 2013.
- QWASI - The Centre, Beaudesert QLD. Highly commended.
- Caldera Art Prize QLD. 1st Prize.
- WASA - Wild Art Award Vic. Silver & People’s Choice.
- WABA - Wildlife @ Discovery ACT. - Overall Highly Commended.
- Rotary Art Show Murwillumbah NSW, - Highly commended & People’s Choice.
- TURSA Art prize NSW - 1st Prize - Domestic Animals and Wildlife Section.
- Bentley Art Show NSW - Highly Commended - Bird Drawing Section.
Rikki holds workshops in scratchboard, is both proficient and versatile in the craft and well able to impart her extensive knowledge.