|Artist Name:||William Ritchie|
|Art Group:||Wildlife Art Society of Australasia|
|Region:||Daylesford & Macedon Ranges|
A former scientist with a PhD in biology, William now works as an artist constructing highly realistic paintings, drawings and sculpture that have received numerous awards and commendations.
William’s skill as an artist coupled with his understanding of biology and the natural world, presents a unique perspective that is represented in the detail and character of his artwork. This unique blend allows him to more accurately portray subjects in ways that invite others to learn and better appreciate them.
In 2016 and 2017 William was a finalist in the coveted Holmes Art Prize for realistic bird life art. He is also a member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists (SAA) and Artists For Conservation (AFC), both are international organizations comprised of members who produce the best animal art in the world.
Masters of Teaching – Secondary (Part time via cloud)
20015 – present, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia.
Doctor of Philosophy – Molecular Science & Genetics
2008 – 2013, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience – Zoology (Honours I)
2003-2007, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Diploma in Natural Resource Management
2001-2002, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Art Group Memberships
Society of Animal Artists (SAA)
Artists For Conservation (AFC)
Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia (WASA)
Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St, Morpeth NSW 2321
Awards & Achievements Include:
2018 Selected for the Society Animal Artists 58th Annual Exhibition (2018), James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
2017 Finalist, Holmes Acquisitive Art Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Birdlife.
2016 Finalist and selected for exhibition, Holmes Art Prize for Realistic Birdlife Art, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra, QLD ($10,000)
William is available for private tuition.
William conducts regular art classes.
William conducts regular workshops and demonstration by appointment
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