Roslyn Hartwig - Artist & Tutor
I am on a quest for excellence.
My inspiration comes from various aspects of the world around me, as I set out to capture the intimate beauty of nature which for me, reveals the personal interest that God has in all of us. It is the textural component of the landscape that intrigues me most and I attempt to incorporate this in each painting, while also using tone, form and colour – both bright or muted as appropriate – to depict an enhanced realism of each subject.
I seek to give my audience a sense of peace and contentment that replaces, if just for a while, the hardship and distress that are often a part of life. My goal is to open the eyes of those who view my artwork to the endless variety of possibilities for enjoyment in our surroundings - whether it be the city or country area where we live; in our own backyards or places that we visit. Through painting and teaching, I endeavour to reflect the heart of God – to show the beauty, peace and rest of nature in it's many forms.
An interest in creativity has been present since childhood, though it was 1998 before I started painting, beginning with pastels, soon adding watercolours and now also oils. Drawing as often as possible, I work en plein air in watercolour, pen and pencil. Painting on location challenges me to depict not only what is actually there, but also to express it in a way that shows the intangible character of the subject.
At present, I work full-time at Murray’s Art and Framing, where I provide service and advice on art materials and framing . I teach lessons in watercolour, holding day and night classes during school terms. I also conduct weekend workshops in other areas, when approached.
“I believe that art has a divine source and lives in the hearts of all men who have been touched by the heavenly light. Once having tasted the delights of great art , one is inescapably and forever dedicated to it” Paul Gauguin 1848-1903
2015 – 'The Rock and The River', Graydon Art Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD
Rosalie Art Gallery, Goombungee, QLD
Texas Regional Gallery, Texas QLD
2010 - “19 days, 19 paintings”, Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba
2005 - “People, Flowers, Water”, MyArt Gallery, Toowoomba
2007 - “Interpretation or Intuition” Rosalie Shire Gallery
2007 - Feature Artist, Toowoomba Grammer School
2003 - “Broad Brush Strokes”, Toowoomba Regional Gallery
2002 to 2005 – “Arts Alike” – Oakey Art Group and Toowoomba Potters Club
2000 – Oakey Art Group, Crows Nest Gallery
Selected Prizes and Awards
2010 - Grand Champion Dalby Spring Art show
2005 - Champion Oakey Agricultural Show
2004 - Champion Pittsworth Agricultural Show
2004 - Open Rosalie Shire Council Acquisitive Award
2002 to 2008 - First Prizes: 25 Awards in Watercolour and Pastels
2004 – Rosalie Shire Council
2004 – Jondaryan Shire Council
2002 – Jondaryan Shire Council
2005 – Budget Steel, Gympie
2003 – Wide Bay Capricorn Home Loans, Maryborough
2002 – Adelaide Swift Memorial
Collections overseas and throughout Australia.
MyArt Gallery, Toowoomba.
Colours of Greece - A 66 page book cataloguing the experiences and paintings of the Greek Island Art tour of September 2009. Printed December 2010.
2007 to Present - Watercolour Day Classes, Murray’s Art and Framing
2013 – Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art & Framing
2013 – Watercolour Weekend Workshop, St George
2012 – Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Texas
2012 – Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art & Framing
2010 – Watercolour weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art and Framing
2007 - Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Chinchilla Art Group
2007 - Drawing Weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art and Framing
2005 - Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art and Framing
Commercial Reproductions – Arthouse Reproductions, Brisbane
2015 – The Rock and the River - all 15 paintings
2010 - Bougainvillea and Pots
2010 – The Blue Door
2004 – Misty Marina, Seascape
2004 – Girl at the Markets, People scape
Public Art Projects
2007 – Toowoomba Philharmonic Society, “Me and My Girl”, Empire Theatre
Design and Painting of Stage Sets
2015 – Robert Lovett
2011 - Charles Sluga
2009 – Angelika Erbsland - Art tour to Greek Islands
2002 - Herman Pekel
2002 - Joseph Zbukvic
2002 - Greg Allen
2013 – Todd Whisson
2008 - Lyn Diefenbach
2007 - Graham W Smith
2003 - Todd Whisson
2010 – Don Milner
2011 – Graphic Design Short Course at TAFE, Toowoomba
2001 – Success and the Business of Artwork, Christine Porter
2007- Present, Murray’s Art and Framing
Fulltime Sales Assistant, Product Management, Artistic & Framing Consultant,
Teaching classes and workshops in Watercolour