We were very excited to unwrap the artwork from Alvaro Castagnet @ The Emporium Hotel South Bank - during our 1st Monday of the Month - Morning Tea! Magic .....................🌞 Watch this space as we prepare for the Gala Cocktail Party and Auction @The Emporium Hotel South Bank - Brisbane Australia - Alvaro's Work will be available for purchase via the Gala Auction on the night - from 6pm - 9th November 2019.......!
Huge thanks to Alvaro, he has taken the 'Theme' of our Australian Watercolour Muster to heart - 'Paint Your Own Backyard' and presented us with images from his own backyard - Montevideo, Uruguay below, and his second home here in Australia - Melbourne and the iconic - Flinders Street above!
Alvaro is admired for his powerful, impressive interpretation of light effects and his ability to evoke mood to convey the very soul of the subjects he paints.
Flinders Street - Melbourne | Bourla Café - Antwerpen | Montevideo - Uruguay.........These are indeed paintings from the heart - Alvaro, was born in beautiful Montevideo, Uruguay. His early interest in art was cultivated mainly by his father, who sent him to the National School of Art in Montevideo at a young age, and where he was taught by Professor Esteban Garino. He continued his formal education at the Fine Arts University, under Miguel Angel Pareja.
Now, he travels the world painting, lecturing, jurying and exhibiting.
Alvaro has created his own style school and shares his knowledge through Workshops in beautiful locations worldwide. Participants say that just being in Alvaro’s company while he demonstrates his gorgeously pure washes and judiciously applied details is empowering.
We unrolled the pack with great care - left to right: 3rd Work from Alvaro Castagnet - Montevideo - Uruguay | Curator - Australian Watercolour Muster - Wyn Vogel holding - 'Bourla Café - Antwerpen with Brooke Ovenden - Owner Frame Warehouse
Thanks again to the Emporium Hotel South Bank - and all our Sponsors - including the Watercolour Society of Queensland Inc. and their trusty team, lead by President Jenny Loveday and Secretary - Marilyn Revell who gave a fun art appreciation into why Artists 'Paint a Green Face' - Curious ......then Google and study the Works of Marc Chagall!
Our fabulous 1st Monday of the Month - Morning Teas at Emporium Hotel South Bank have been Hosted by The Watercolour Society of Queensland Inc. to assist them to grow their capacity to Sponsor our Under 30's Emerging Artist to fly free and stay during FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2020 - an amazing prize, in addition to being Showcased here in Australia during our Gala Events in November 2019 - for one of the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2019 Under 30 Finalists .......... we will share more on this over the next few weeks - but ....................>
Remember the Deadline - For Submission of Your Artwork to the Australian Watercolour Muster - 29th September 2019 - submit through Gallery 247 login.
Theme for the 'Muster - 2019': ‘Paint Your Own Backyard’
Restriction on the size of Painting for Entry to the Overall - Australian Watercolour Muster - 2019 has been lifted.
However, for Australians wanting to be considered for entry to
FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2020 Your Painting Size Must Be:
½ sheet = 56 x 38cm watercolour Paper
recommend 300gsm …..... any brand watercolour paper.
Artists are able to submit as many Works as they would like with payment of fees per artwork as per
Terms and Conditions for more....
Don't miss out - Book Your Place with our Demonstration/Master Artist Richard Tiejun Chao - 9th Nov '19 - places are booking fast!
Secure the dates for all Events in your Calendar now - we will be updating and releasing more news over the next couple of months, re new Workshops and Events for November .......check us out >>>>