Kay McFarlane Smith

Painting provides a constant excitement and challenge that allows me to express how I see and to convey this to others. My paintings  are my interpretation of the landscape and reflect my feelings and reactions to it.

After graduating in Economics from the University of NSW, I taught in secondary schools and TAFE in the Central West of NSW. In 1980-81, I studied ceramics at the Central West Institute of TAFE and the following year began studying drawing and painting at Charles Sturt University and The Macquarie Art School. Following this, I painted and studied with a number of highly regarded and internationally renowned artists in watercolour, oils and pastels.
Whilst living in the Central West of NSW, I taught Art in schools and was a watercolour  tutor for the Central West Adult Education College. During this time I exhibited my work in galleries in the mountains and in Sydney and exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in country NSW including the Orange Regional Gallery. In 1991, work was included in the Portrait of Australia Exhibition which travelled and exhibited in all states of Australia with the final exhibition in Darling Harbour Sydney. In 2002, I contributed to the “Peoplescape (portrait) Exhibition” at Parliament House Canberra.

I work mostly in oils and watercolour and have won numerous awards (see below) in a variety of media including watercolour, oils, photography and mixed media.

In 2005, I became an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society of NSW .  As an artist, I am fortunate to live in Port Stephens, a beautiful part of Australia and to have travelled extensively through Australia and overseas through North America, Europe and Asia several times.   My works are represented in private, corporate and civic collections in Australian and in private collections in Japan, US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, China and England.
2011       Highly Commended  OIL Berresfield

2010       Winner – Toyota Port Stephens Award. Acquired Toyota.

2009       Ist  Prize – Open (Port Stephens Council Award) – Tilligerry Art Festival

2009       Winner – Watercolour Prize – Mattara Art Prize (acquired by Penico Engineering)

2009       Winner -People’s Choice – Mattara Art Prize

2009       Highly  Commended – Oil – Mattara Art Prize

2008       Highly Commended – Watercolour – Weston Art Exhibition

2007       1st Prize Landscape – Beresfield  Art Show

2006       1st  Prize Watercolour – Dobell Festival Wangi

2006       1st  Prize Any  Subject – Beresfield  Art Exhibition  (acquired  by East Maitland Bowling Club)

2006       Highly Commended – Watercolour – Mattara Art Exhibition

2006       Highly  Commended – Any Subject / Medium – Raymond  Terrace Art Prize

2006       Highly Commended – Watercolour – Raymond  Terrace Art Prize

2006       Commended   – Watercolour – Shoalhaven Art  Exhibition

2006       Highly Commended – Miniature – Weston Art Award

2005       Major award of show – Mattara Newcastle Exhibition  (Acquired by Newcastle Permanent Building Society Collection)

2005       Commended (any medium) Mattara Newcastle Exhibition

2005       1st Prize miniature – Raymond Terace Exhibition

2005       Highly Commended – Watercolour – Raymond Terace Exhibition

2005       1st Prize Oils Landscape – East Maitland-Beresfield Art Show  Acquired .

2005       Highly Commended – Open – East Maitland-Beresfield Art Show

2005       Highly Commended -Traditional- East Maitland-Beresfield Art Show

2005       Highly Commended – Watercolour – Weston Art Show

2005       Highly Commended – Watercolour – Singleton Art Exhibition

2005       1st Prize Photography – Shoal Bay Art Show

2004       Commended Miniature – Mattara Art Prize

2004       1st Prize Watercolour – Scone Art Prize

2004       Highly Commended Miniature – Scone Art Prize

2004       1st Prize Miniature-Port Stephens Art Prize (Again acquired- Newcastle Building Society)

2004       1st The Major Award – Weston Art Show: ( Cessnock Civic Collection)

2004       Highly Commended – Miniature – Weston Art Show

2004       Commended -Traditional – Newcastle Show

2004       Commended – Open – Tilligerry Environ Exhibition

2003       1st Prize – Miniature – Port Stephens Art Prize (acquired Newcastle Building Society)

2003       1st Prize – Traditional – Shoal Bay Art Show

2003       Highly Commended – Miniature – Pokolbin Art Prize

2003       Highly Commended – Watercolour – Weston Art Show

1990-02 Ceased exhibiting

1990       3rd Prize Watercolour – Canberra Royal Art Show

1990       First Prize Watercolour – Condobolin Art Prize

1990       Highly Commended Mixed Media – Sydney Morning Herald “On This Day” Award

1989       1st Prize – Mixed Media – Orange Art Prize

1989       Commended – Watercolour – Orange Art Prize

1988       Highly Commended – Watercolour – Orange Art Prize

1987       1st Prize – Contemporary – Condobolin Art Prize (Condobolin Civic Collection)

1987       Highly Commended – Traditional – Condobolin Art Prize

1987       Highly Commended Watercolour – Condobolin Art Prize

1987       Highly Commended – Open – Orange Art Prize

1986       1st Prize – Open – Orange Art Prize

Website: http://www.kaymcfarlanesmith.com

Category: Directory
Type: Individual
Region: Port Stephens
Artform: Visual Arts New Media And Design,

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