WATLING GALLERIES (GOLD COAST)

WATLING GALLERIES (GOLD COAST)
WATLING GALLERIES (GOLD COAST)
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At Watling Galleries we pride ourselves in being one of the largest Private Commercial Art Gallery in Australia. Watling Galleries carry a huge stock of Artworks from local, interstate an..
U13/99 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, Qld, 4220.
U13/99 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, Qld, 42..
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At Watling Galleries we pride ourselves in being one of the largest Private Commercial Art Gallery in Australia. Watling Galleries carry a huge stock of Artworks from local, interstate and international Artists. Having such a large space we carry works representing most mediums including a wonderful range of major sculpture pieces
ADAM CULLEN
OVERVIEW: Adam Cullen (1965 - 2012) Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the City Art Institute in Sydney, and later received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales. Considered an "enfant terrible" in the Australian art world, Adam has become one of Australia's significant artists. He gained early fame dragging around a rotting pig's head that was chained to his ankle. Well known for winning the Archibald Prize in 2000 with a portrait of actor David Wenham, his works are irreverent yet humorous, and at times quite confronting. He is widely respected and considered one of Australia's most collectible contemporary artists. Cullen’s work is represented in numerous state and regional galleries including National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and the Geelong Art Gallery.

ANTONIO DUARTE
OVERVIEW: Antonio was born in Portugal where he graduated from Escola Artes Plasticas of Coimbra and Escola De Belas Artes of Lisbon. Since graduating he pursued a career as a professional artist in Europe, where his work was shown in many exhibitions in Spain, Portugal and Germany. Today his paintings form part of private and public collections across Europe. Since arriving in Australia in the late sixties, Antonio's work has received constant acclaim across the country, winning numerous awards, such as the prestigious Caran D'Ache drawing award. Antonio is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society. He is frequently the focus of exhibitions and was a guest artist representing Portugal in the Euro Art Exhibition. Tony was a participant in the Archibald Festival and a finalist in the Sulman art prize.

Bela Grof

OVERVIEW: COLLECTION - Places, Faces, Feather and Furs......The message of Bela's art is simple and direct, without a profound statement or complex ideology. Rather than attempting to force observations to fit preconceived ideas which arise from failure to observe and actually see the magnificence that surrounds us, his challenge comes in using light to define form and space, and in capturing the essence of a subject through the use of composition, colour, technique and design.
PROFILE: Born in Hungary, Bela grew up watching his artist father paint. Later in Bela’s artistic career, he realised how much he had learnt from his father, just to spend time with him while he was working, but he never actually taught Bela to paint. Bela migrated to Australia in 1980, where he continued his fervor for painting. In a traditional impressionist’s style, he prefers to paint the beauty around him. From portraits to landscapes, wildlife to still life, he uses vibrant colours to capture the essence and spirit of whatever he paints. “The message in my art is simple and direct, without a profound statement or complex ideology. Rather than attempting to force observations to fit preconceived ideas which arise from failure to observe and actually see the magnificence that surrounds us, my challenge comes in using light to define form and space, and in capturing the essence of the subject through the use of composition, colour, technique and design.” Bela’s work has found its way into private collections in Hungary, Germany, Austria, England, Ireland, USA, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia.

BRIAN COOK
OVERVIEW: This sparky, blue eyed, vivacious Australia (born Yorkshire, England, 1932) is passionately committed to his drawing and painting and has been since he could hold a pencil. Greatly influenced by renowned artists Turner and Constable, Brian says "I felt the scales fall from my eyes as soon as I arrived in Australia and saw the wonderful works of Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederie McCubbin".
PROFILE: Being a typical boy, and a bit of a larrikin, he skipped school one day. At the tender age of 7 years, in Barnsley, in Yorkshire, he wandered past St Barnabus Church and was intrigued to see students (final year art school students about to sit their practical drawing exams) lined up in the streets with folios. Following them into the church, he was left speechless by the magnificance of their sketches of the interior of this wonderful building. In the development of his art this experience played a major influence.

Our Brisbane and Gold Coast are presently featuring Brian's soft impressionistic style landscapes. "Come and be delighted by these wonderful works." Antony Watling

BRUCE GRIFFITHS

OVERVIEW: Artist Bruce Griffiths still works by the modem, never paint where you haven't been and never paint what you cannot feel. Located at the base of the Tallebudgera Valley on the Gold Coast, his sea and country landscapes reflect his real life journeys in Australia. A lifetime of fishing and the bush has instilled a love of the outdoors, which is the preferred subject of his paintings. Through his brush, Bruce reveals the natural beauty of Australia. He is always looking to capture the mood and atmosphere of the sea and his beloved country. A watercolour artist in the traditional style and largely self taught since picking up a brush in 2002. "I was fortunate early to see the use of colour in watercolour in the hands of world renowned Australian artists Robert Wade and Robert Lovett. It simply opened my eyes to what was possible".
PROFILE: Many years in the South East Queensland construction scene before taking up a brush, Bruce has seen the growth that will forever change the land but he insists that a simple beauty is still there. You just have to look harder. Bruce has enjoyed and emerged through the workshops of Robert Wade over a number of years. Art royalty is Robert and a challenging and generous mentor,” says Bruce. Brief but challenging journeys with both Robert Lovett and Greg Allen were to follow. After an invigorating period with world acclaimed artist Joseph Zbukvic, he has not looked back and gone on from strength to strength. Bruce admits there is art in the blood. “My father was a wonderful drawer of characters although he never published professionally. All my family is creative; musicians, dressmakers or artists of some kind. I was a late bloomer and now there is never enough time to paint”. Bruce has been a local and successful exhibitor through competitions from Hervey Bay North, Murwillumbah South and west to Warwick & Stanthorpe. His past exhibitions have been a great success. Says Bruce, "There is a momentum, a time when all factors fall into place and I am excited about the exposure of the website, but more so my return to Watling Gallery. It has come just at the right time and will help channel the volume of works and the emotion that I can offer the art loving public through my paintings."
ADAM CULLEN
OVERVIEW: Adam Cullen (1965 - 2012) Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the City Art Institute in Sydney, and later received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales. Considered an "enfant terrible" in the Australian art world, Adam has become one of Australia's significant artists. He gained early fame dragging around a rotting pig's head that was chained to his ankle. Well known for winning the Archibald Prize in 2000 with a portrait of actor David Wenham, his works are irreverent yet humorous, and at times quite confronting. He is widely respected and considered one of Australia's most collectible contemporary artists. Cullen’s work is represented in numerous state and regional galleries including National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and the Geelong Art Gallery.

ANTONIO DUARTE
OVERVIEW: Antonio was born in Portugal where he graduated from Escola Artes Plasticas of Coimbra and Escola De Belas Artes of Lisbon. Since graduating he pursued a career as a professional artist in Europe, where his work was shown in many exhibitions in Spain, Portugal and Germany. Today his paintings form part of private and public collections across Europe. Since arriving in Australia in the late sixties, Antonio's work has received constant acclaim across the country, winning numerous awards, such as the prestigious Caran D'Ache drawing award. Antonio is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society. He is frequently the focus of exhibitions and was a guest artist representing Portugal in the Euro Art Exhibition. Tony was a participant in the Archibald Festival and a finalist in the Sulman art prize.

Bela Grof

OVERVIEW: COLLECTION - Places, Faces, Feather and Furs......The message of Bela's art is simple and direct, without a profound statement or complex ideology. Rather than attempting to force observations to fit preconceived ideas which arise from failure to observe and actually see the magnificence that surrounds us, his challenge comes in using light to define form and space, and in capturing the essence of a subject through the use of composition, colour, technique and design.
PROFILE: Born in Hungary, Bela grew up watching his artist father paint. Later in Bela’s artistic career, he realised how much he had learnt from his father, just to spend time with him while he was working, but he never actually taught Bela to paint. Bela migrated to Australia in 1980, where he continued his fervor for painting. In a traditional impressionist’s style, he prefers to paint the beauty around him. From portraits to landscapes, wildlife to still life, he uses vibrant colours to capture the essence and spirit of whatever he paints. “The message in my art is simple and direct, without a profound statement or complex ideology. Rather than attempting to force observations to fit preconceived ideas which arise from failure to observe and actually see the magnificence that surrounds us, my challenge comes in using light to define form and space, and in capturing the essence of the subject through the use of composition, colour, technique and design.” Bela’s work has found its way into private collections in Hungary, Germany, Austria, England, Ireland, USA, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia.

BRIAN COOK
OVERVIEW: This sparky, blue eyed, vivacious Australia (born Yorkshire, England, 1932) is passionately committed to his drawing and painting and has been since he could hold a pencil. Greatly influenced by renowned artists Turner and Constable, Brian says "I felt the scales fall from my eyes as soon as I arrived in Australia and saw the wonderful works of Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederie McCubbin".
PROFILE: Being a typical boy, and a bit of a larrikin, he skipped school one day. At the tender age of 7 years, in Barnsley, in Yorkshire, he wandered past St Barnabus Church and was intrigued to see students (final year art school students about to sit their practical drawing exams) lined up in the streets with folios. Following them into the church, he was left speechless by the magnificance of their sketches of the interior of this wonderful building. In the development of his art this experience played a major influence.

Our Brisbane and Gold Coast are presently featuring Brian's soft impressionistic style landscapes. "Come and be delighted by these wonderful works." Antony Watling

BRUCE GRIFFITHS

OVERVIEW: Artist Bruce Griffiths still works by the modem, never paint where you haven't been and never paint what you cannot feel. Located at the base of the Tallebudgera Valley on the Gold Coast, his sea and country landscapes reflect his real life journeys in Australia. A lifetime of fishing and the bush has instilled a love of the outdoors, which is the preferred subject of his paintings. Through his brush, Bruce reveals the natural beauty of Australia. He is always looking to capture the mood and atmosphere of the sea and his beloved country. A watercolour artist in the traditional style and largely self taught since picking up a brush in 2002. "I was fortunate early to see the use of colour in watercolour in the hands of world renowned Australian artists Robert Wade and Robert Lovett. It simply opened my eyes to what was possible".
PROFILE: Many years in the South East Queensland construction scene before taking up a brush, Bruce has seen the growth that will forever change the land but he insists that a simple beauty is still there. You just have to look harder. Bruce has enjoyed and emerged through the workshops of Robert Wade over a number of years. Art royalty is Robert and a challenging and generous mentor,” says Bruce. Brief but challenging journeys with both Robert Lovett and Greg Allen were to follow. After an invigorating period with world acclaimed artist Joseph Zbukvic, he has not looked back and gone on from strength to strength. Bruce admits there is art in the blood. “My father was a wonderful drawer of characters although he never published professionally. All my family is creative; musicians, dressmakers or artists of some kind. I was a late bloomer and now there is never enough time to paint”. Bruce has been a local and successful exhibitor through competitions from Hervey Bay North, Murwillumbah South and west to Warwick & Stanthorpe. His past exhibitions have been a great success. Says Bruce, "There is a momentum, a time when all factors fall into place and I am excited about the exposure of the website, but more so my return to Watling Gallery. It has come just at the right time and will help channel the volume of works and the emotion that I can offer the art loving public through my paintings."
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