Betty Searle

Betty Searle

  • Artist’s Statement

    Betty’s early rural life in the district of Maranoa influences her renderings of Australian eucalypts and native flora. Her memories of the colours of the landscape combined with vibrant underpainting with oils creates a unique style. Betty also enjoys representing the flowers growing in her Toowoomba garden

  • Biography

    Born In Miles, Queensland, Betty has lived and practised throughout various parts of Queensland. Using Oils as her favoured medium, her inspiration for her Australian landscapes and floral art is the natural environment she encounters in her daily life and travels. She held successful solo exhibitions at Wild Canary, Brisbane in 2015 and 2016. Betty has been awarded prizes in many regional art awards including Hugh Sawrey and the Darcy Doyle Art awards.

  • Influences

    Nature's colours
    Australian Landscape

  • Awards

    2022-1st Prize AGL Oils Bell Art Exhibition
    3rd Prize Oils. Brookfield Art Show
    2021-Anne and Fred Gardiner Award, Toowoomba Art Society
    First Prize, Miniature Bell Art Exhibition
    2020-First Prize, Oil, Bell Art Exhibition

    2019-3rd Prize Landscape, Darcy Doyle Art Prize
    -Packer’s Prize, Fairholme Art Awards
    -Dental on Bowen Acquisition Award, Aspects Art Show Goondiwindi
    -First Prize Oils, People’s Choice and Highly Commended Acrylic, Roma Art Show
    -LCR Group Major Prize, First Prize Floral, First and Second Prize Miniature and Highly Commended,
    Bell Art Show
    2017 -First Prize Landscape Kogan Art Festival
    -First Prize, Highly Commended, and Packer’s Prize, Mt Perry Art Show
    -Highly Commended, Bundaberg Arts Festival
    2016 -Overall Winner, Blackwater Art Show
    -First Prizes, Monochrome and Local Artist, Bundaberg Arts Festival
    -Highly Commended, Bundaberg Arts Festival
    -Second Prize, Bowen Art Society Show
    2014 -Finalist in Australian Artist Magazine Landscape Competition
    -First Prize, Oil and Acrylic, Blackwater Art Show
    -First Prize, Oils, Mareeba Art Show
    -First Prize, Mt Perry Art Show

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions
    2016 Sunshine and Rain, Wild Canary Bistro, Brookfield
    2015 Nature’s Palette, Wild Canary Bistro Brookfield

    Group Exhibitions
    2021-Creativity in Colour and Clay, Toowoomba Art Society: Edwin Gunn, Roslyn Cranch, Jacqui Rahley and
    Betty Searle
    2019 -Blush, Blooms, and Suburbia: Betty Searle and Roslyn Cranch Toowoomba Art Society
    2018 -Convergence: Betty Searle and Marilyn Batty, Hazzard Gallery Bundaberg
    2017 -Impressions and Expressions: Betty Searle and Lisa West, Roma on Bungil Gallery
    2015-Ten of the Best: Betty Searle and Kathy Ellem, Surat on Balonne Gallery
    2014 -Selected for Habitat: Environmental Art of the Darling Downs curated by Western Downs Regional
    -Royal Queensland Art Society Invitation Exhibition, Palm Lake Resort, Bargara
    2010 Overall Artists Exhibition, Mt Perry Cultural Centre
    2010, 2008, 2006, 2004 Overall Artists Exhibition, School of Arts Bundaberg
    2006 A Family Affair, Mt Perry Fine Art Gallery, Mt. Perry Queensland
    2003 Group exhibition, Flying Scotsman Art Gallery, Gin Gin
    2001-2 Overall Artists Group Exhibition, Blue water club, Burnett Heads
    1981 Memoirs of the Outback, Queensland Rooms, McDonnell and East

Showing the single artwork

Betty Searle

An August Afternoon
91 x 91 x 4 cm Framed: 94 x 94 x 5 cm Oil on Canvas $1,500.00