Colleen Gardener

Colleen Gardener

  • Artist’s Statement


    Many years a ceramicist in W.A., Colleen relocated to Queensland in 2003 and commenced painting around that time . She has won many awards and her work are represented in private and public collections Colleen works at a furious pace, both plein air and from her studio,using both oil and acrylic mediums. A familiar figure in all weather, Colleen can often be seen painting around the beautiful Scenic Rim, where she lives at Harrisville.

  • Biography


    COLLEEN GARDENER IS A VISUAL ARTIST WITH A BACKGROUND IN CERAMICS AND GALLERY PRACTICES, DESCRIBING HERSELF AS A REALISTIC IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER. COLLEEN IS DRIVEN TO RECORD THE FLEETING LIGHT AND BEAUTY OF THE SCENIC RIM WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS AT HARRISVILLE. SHE PAINTS DAILY PLEIN AIR AND IN HER STUDIO. HER LOVE OF NATURE IS EVIDENT IN HER WORKS OF AUSTRALIAN EUCALYPTUS BLOSSOMS AS WELL AS STILL LIFE, WHICH ARE PAINTED UNDER SPOT LIGHT FROM LIFE IN HER STUDIO.



  • Influences

    I am influenced by the Impressionists and their chasing of the light

  • Awards

    2016 Ipswich Art Awards Highly Commended
    2016 Ipswich Art Awards Acquisition Ipswich Regional Art Gallery
    2017 Scenic Rim Art Awards Runner Up
    2018 Scenic Rim Art Awards Runner Up
    2018 Ipswich Art Awards Finalist

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibited regularly since 2006:
    A few recent exhibitions:
    2017 Scenic Rim Art Awards
    2017 Ipswich Art Awards
    2017 Sommerset Art Awards
    2018 Ipswich Art Awards
    2018 Ipswich Arts Connect
    2018 Qld Regional Art Awards
    2019 Ipswich Art Awards
    2019 Boonah Regional Gallery
    2019 Legacy Art Auction Invitation
    2019 The Centre Beaudesert Invitation travelling Elders exhibition
    2019 Scenic Rim Art Awards
    2019 Sommerset Art Awards

Showing all 3 artworks

Colleen Gardener

"Queens Park"
61 x 61 x 1.5 cm Framed: 64 x 64 x 1.5 cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $1,000.00

Colleen Gardener

"Corner of Queens Park"
61 x 76 x 1.5 cm Framed: 63 x 78 x 1.5 cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $1,500.00

Colleen Gardener

"Laurel Bank Park 2"
61 x 76 x 1.5 cm Framed: 63 x 78 x 1.5 cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $1,500.00