Deidre Rutherford

Deidre Rutherford

  • Artist’s Statement

    I am a landscape artist and love texture and abstraction in everything that I create. My art is inspired by the natural world around me and the colours of the Australian land and seascape. I draw on my life experiences and paint what I feel or how I want to feel. My works are diverse and constantly evolving. I am always experimenting  with colour an mixed media, sometimes with unexpected results. I love my work to be evocative and am thrilled and humbled when the viewer connects with my work.

  • Biography

    Deidre started painting 15 years ago after looking for a new interest. She spent the early years exploring with colour, mediums and techniques by attending a diverse range of weekend workshops. When Deidre retired from full time work in 2019 she decided to commit more time to her art. Painting has become is a crucial part of her life and wellbeing.
    Deidre has won the following awards: 2020 Highly commended in the Toowoomba Art Society (TAS) annual members exhibition; 2019 Nancy Culliford Award in the TAS annual members exhibition; 2018 Anne and Fred Gardiner Award in the Toowoomba Art Society annual members exhibition; She has participated in the following exhibitions: 2021 Facets of Fairholme Art show; 2021 Toowoomba Grammar art show; 2020 Feature artist for the Crows Nest Art Group Instudio Art Trail ;2020 Toowoomba Grammar online art show; 2019 Downlands Art exhibition; the MET Gallery Highfields 2019 and 2020; and solo exhibition Rosalie art gallery 2013.

  • Influences

    My art is influenced by many wonderful artists and tutors. Those with very free abstract styles resonate with me and influence my work. I have also been influenced by my sister Jo, who is an amazing abstract artist living in NSW. Fred Williams, Brett Whitely, Judith White and Emma Walker to name but a few are some of the Australian artists who inspire me and influence my art. The Australian landscape and it's endless and varied beauty also influences my work.

  • Awards

    2018 First Prize for best painting (Fred Gardiner award) - Toowoomba Art Society's annual Spring Exhibition for "Out of the Blue"
    2019 Second Prize -Nancy Culliford Prize - Toowoomba Art Society annual Spring Exhibition for Going going...

  • Exhibitions

    Facets of Fairholme 2019
    Toowoomba Art Society Spring exhibition 2018
    Rosalie gallery 2013 "My Inner and Outer world" solo exhibition

Showing the single artwork

Deidre Rutherford

Lonely Place
61 x 122 x 3.8cm Mixed media and acrylic on canvas. $700.00