Fiona Groom

Fiona Groom

  • Artist’s Statement

    As an Artist I like to create emotion, reaction and narrative in my work. The Natural World, but manly Animal Life are what inspire and inform me on what direction I need to take, and as the composition slowly comes to life, this new painting has established itself with its own story, its own response to evoke and a sentiment that lingers on.

  • Biography

    Fiona Groom’s artistic journey started with a variety of art courses which included Certificate II Visual Arts, Diploma of Visual Arts (Fine Arts) , and concluded with a Fine Arts Degree .
    During this time she had the opportunity to exhibit her work in several Solo shows and a variety of national arts festivals and group shows including an International Art Exhibition at Gallera360 in Florence and an exhibition For Explorers against Extinction in London. Her art is currently being exhibited in several local galleries, with work purchased and exhibited in private collections throughout the world, here in Australia as well as the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Europe, Singapore and the US. Some recent publications have seen Fiona’s work featured on the cover of Creative Artist Magazine Issue 11 2016 and an article in Artist Palette Magazine No 155, both publications included a 10 page spread of her work and a workshop showing the painting process. She was also featured in a coffee table book titled Amazing Australian Artists…Professionally Fiona’s activities have included a TV episode on Put Some Colour in Your Life and also several Artist residencies during a variety of exhibitions. Ms Groom has also held the position of Volunteer Gallery Curator at Yandina Historic House for the past 13 years which has given her plenty of opportunity to work with other Artists, organize and present artwork and become involved in an assortment of local community events. Additionally she has organized and run several children’s art workshops, group exhibitions, art projects, painting workshops, art group tutoring and some community based Artisan Markets. Furthermore Ms Groom has also had the chance to be part of the Nambour Street Art Festival and has painted a mural in Nambour to help revitalize the town... It is all these artistic opportunities that have helped her gain a better understanding of art making and in doing so has given her the direction and inspiration that she needed. For Fiona the idea of capturing the subject’s character and expression, their humour, their majesty and wonder, is of utmost importance thus resulting in the painting telling its own story.

  • Influences

    For me, animal life and the natural world are my main focus. I draw inspiration from the expressions, colours and uniqueness of each animal subject. Using acrylics and stretched canvas my compositions slowly comes to life and in the end a new creation has established itself with its own story to tell.

  • Awards

    People’s Choice Coolum Art Show
    Highly Commended Kenilworth Arts Fest Kenilworth
    5th Place Painting Category Animal Art Exhibition Light Space & Time Gallery USA
    6th Place Painting Category Animal Art Exhibition Light Space & Time Gallery USA
    10th Place Overall Category Animal Art Exhibition Light Space & Time Gallery USA
    Highly Commended International Nature in Art Brisbane
    2nd Place Taste of Art Noosa Regional Gallery Noosa
    3rd Place Animal Section Sunshine Coast Arts Festival Nambour
    People’s Choice Award... Mary Valley Arts Festival Imbil
    1st Place Animal Life Section. Mary Valley Arts Festival Imbil

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibition Light Space and Time online gallery
    Unearth Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy
    The Motley Mix Show Vianta Beerwah
    Mixed Bag Kandanga Country Club Mary Valley
    Local Heroes Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy
    Rush Art Competition Gympie Regional Gallery Gympie
    Eclectica Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy
    King of the Mountain Pomona
    Grammar Art Show Toowoomba
    Taste of Art Noosa Regional Gallery
    Twitter Art Scotland
    Lethbridge 2000 small Scale Art Awards
    Behind BFAC
    Lions Art Extravaganza North Lakes
    Explorers against Extinction London UK
    Finalist Holmes Art Prize Caloundra Regional Gallery
    Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
    Captivating Creatures BFAC
    International Nature in Art Logan Art Gallery
    Captivating Creatures II Noosa Regional Gallery
    International Exhibition Galleria 360 Florence Italy
    Matthew Flinders Art Prize Bribie Island

  • Website

    www.fmgfionagroomvisualartist.com

Showing the single artwork

Fiona Groom

Peek a Boo
50 x 40 x 4cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $895.00