I am primarily a watercolour artist, as it is a slightly unpredictable medium to use, but one that can have glorious results. I am attracted to landscape painting and enjoy painting houses and streetscapes. What catches my eye, and attracts me to a subject are the shapes of buildings and particular features that stand out, like a striped awning on a shop front. I also find the urban clutter, such as signage and power poles another interesting feature in a painting.
More recently, I have started to include still life art using an acrylic medium.
Fiona Hayes is a Warwick artist working in both watercolour and acrylics. She commenced her art journey in 2015, when she undertook initial watercolour instruction in Warwick, having no previous painting or drawing experience.
From 2016 onwards, Fiona has undertaken a number of workshops, being tutored in watercolour by a highly regarded Australian artist, with workshops undertaken in England, Tasmania, South Australia and most recently, in the Queensland outback towns of Longreach and Winton.
Fiona is working towards her 3rd solo exhibition, to be held at the Warwick Art Gallery in November 2022.
Winner of numerous prizes in competitions and exhibitions over the past 6 years. Sales and commissions now see Fiona's paintings in countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Colombia, South Africa, Thailand, England and Malaysia.
My watercolour paintings are influenced by the style of Australian artist, John Lovett.
2021 - Winner - Painting Category in the "Participate" exhibition - Warwick Art Gallery
2020 - Highly Commended - Drawing Category - Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi
2019 - Highly Commended - Southern Downs Artists' Competition - Warwick Art Gallery
2018 - Winner - Watercolour Category and 2nd Prize in Contemporary Category- CWA State Art Competition
2016 - Reserve Champion - Warwick Show Art Competition
2019 - Solo exhibition "Near, Far and In Between" Warwick Art Gallery
2020 - Solo exhibition "Stories in Watercolour" Texas Regional Art Gallery
2022 - Solo exhibition "Do You See What I See" to be held at the Warwick Art Gallery in November, 2022.
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