FIONA HAYES

FIONA HAYES

  • Artist’s Statement

    My painting style varies, but I often like to paint showing a focal point, using a method to soften the edges of the painting so those parts are more “suggested”, and with less detail. My purpose for this is for the viewer’s eye to see the picture as a whole, but come back to the focal point of interest, to see the smaller details depicted. My paintings are done en plein air or from my home studio.

    I particularly love to paint landscapes, seascapes and street scenes.

  • Biography

    I am a watercolour artist, living in Warwick. I commenced my art journey in 2015, when I undertook initial watercolour instruction in Warwick, having no previous drawing or painting experience.

    From 2016 onwards, I have undertaken a number of workshops, being tutored by well known Australian artists, both in Australian workshops and also ones in Italy and England.

    I have entered many competitions and exhibitions over the past 5 years, achieving numerous prizes. Sales and commissions now see my paintings in homes in countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Colombia, South Africa, Thailand, England and Malaysia.

    I have held 2 successful solo exhibitions in the past 2 years, and am currently working towards my 3rd exhibition, to be held at the Warwick Art Gallery in November 2022.

  • Influences

    The artist who has had the most influence on my style of work, is Australian watercolour artist, John Lovett.

  • Awards

    2019 - Warwick Show - 1st prize in watercolour
    2019 - Tenterfield Collective Studio, "Australiana" exhibition - Highly Commended
    2019 - Stanthorpe Show - 2nd prize in watercolour; 1st prize in mixed media/collage; Highly Commended in Abstract. Overall winner of the Viewer's Choice award.
    2018 QCWA Art Exhibition State Final - 1st prize in Landscape; 2nd prize in Still Life.
    2018 - QCWA Art Exhibition Regional finals - 1st prize in Still Life; 2nd prize in Landscape.
    2017 - Southern Downs Art Exhibition - Highly Commended.
    2016 - Warwick Show "Contrasts" Art Show - Reserve Champion. Overall winner of the Viewer's Choice award.

  • Exhibitions

    My first solo exhibition, "Near, Far and In Between" - Warwick Art Gallery from 16 May - 22 June, 2019. Featured were 44 watercolour paintings ranging from local Darling Downs scenes, overseas travels and imaginary landscape vistas. Nearly 2,000 people visited the exhibition, and 21 paintings sold. A further 8 paintings from this exhibition have since been sold, since closure.
    My second solo watercolour exhibition will be opening on 22 February, 2020 for a 6 week timeslot. To be held at the Texas Regional Art Gallery, Texas (Queensland).

Showing all 3 artworks

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BLUE HOUSE
40 x 50 x 1.5cm Watercolour on Paper $480.00

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BOATS AT SUNSET
40 x 50 x 1.5cm Watercolour on Paper $480.00

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OLD HOUSE, CLIFTON
40 x 50 x 1.5cm Watercolour on Paper $480.00