Rhonda Kraak

Rhonda Kraak

  • Artist’s Statement

    I find the creaminess and viscosity of pastels captures the bright and true colour of the composition and makes an easy mark on the paper to show detail. Using coloured paper highlights the brighter colours and whites. I have attended 3 x McGregor art schools where I have learnt preparation of works and new techniques and am influenced by the light capturing works of the early Australian Impressionists and Tonalist's as I strive to find my own style .

  • Biography

    Born in Wynnum, Queensland, surrounded by the impressionist works and of my Dutch mother, my school years were spent gazing out at the greens and blues of the Moreton Bay, started my lifelong need to capture colour and light. .

  • Influences

    Max Meldrum
    Polly Hurry
    Arthur Streeton
    Van Gogh,
    Alfred Sisley
    Camille Pissaro

  • Awards

    Show Champion - 2010
    Warwick Show
    Finalist = 2011

    2012 Stanthorpe Art Prize  finalist

  • Exhibitions

    2011 solo exhibition Lorenzo's Cafe, Stanthorpe

    Joint exhitiions at the Warwick Art Gallery and Southern Downs region including "Light and Shade" at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

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Rhonda Kraak

King of the Bush, Girraween
50 x 40 x 2 cm Pastel on paper $650.00

Rhonda Kraak

Toowoomba Japanese Gardens
500 x 650 x 10 cm Framed: 700 x 880 x 4cm Pastel on paper $520.00