I am on a quest for excellence.
I seek to depict the energy I see and feel around me. The textures and movement of natural or urban environments excite me.I aspire to draw out the essence of a subject, interpreting it, using my intuition, imagination and memory to colour the way I perceive reality.When in my studio, the memory of those experiences combine with my joy of painting and I release my spirit to play and experiment – to have an adventure with the paint.
A journey to becoming an artist of excellence can be an eclectic, rather spontaneous one. On a self-guided learning program, Roslyn Hartwig attended workshops with national and international tutors across a variety of mediums before honing in on her passion for watercolours. For over 20 years, her arts journey has included sketching from life as well as studio painting, all the while exhibiting in Australia and more recently, internationally.
Solo exhibitions include 'Water, People & Flowers' in 2005; '19 days; 19 Paintings' of location paintings in the Greek Islands, 2010 and “The Rock and the River” in 2015, a body of artwork depicting flowing water and mountains, which came from a deeper, emotional connection of peace. In 2020, “Art as a lifelong journey' explored the relationship between the surface, paint and textural methods and techniques of painting within the subject of landscape.
Her passion for art will continue to be a journey of discovery, joy, wonder and adventure.
2010 - Grand Champion Dalby Spring Art show
2005 - Champion Oakey Agricultural Show
2004 - Champion Pittsworth Agricultural Show
2004 - Open Rosalie Shire Council Acquisitive Award
2002 to 2008 - First Prizes: 25 Awards in Watercolour and Pastels
2018 – 'Essence of Toowoomba', MyArt Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
2015 – 'The Rock and The River', Graydon Art Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD, Rosalie Art Gallery, Goombungee, QLD, Texas Regional Gallery, Texas QLD
2010 - “19 days, 19 paintings”, Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba
2005 - “People, Flowers, Water”, MyArt Gallery, Toowoomba
2018 – FabrianoinAquarello, Fabriano Italy
2000 to Present – Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba
2003 to Present – Downlands Art Show, Toowoomba
2007 - “Interpretation or Intuition” Rosalie Shire Gallery
2007 - Feature Artist, Toowoomba Grammar School
2003 - “Broad Brush Strokes”, Toowoomba Regional Gallery
2002 to 2005 – “Arts Alike” – Oakey Art Group and Toowoomba Potters Club
2000 – Oakey Art Group, Crows Nest Gallery
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