Therese Alcorn

Therese Alcorn

  • Artist’s Statement

    Finding myself stranded in the middle of nowhere when my car broke down earlier this year, I was forced to wait patiently in nearby bushland for the tow truck to arrive. There was nothing else to do except study leaves, reflecting on the beauty of simple, yet complex things - now immortalized as Leaf Study I and II.

  • Biography

    My love of painting and drawing began as a child, when I would create countless potato prints on paper to grace the walls of my family’s rambling old home.

    As a pre-teen, I attended oil painting lessons in Rockhampton before moving with my family to Bathurst Island in 1974. This experience further enriched my love of art and creativity, and much of my free time was spent at Bima Wear Screen Printing and
    Sewing Factory.

    In 2008, I attended a weekend oil painting workshop, where my passion for painting and drawing was re-ignited. Since then, I've attended several USQ McGregor Schools to extend my skills and knowledge and to learn new techniques for incorporation into my art.

    In 2010, realizing a lifelong dream, I travelled with an art group to the Greek Islands. Spending three weeks drawing and painting under the Mediterranean sun with like-minded artists was the adventure of a lifetime.

    Life on the beautiful Darling Downs provides endless inspiration for me.

  • Influences

    The environment - both natural and man-made.

  • Awards

    2013 1st Prize – “Fred Gardiner Award” – Toowoomba Art Society
    2012 1st Prize – Toowoomba Japanese Society Art Competition
    2011 1st Prize – “Genre Human Activity”, Bell Art Show

  • Exhibitions

    Downlands Art Exhibition
    Brisbane EKKA
    Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi
    Bell Art Show
    Pepperina Gallery, Nobby
    St Anne’s Guild Fundraiser (Invited Artist at annual luncheon)
    Hampton Food & Wine Festival
    Royal Agricultural Show, Toowoomba
    Toowoomba Art Society

  • Website

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Therese Alcorn

Leaf Study I
35 x 45 x 1cm Watercolour on Paper $175.00

Therese Alcorn

Leaf Study II
35 x 45 x 1cm Watercolour on Paper Sold