Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Show and Tell


Join us for our year end celebration.
Bring a plate of party food to share, an artwork, your own or an acquisition, or other interesting item or story. Perhaps an illustrated travel journal, inherited artworks etc.

 7.30pm Tuesday 8th December,
Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George St, Windsor

Enquiries Ph Narelle Ward (02) 4565 922
www.mtas.com.au

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MTAS Annual Christmas Sale 29th & 30th November 2015

Macquarie Towns Arts Society
Christmas Art & Craft
Exhibition & Sale


Wonderful paintings and interesting craft for a
different Christmas present.

Come to our
Art & Craft Exhibition
10am - 4pm
28th & 29th November

Yarramundi Community Centre,
54 Thornbill Way,
Nepean Park Estate,
Yarramundi

www.mtas.com.au

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration 10th Nov – Joe Cartwright ‘Brilliant skies in watercolour’

This month we are pleased to welcome Joe Cartwright to our Monthly Meeting for November Tuesday the 10th, 7:00pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.
Joe will be doing “Brilliant skies in watercolour”.  
He has been painting with watercolour since 1998. Joe has been exhibiting at regional and National art shows over this period at which he has sold over 300 hundred paintings and received over 90 awards. In 2009 he won the $3000 John Copes Watercolour Prize.

The Australian Artist Magazine has published Joe’s articles on two occasions as has The Artists Palette Magazine.
Joe has a published book titled, “Mastering Watercolours – a practical guide.”
Joe is a member of the Macquarie Towns Arts Society as well as the Nepean Art Society at which he teaches watercolour and runs regular workshops.
More of his work can be seen on his website : www.paintingwithwatercolors.com
Follow Joe on Facebook: www.facebook.com/joecartwrightartist


Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.
7.00pm Tuesday 10th November at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to car park early closure)
Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)
For Enquiries phone Satya or Deidre 02 4578 3555
Macquarie Towns Arts Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spring Affair Exhibition 23rd - 25th October


Macquarie Towns Arts Society Annual Spring Affair


At Richmond School of Arts - cnr West Market St and March St, Richmond


Opening Night, Friday 23rd October 2015, 7:30 pm

Saturday 24th October 2015, 
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday 25th October 2015 
10:00am - 4:00 pm





Art work by the pupils from our Children’s After School Classes will also be on display.



We hope you can make it!




Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MTAS: Monthly Meeting & Demonstration - 13th October: Julie Simmons Critique Night



This month we are pleased to welcome Julie Simmons to our Monthly Meeting for October Tuesday the 13th, 7:30pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.


This will be a Critique Night with Julie Simmons, winner of many awards including twice CASS Artist of the year award.

Please bring along a painting or 2 for Julie to help solve problems with composition, colours, techniques, etc.'
Julie is a very accomplished artist in many media & is great at trouble shooting painting problems. This is a valuable experience for all artists & an opportunity not to be missed.

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.   

7.30pm Tuesday 13th October at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor 
(Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) 

For Enquiries phone Deidre on 02 4578 3555

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.



Monday, September 14, 2015

“Painting a Landscape with Gum Trees in Oils” Workshop with John Rice


This October, we are running an All Day Workshop on Sunday 4th Oct with artist John Rice who we had at our Monthly Meeting back in June. He was very popular and so we have decided to run a workshop. Non Members of the Arts Society are most welcome to attend also.

Workshop will be all day and covering “Painting a Landscape with Gum Trees in Oils”
Date: Sunday 4th Oct.
Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Yarramundi Community Centre, 54 Thornbill Way, Nepean Park Estate (off Springwood Rd)
Cost: $50 (or $45 for MTAS members)

Materials list will be provided closer to the date. A $10 deposit can secure a place in this workshop and full payment by or on the day.

Bookings are essential with Deidre Morrison on 0412 979 731 or book at an
MTAS event/meeting or at Richmond Art Supplies Art Shop, Magnolia Mall
Richmond, 02 4578 3555.

Here is some more information about John Rice:

Traditional Landscape in Oils

John is an energetic outdoor painter who works almost exclusively in oils and is stimulated by the strong light of the Australian landscape. He is particularly enthusiastic about the Hawkesbury and Nepean districts to The Central West artistically. He enjoys painting the landscape from life, “en plein air”, and engages in regular painting trips to country locations.

John lives in the village of Mulgoa on the western fringes of Sydney, providing a lot for an artist to digest both aesthetically and culturally as a central location for the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Sydney.

John has won many awards for his artworks and has held eleven very successful solo exhibitions and numerous joint exhibitions. He has works in private collections throughout Australia and abroad and is an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society. John has almost forty years teaching experience and conducts regular workshops and demonstrations at his studio and for local art societies.


www.facebook.com/johnriceart
And our website www.mtas.com.au

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Monthly Meeting AGM & Demonstration Steve Leadenham – 8th September 7pm

This month for our meeting we have our Annual General Meeting and then after the proceedings we are pleased to welcome Steve Leadenham to demonstrate his Transport Art – Trains, Planes & Automobiles in Oils. The Monthly Meeting for September is on Tuesday the 8th, 7pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

As a society the MTAS is run by volunteers. This year we have had a very dedicated committee who have worked hard and at our AGM there will be some vacating these positions and not able to return for personal reasons.

We would like to appeal to the wider Hawkesbury Community to any out there that might be interested in helping the society particularly for our Treasury book keeping position, and the role of President. You do not need to be an artist yourself to fill these roles, but some interest in art and craft is welcomed.

This year it would be fantastic if we could have some new faces. If you or your family/friends may be able to take on a role it would be a great help to keep the Art Society running. Please consider a position as we all know that many hands make light work!

We want our Arts Society to continue well into the future with many successful artistic endeavours to come. See our website for more information www.mtas.com.au on the Society.

Anyone who is interesting in taking on a postion to help out the Society can email to info@mtas.com.au or call Sharron on 02 4572 5580

The Committee positions are listed below:

(1) President
(2) Vice President
(3) Secretary
(4) Treasurer
(5) Assistant Secretary
(6) Assistant Treasurer
(7) Publicity Officer
(8) Membership Officer
(9) Functions Officer
(10) Children's Art Classes Co-ordinator

We also have Non Committee Positions that need to be filled. This means you have a role to help the society but are not expected to attend committee meetings, even though most welcome to if you would like to: Newsletter & Graphic Editor, Field day Organiser, Exhibition Manager, Exhibition Equip Mgr, Catering Supper, Catering Exhibitions, Functions RSA, Public Officer, CASS Representative, Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Open Day Organisers (Yarramundi), and Historian/Archives Officer.

Monthly Demonstration – 8th September: Steve Leadenham

Transport Art – Trains, Planes & Automobiles in Oils


Steve will be doing Transport Art – Trains, Planes & Automobiles in Oils.

Steve is a Sydney based artist specialising in transport-themed subjects. Although he has painted all his life, he has been painting to an increasing audience of transport enthusiasts and professionals since 2003 focusing on works in oils and acrylics. He has been exhibiting at regional art shows over the past ten years at which Steve has sold many paintings and received a number of awards. He also had a number of solo exhibitions and displays and have demonstrated his technique to many art groups across the Sydney area.

Steve ‘s website and facebook

7.00pm Tuesday 8th September at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor
(Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is free for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)

For Enquiries phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580 or www.mtas.com.au

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration Canson Fine Art products 11th August

This month we are showcasing Canson Fine Art Products with Paul Lovegrove at our Monthly Meeting for August Tuesday the 11th, 7:30pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Your chance to try out:

  • Arches Papers for Watercolour, Oils & Mixed Media
  • Schmincke Pastels & Paints
  • A range of great brushes
  • Plus more quality Art Materials & Equipment

$5 Entry at the Door, Supper Provided
Please park outside due to car park early closure

All Welcome

Enquiries Phone Deidre or Satya 02 45783 555 or www.mtas.com.au

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Membership Renewal July 1st




A reminder to our Members that Membership renewal is 1st of July 2015 
 in line with the Financial Year.

To renew your membership please print and complete the membership form found here

Please return this form with your fees to P.O. BOX 1058, RICHMOND NSW 2753, in person to a Committee Member at a meeting or to Richmond Art Supplies in the Magnolia Mall, Shop 10 at 285 Windsor St Richmond.

You can also visit www.mtas.com.au/join for more information.





Friday, June 26, 2015

MTAS School Holiday Workshops June - July 2015

MTAS School Holiday Workshops June - July 2015

We have our School Holiday kids Workshops on again for June to July.

Monday 29th June
10 am - 12pm Make Clay Animals
1pm - 3pm Draw with Pastels


Tuesday 30th June
10 am - 12pm Paint Wooden Name Plaques
1pm - 3pm Draw Dinosaurs

Wednesday 1st July
10 am - 12pm Paint Pet Rocks
1pm - 3pm Pottery

Thursday 2nd July
10 am - 12pm Draw Butterflies & Bugs
1pm - 3pm Make Dragons

Friday 3rd July
10 am - 12pm Jewellery

Monday 6th July
10 am - 12pm Paint a Landscape
1pm - 3pm Papier Mache Sculpture

Tuesday 7th July
10 am - 12pm Make Tin Can Robots
1pm - 3pm Make Beautiful Bookmarks

Wednesday 8th July
10 am - 12pm Cartooning
1pm - 3pm Pottery

Thursday 9th July
10 am - 12pm Draw Fairies & Mermaids
1pm - 3pm Make Mini Monsters

Friday 10th July
10 am - 12pm Make Cute Keyrings

Cost: $14 per 2hr workshop; all equipment supplied.

Venue: Richmond Art Supplies,
Shop 10 Magnolia Mall,
285 Windsor St, Richmond

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979731
MTAS After School Art Classes for Term 3, 2015, also Now Enrolling.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration - 14th July: Geraldine Taylor - Birds in Gouache


This month we are pleased to welcome Geraldine Taylor to our Monthly Meeting for July Tuesday the 14th, 7:30pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Geraldine will be doing Birds in Gouache.

Geraldine is a professional Australian artist and love to work with gouache and acrylics. However she have produced works in oils, charcoal,  watercolour, pencil and coloured pencil.
Geraldine is a Sydney artist who has had no formal training and is relative newcomer to the art scene.  Her preferred mediums are gouache, watercolour, acrylics and pencil but she has also produced works in oil and charcoal.  Her works include landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna. These display a great deal of detail and a vibrancy of colour, which highlight Geraldine’s unique style.  Her wildlife art is of particular note. Much of Geraldine’s work is privately commissioned both nationally and internationally and includes an extensive range of pet portraits, highly acclaimed for their likeness and portrayal of the individual character and personality of each pet.  

Check Geraldine's website: www.gerryspaintbrush.com.au



Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.  

7.30pm Tuesday 14th July at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor 
(Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) 

For Enquiries phone Satya or Deidre 02 4578 3555 or www.mtas.com.au 

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.


For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

10th Birthday Family Fun Day at the Deerubbin Centre!


Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Hawkesbury Library Service warmly invite you to join in the 10th Birthday Family Fun Day at the Deerubbin Centre
300 George Street Windsor, NSW 2756 

Saturday 20 June 2015
10 am - 3pm


There will be lots of free activities for children and adults
alike to enjoy throughout the day. 

For more info please visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

For enquiries you may call Deerubbin Centre at (02) 4560 4460

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hawkesbury Art Fair 2015 - 29th May - 14th June

Hawkesbury Art Fair 2015 is opening tonight, 29th May from 6pm at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in Windsor.


The exhibition will run until 14th June. 

Art & Craft will be for sale from many of our local groups including MTAS. 

This year to represent MTAS Julie Simmons, Lizzy Newcomb, Jenny Lawrence, and Tracie Buckley have been selected.

Others include:

HCAW: Judy Brownlie, Josephine Blue, & Ruth Aldrich.

HAAT: Penny Oates, Darren Oates, Jeanette Starr.

The Piggery Lane Studios: Malcolm Robertson, Jenny Lloyd, Dorothea Finger

Ferry Artists: Ulla Lapidge, Carol Gill

Hawkesbury Print Makers: Joy Myers Creed, Rob Sledge, Katherine Kennedy.

Individuals: Mellissa Read Devine, James Fletcher (glass) & Barbara Campbell-Allen (ceramics).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration - 9th June: John Rice - Traditional Landscape In Oils

This month we are pleased to welcome John Rice to our Monthly Meeting for June Tuesday the 9th at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor. 


John will be doing a Traditional Landscape In Oils, subject will be gum trees.

John is an energetic outdoor painter who works almost exclusively in oils and is stimulated by the strong light of the Australian landscape. He is particularly enthusiastic about the Hawkesbury and Nepean districts to The Central West artistically. 

He enjoys painting the landscape from life, “en plein air”, and engages in regular painting trips to country locations. 

John lives in the village of Mulgoa on the western fringes of Sydney, providing a lot for an artist to digest both aesthetically and culturally as a central location for the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Sydney.

John has won many awards for his artworks and has held eleven very successful solo exhibitions and numerous joint exhibitions. 
He has works in private collections throughout Australia and abroad and is an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society. 
John has almost forty years teaching experience and conducts regular workshops and demonstrations at his studio and for local art societies.
Follow John on Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnriceart
Check his website:  www.johnricegallery.bigcartel.com

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.   

7.30pm Tuesday 9th June at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)
Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) 

For Enquiries phone Satya or Deidre 02 4578 3555 or www.mtas.com.au 

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.

For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Annual Autumn Exhibition - 22nd, 23rd & 24th May, 2015

Macquarie Towns Arts Society Autumn Exhibition 




The Exhibition is to be in the "Murray Wing" at the Richmond School of Arts, March St.

It will cost $5 at the entrance door on opening night 22nd May at 7.30pm. 

Free entry on Saturday the 23rd from 10am-5pm and
Sunday the 24th May from 10am-4pm

Enquiries: Sharron 4572 5580

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration - 12th May: Molly Gill - Scratch Art

This month we are pleased to welcome Molly Gill to our Monthly Meeting for May Tuesday the 12th at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor. 
Molly will be doing a Scratch Art demonstration with a Botanical theme piece.
Molly Gill is currently a Nature Art and Landscapes Tutor at Willandra House, in Ryde, and Pablo’s Art House, in Green Point and an art contractor with the Education Department of the Macleay Museum, Sydney University.  
Molly received her certification in Botanical Illustration in 2010 through the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration Program. 

She worked as a botanical illustration contractor in the Desert Botanical Gardens herbarium before moving to the central coast with her family in 2011. 

Molly also has an MA in Museum Studies and Anthropology, and spent the early part of her career in the Anthropology Department of the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C.

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.   

7.30pm Tuesday 12th May at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) 

For Enquiries phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580 or www.mtas.com.au
Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.

For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Art at the Top - 29th-31st May


A long weekend of WORKSHOPS and DEMONSTRATIONS for all artists - Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced. ART at the TOP is three days of Interactive Workshops and Art Demonstrations with TOP Tutors from all around the country.

The talented Tutors are proficient in a wide range of mediums, techniques and styles including watercolour, pastel, acrylics, oils and mixed media.




Where: ‘THE TOPS’ Conference Centre – STANWELL TOPS, 
51 Bendena Garden, STANWELL TOPS, NSW (Wheel chair accessible)

When: From Fri 29 May 2015 to Sun 31 May 2015

Both one day and three day workshops are  available with a quality range of Tutors.

If you are interested, please check links below, a Press Release and a file containing tutors names and some relevant information with a link to website: www.combinedartsocieties.com

On the website are comprehensive files giving full workshop details and booking forms.
You can open or download these files.

The ART at the TOP event also raises funds for CareFlight.

Contact is Diana Garth, Coordinator.

Please leave your enquiry on the ART at the TOP Message Machine and Diana or one of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible.

Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc. (CASS)
Phone: (02) 8230 1587 /Fax: (02) 9570 9801




Monday, April 6, 2015

Art for Heart Exhibition - 2nd May

Art for Heart Exhibition


Macquarie Towns Arts Society will hold an "Art for Heart" fundraising exhibition. 

Saturday, May 2nd 
St Peter’s hall ,Richmond

Proceeds of this exhibition will go towards the Hawkesbury Heartstart project initiated by local medical practitioner, Dr Ravi Sahasrabuddhe.





 Any local artist is invited to donate a painting.
For further details email Tony Fogarty (fogarty@live.com.au) 
or phone Sharron Whittington (02 4572 5580)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration - 14th April : Steve Jannar 'Traditional Landscape in Acrylics'

This month we are pleased to welcome Steve Jannar to our Monthly Meeting for April Tuesday the 14th at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.


Steve Jannar is a Sydney-based artist.  He is essentially a figurative painter and his earlier period was very much influenced by the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionists, in particular by Streeton, Roberts & Conder and in more recent times by Sydney Long.  Being an architect had contributed to the fact that many of his earlier works included the built environment in the Australian vernacular.   Since 2008 he has returned to painting in acrylic paint rather than oil, is painting on a larger scale and freeing up his style – resulting in more dramatic works with greater impact.
He has exhibited in and around Sydney for many years and is also represented in overseas collections.  He had his first solo exhibition (‘Sydney or the Bush’ – oil paintings of Sydney, NSW & Northern Victoria) at the Balmain ‘Watch House’ in February 2004. In 2013 he had a local exhibition (sponsored by his local MP, Glenn Brookes) based on the waterways of the Georges River and Salt Pan Creek at Bankstown Paceway (including a 6 metre long painting of Boatsheds along the shores of Salt Pan Creek/One Tree Point).  Early in 2014, he shared an exhibition (with Michael Braden) which was held at the Balmoral ‘Bathers’ Pavilion Gallery.

Recent milestones include winning 1st prize & Highly Commended in the ‘Landscape’ painting section of the Sydney Royal Arts Show (Easter Show) 2007 & 2013 respectively, a contemporary work on a classic Bentley car for a Jane McGrath Charity Auction in 2008 and a finalist in both the Mosman & Paddington Art Prizes, 2011. In April 2014, he once again won 1st prize at the Sydney Royal Arts Show in the ‘Australian Birds and/or Flowers (in their natural setting)’ section.


View more at Steve's website: https://stevejannarartist.wordpress.com



Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7.30pm Tuesday 14th April at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) 

For Enquiries phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580 or www.mtas.com.au

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.
For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

History Keepers Exhibition


As members of the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail we have some works being exhibited on behalf of the Macquarie Towns Arts Society.





Exhibition is open from Saturday 28th March until  Friday 8th May from 10am-4pm.


Official opening is on Sunday 29th March 3pm - 5pm where local historian Ian Jack will open the exhibition.

Location: Sassafras Creek Food and Design, 83 Old Kurrajong Road, Kurrajong



Sunday, March 15, 2015

MTAS School Holiday Workshop April 2015

We have our School Holiday kids Workshops on again for April.

10 am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday 7th Pottery Make Dragons
Wednesday 8th  Paint Pet Rocks Draw Dinosaurs
Thursday 9th Watercolours Pottery
Friday 10th Jewellery ---------------
Monday 13th Paint a Landscape Papier Mache Sculpture
Tuesday 14th Tin Can Robots Draw Amazing Creatures
Wednesday 15th Draw Butterflies & Bugs Make Clay Animals
Thursday 16th Draw Fairies & Mermaids Make Mini Monsters
Friday 17th Cartooning ----------------


Cost: $14 per 2hr workshop; all equipment supplied.

Venue: Richmond Art Supplies,
Shop 10 Magnolia Mall,
285 Windsor St, Richmond

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979731

MTAS After School Art Classes for Term 2, 2015, also Now Enrolling.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration - March 10th: Jim Flood 'Palette Knife Painting'


This month we are pleased to welcome Jim Flood to our Monthly Meeting for March Tuesday the 10th at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.


Jim was born in Sydney in 1941. In early childhood he showed a natural talent for sketching, drawing and painting and this has been his continuing passion throughout his life. After leaving school, he served an Apprenticeship as a Letterpress and Flexographic Printer and using this technical background, moved into sales in the Printing Industry.


Jim studied with the late Bill Golding and Otto Kuster and found oils to be his chosen form of expression. He was drawn to the use of the palette knife to produce the textures he wanted to achieve and is a member of Southern Cross Art Group.

Over the years, he has studied the landscape with its many hues and colours and has developed his own distinctive painting style. Jim’s impressionistic, modern, traditional paintings, encapsulate the colours of Australia and reflect his great love for the land, sea and waterways.

He is particularly fond of our native gum trees in all their mystery and majesty and recreates the feelings he experiences amongst bushland settings, capturing on canvas the peace and contentment he enjoys.

Jim loves travelling and exploring this wonderful country in search of inspiration and new subjects to paint.

Jim’s work is featured in private and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas. He has held solo exhibitions, been featured artist and conducts master classes, workshops and demonstrations. Jim has also exhibited in international art exhibitions in Paris and New York.


Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7.30pm Tuesday 10th March at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) 

For Enquiries phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580 or www.mtas.com.au

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.
For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652


Thursday, February 12, 2015

David Newman-White Workshop 15 March 2015

Portrait Drawing & Mixed Media Workshop with
  David Newman-White




Sunday 15th of March

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm 

Venue: Yarramundi Community Centre, 
54 Thornbill Way, Nepean Park Estate, Yarramundi

Cost: $45 for members, $50 for non-members 

Morning Tea provided, please bring your own lunch.

Bookings: Deidre Morrison 0412 979 731