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Anne Yang - Curriculum Vitae
Address: 379 Lake MacDonald Drive, Cooroy Qld ~ Phone: 0402405700
Anne paints in both pastel and oil from her home studio in Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Qld and teaches pastel workshops, classes and demonstrations. Living by a lake in a bush-like setting, Anne finds plenty of inspiration for painting subjects, however a love of travel and exploration has led her to also find creative inspiration much further afield.
Artist Statement – My childhood was spent on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, in tropical Far North Qld, Australia with rainforests, crater lakes, waterfalls and mountains. Much time was spent outdoors, and my love and appreciation for the natural environment was nurtured from a young age. I paint in response to this emotional connection to my subject, delighting in the beauty of unspoilt nature, be it the rugged beauty of the bush or the vibrancy or delicacy of a flower. The mediums I employ include both soft pastel and oil, and I enjoy the unique qualities of each. I enjoy capturing the contrasting variety of colour, texture and form in the landscape and the illuminating power of sunlight. I paint en-plenair whenever possible, especially if travelling, and this helps me to observe unique characteristics of new subjects. The feeling of being present in the landscape is what I seek to instil into my work often imparting a feeling of repose, an escape from life’s often too frenetic pace.
2019 Winner 2020 Australian Pastel Expo Cover Competition, Australian Pastel Society
2019 Highly Commended Portrait Award, Cooroy BFF Ecclectica Awards
2019 Highly Commended Portrait Award, Annual Exhibition, Pastel Society Australia
2018 – Highly Commended Portrait Award, Annual Exhibition, Pastel Society Aust
2017 September – Kenilworth Art Show – Highly Commended Still Life
2016 December – Pastel Society Australia Country Competition Master Pastellist – Second Prize
2016 September – Kenilworth Art Show – Highly Commended Award for Landscape
2016 July – Pastel Society Australia, Highly Commended award, Still-life and Florals
2014 June – Awarded Master Pastellist Status with the Pastel Society of Australia
2014 June – Country Member’s Exhibition, RQAS Brisbane, – Winner People’s Choice
2014 July – Mary Valley Art Festival – Highly Commended Award for Landscape
2019 Image in Spring issue Art Edit Magazine
2016 Article in The Artist’s Palette Magazine
Commissions: The Plains Aged Care Facility 2007, supply artwork
Representation: Montville Art Gallery, Montville Qld; Yandina Historic House; Artesan Store, Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre.
We had pretty good show considering it was run as a COVID Safe Event with timed 2 hour sessions and ticketed. We achieved Sales above 20% grossing $104k (including Artist in Residence) which was our highest result ever and yielding an averaging selling price point of $537.
Date: Sun 11 Apr 2021