Artist Bio: Charlotte Kandelaars

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Artist Bio - Charlotte Kandelaars

As an Melbourne born and raised artist I have been developing my style by evolving my awareness, expanding my skills and intuition for painting over the last 20 years. I want the viewer to see another dimension.

I currently prefer the medium of acrylic and have a strong connection to the bold colours and textures offered by the Australian landscape. I love painting landscapes in particularly the Northern Territory, Kimberleys, Wilsons Promontory and Tasmania. I am also fascinated with cityscapes resulting in the following series - Federation Square, Yarra Palms and City Skyline.  While expanding my cityscape series of Melbourne I am now also capturing other cities in Australia including Sydney, Adelaide and Bendigo.

For the Victorian sites I enjoy exemplifying the garden state in my interpretations and expanding and stylizing the foliage as calligraphy within the cityscapes.

I am inspired and influenced by John Brack, Egon Schiele, Brett Whiteley, Anne Marie Graham and Del Kathryn Barton.

I have had 6 solo exhibitions at Volumes, a solo exhibition at Decoy and participated in numerous group exhibitions. I currently have a solo show at Kinch Fine Food in Caulfield, Melbourne which is showing till the 3rd June 2019.

My paintings have been sold to collectors in Australia, New Zealand and China. I have featured in the book publications 'Windows on Waverley' and 'Brushes with Life'.  

I am active in the art community and derive much inspiration from fellow artists.  The groups I belong to include the Glen Eira Artists Society, Hughesdale Art Group and the D.A.R.E Group.

 

My Artshow Awards

Artshow: Waverley Arts Society 2013 Annual Exhibition
Award: Best Acrylic/Mixed Media
Prize: $500
Artshow: The Mornington Art Exhibition 2014
Award: Highly Commended
Prize: Certificate
Artshow: The Bayside Art Show 2014
Award: Best Painting to the value of $800
Prize: $500
Artshow: Waverley Art Show 2014
Award: Highly Commended
Sponsor: Paper Place
Prize: $50
Artshow: U3A Knox Art Show 2015
Award: Honorable Mention Other Media
Prize: $50
Artshow: The Mornington Art Exhibition 2016
Award: Highly Commended
Prize: Certificate
Artshow: U3A Knox Art Show 2016
Award: Honorable Mention Other Media
Prize: Certificate
Artshow: U3A Knox Art Show 2017
Award: Best Landscape Painting in Show
Sponsor: Knox Environment Sociey
Prize: 600