Artist Bio: Charlotte Kandelaars

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Artist Bio - Charlotte Kandelaars

I am currently exhibiting at various Art Shows in 2019.

As a Melbourne born and raised exhibiting artist for over 20 years I have been developing my style by evolving my awareness, expanding my skills and intuition for painting. 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 the cityscape of Melbourne resulting in the following series - Federation Square, Yarra Palms and City Skyline. I am inspired by the theme of incorporating the garden state emphasis into my interpretation of Melbourne and enjoy expanding and stylizing the foliage as calligraphy within the cityscapes.

A recent trip to Tasmania resulted in painting the diverse scenery at Cradle Mountain and the Bay of Fires. In between this I am still expanding my cityscape series of Melbourne as well as now capturing other cities in Australia including Sydney and Adelaide.

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. 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'.  

Some of my recent art awards include the best landscape painting in show at the U3A Knox Art Show 2017 and the best painting to the value of $800 in The Bayside Art Show 2014.

 

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