Artist Bio - Deidre Ogilvie
CV Deidre Ogilvie St. Kilda Artist
I have undertaken a number of artistic endeavours over the years, but concentrated on painting in the last 10years. Choosing mentoring over formal art education
,I started with a course at Swinburne, moved on to a group at Albert Park and have for the last 10 years worked with a mentor John Lawry, who has a group which ranges from beginners and students preparing for final year folios to professional artists preparing for exhibitions
I work mainly in oils, watercolours and acrylics but lately have been exploring mixed media under the tutorage of Judy Waters, who has encouraged me to explore colours and textures, experimenting with different techniques and merging these to create original pieces of art.
Living in the UK for several years I worked with a watercolourist in the North of England. Lynn Shaw encouraged me to use a medium that was very unfamiliar to me till then, I soon learned that it has its own joys.
My subjects are influenced by my travels and the photographs that I have taken, recreating some of my favourite scenes.
Lately I have done several commissions of paintings for children’s bedrooms, using images of their favourite things and places
With each new painting I learn more of the excitement that comes from creating something special, with tonal values, colours, composition and light
I am presently, an Art group facilitator at the Mary Keogh Centre Albert Park.
Member of Malvern Art Society-Meloune Vic
Brighton Art Society _Melbourne Vic.
Malvern Art Society
Garstang Art Society - LA UK
Rendezvous Renoirs -Berkshire UK
Private Art Tuition Lynnn Shaw -Lancashire UK -1 day a week for 3years
Auroa Spain -Berkshire UK -1 day a week 18months
Norman Long -Preston LA UK -1 day a week 2 years
Miriam Duque de Paiva Ostuni Italy -1 month 5 days a week
John Lawry-John Lawry Studio Melbourne -2hours a week 12years
Judy Waters - Hampton Art Supplies Hampton -2hours a week 1year
Linda Gibbs – Linden -2hours a week 1year
Julie Goldspink –Malvern Art Society -2hours a week 12 months
Maxine Wade – Brighton Art society -2hours a week12months
Maryanne Wright - Albert Park Art Studio -1 day a week 2years
Garstang Art Centre Lancashire UK
Miriam Duque de Paiva Studio-Ostuni Italy
Camberwell Rotary Swinburne University
Gallery 123 Port Melbourne
Bayside Art Show- Sandringham Yacht Club
Continental Hotel - Sorrento
Paynesville Art Society – Paynesville
Knox City Rotary Bayswater
Chapel on Chapel Prahran
Hobsons Bay Rotary Williamstown
CMI Rendezvous Renoirs Sunningdale Berkshire UK
Annual Art Exhibition Brighton Art Society
Foster Baby Boomers Bash Glorious jeans Competition -Prize Highly Commended