CV _ Deidre Ogilvie 2017
I have dabbled in a number of artistic endeavours over the years, but took up 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 9 years worked with a mentor John Lawry, who has a group that is beginners, students preparing for final year folios and professional artists preparing for exhibitions.
I work mainly in oils, watercolours and acrylics but lately have been exploring in 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 and original piece 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 them, 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.
With each new painting I learn more of the excitement that comes from creating something special, with tonal values, colours, composition and light.
I have exhibited in UK and Italy as well as Melbourne and Country Victoria