Artist Bio - Rob Shawcross
Phone 0437 184 874
1965 Born Bundaberg, Queensland
1984 – 89 Engineering Degree studies at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton
1989 - present Royal Australian Navy - Travelled to Heard Island, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and throughout Australia.
2010 – 2015 Art Studies with Ms Marion Luck (B Ed Art Secondary)
With an avid interest in visiting Art Galleries and along with the encouragement of my father, I commenced painting at an early age. I would consider myself primarily self taught, with attendance to workshops and local art classes building on my techniques and skills in representing that which I perceive.
Most of my paintings are of the land or the sea genre usually within the locality of where I live. Sketching and photos of the subjects are done on location and the painting process is carried out at my studio. I look at ordinary everyday things and events for my subject material. It maybe a twisted tree or a weathered craggy rock that I find interesting against an exciting sky. I also look for the placement of light, time of day, mood and the dramatic forms in the sea and landscape to complete an interesting and well balanced painting.
Australian Society of Marine Artists
Victorian Artist’s Society
Group Exhibitions and Achievements
Bundaberg Arts Festival 1980, 1981 & 1982
Fremantle Army Art Show Exhibition 2011
Rockingham Regional Arts 2013 Exhibition
Mandjar Art Exhibition 2014
Dardanup Art Spectacular 2014 Awards – Highly Commended
City of Melville Art Award 2014, 2015
2015 Perth Royal Show - finalist
Camberwell Art Show 2016, 2017
The Bayside Art Show (Sandringham Yacht Club) 2017
Hobsons Bay Art Show 2017