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"Sydney Harbour from North Head" - oil on canvas 61x152cm - $6,800


'North Head from Balmoral Beach' - oil on canvas 48x94cm - $2,800

Born in Australia,  artist Leanne Halls spent a number of years working 
abroad in Japan.  It was during this time that she was exposed to various 
kinds of traditional Japanese art and design. Her passion for art led her to pursue
 tutelage under master of Japanese art forms and western oil painting.  
It was through the encouragement of her oil teacher Stavros Papantoniu
 that Leanne pursued a career in art by enrolling in the Julian Ashton Art School, 
florishing under the tutelage of Ben Smith, Dianne Dwyer and Frank Giacco. 


'Flannel Flowers & Gerberas' - oil on canvas 61x45cm - $2,000

Leanne's work is characterised by her fluid and expressive brushstrokes, 
atmospheric perspective and light.  She does not paint oranges,
 vases or hills or trees, rather she captures the feeling of light falling across the 
objects within the painting.  Her painting philosophy is to paint movement, 
the movement of light, colour and tone across the surface of any given object.


'Large Orange Gerberas'  - oil on canvas 61x61cm - $2,400

Finalist in a number of awards including Glover Art Prize, Lloyd Rees Art Prize, 
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Lethbridge 10,000 Art Prize and others, 
Leanne demonstrates a growing reputation and confidence. Her paintings have also 
been published in various publications including The Art Collector. 


Ferry from Balmain - oil on canvas 61x61cm - $2,400


'Orange & Blue Arrangement' - oil on canvas 61x61cm - $2,500

ARTISTIC TRAINING:

Diploma in Fine Arts, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Study Abroad:
Residency - Japan - Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Traditional Japanese Painting -Suiboko (Sumie) and Nihonga, with Master Kitagawa Ryufu, 2005 – 2008

Workshops:
John Wilson: Master Class - Oil Painting
Colley Whisson: Impressionist Oil Painting Workshop
Daniel Hutchings: Oil Glazing Technique
Instructors:
Stavros Papantoniou: Watercolour and Oils
Ben Smith: Portraiture
Sam Wade: Figurative Drawings
Chris Browne: Figurative Drawings
Frank Giacco: Portrait Drawings

AWARDS AND PRIZES:
2017    Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
           Finalist Glover Art Prize
            Finalist Llyod Rees Art Prize
            Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Small Art Award
            Finalist Pirtex Still Life Prize
            Finalist X1 FIP World Polo Art Prize
2016    Finalist Wrest Point Art Awards
            Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Small Art Award
            Winner Art Society of Tasmania - Anual Exhibition
            Highly Commended - Art Society of Launceston
            Highly Commended - Royal Hobart Show - Oils Medium
2015    Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
            Finalist Lloyd Rees Art Prize
            Finalist Wrest Point Art Awards
            Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Small Art Award
2014    Finalist Cliftons Art Prize
            Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
            Finalist Wrest Point Art Awards
2013    Finalist Mortimore Art Prize
            Finalist Wrest Point Art Awards
            Finalist Material Girl Art Prize - Tasmania Regional Arts
            Hangers Choice - 129th Annual Art Society of Tasmania Selected Exhibition
            Highly Commended - 129th Annual Arts Society of Tasmania Selected Exhibition
            First in Oils & Watercolour Bream Creek Show Best in Art & Craft Bream Creek Show
2012    Finalist Mortimore Art Prize
            Runner Up - Royal Hobart Art Show - Professional Division
            Highly Commended - 128th Annual Arts Society of Tasmania Selected Exhibition
            Runner Up Painting Section City of Clarence Open Art Exhibition
            Finalist Material Girl Art Prize - Tasmania Regional Arts
            First in Oils & Watercolour Bream Creek Show Best in Art & Craft Bream Creek Show
2011    David Wilson Drawing Prize
            Finalist Australian Artist Magazine Flowers and Gardens Competition
2009    Finalist Australian Artist Magazine Flowers and Gardens Competition
            Finalist Waverly Art Prize

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2017    Colville Gallery - Windows into my World - May
2016    Colville Gallery - Paintings from 3 Steps Back - May
2015    Colville Gallery - New Works - Sept
2013    Meadowbank Frogmore Creek - Colville Gallery
2012    Dunalley Waterfront Cafe

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
            Private collections in Japan, USA, Netherlands, UK and Australia

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