Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 5th June 2016
5 Green Street
Morpeth NSW 2321
The World Wildlife Art Exhibition brings together some of Australia’s most spectacular and award winning wildlife artists to Morpeth Gallery for the four day exhibition, Thursday 2nd June through until Sunday 5th June. Come in and meet Stephen Jesic, James Hough, Natalie Parker, Heidi Willis and Garry Fleming. Watch as they paint away at their easels creating masterpieces before your eyes throughout the weekend! Free entry.
Internationally acclaimed artist Stephen Jesic won Best Painting in the Wold in 2014 with a gorgeous painting of a Koala, followed by a Top 10 finish in 2015 with another stunning painting; this time a Military Macaw, and has entered an amazing painting of a Scarlet Macaw into this years competition. Stephen is unquestionably talented with each of his paintings selling faster than he can produce them. Regardless of the size, the fine details in Stephen’s paintings look as though they have been meticulously woven into the image like an intricate piece of finely woven silk.
Hunter Valley wildlife artist James Hough has been named in the Top 500 wildlife artists in the World, after receiving recognition in Canada by the Artists for Conservation. James’ paintings have been exhibited in art exhibitions throughout Canada, and has again entered his works into this year’s awards.
Another of the Hunter’s best wildlife artists’ Natalie Parker, has just finished writing and illustrating her 24th children’s book on endangered Australian animals which is to be released later this year. After struggling with painting last year, Natalie’s output is back up and the quality of her paintings has escalated with it. Where adding fine details like a water droplet on a leaf was once a strain, it is now a pleasure and customers are the real winners, as the more you look into a work the more you find!
Natural history watercolour artist Heidi Willis has been selected every year for the past six years, as a finalist in the prestigious Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize held in Adelaide. It is regarded as one of the richest art prizes in Australia and is just one of the many spectacular achievements Heidi has under her belt.
Australian wildlife artist Garry Fleming is currently signing off on some exciting major projects. Garry is currently in negotiation with an internationally acclaimed sports star, he has signed off on a major book series project with the biggest zoos around the world including London, Berlin, San Diego, etc., he has been contracted to a major bank developing a character and IT series of books for their big birthday, and there is a test run underway in the US on Garry’s Love To box sets.
With such a plethora of talent, Morpeth Gallery will be buzzing! There are new paintings from all of our artists in the gallery as well. There will be plenty to see, and with the opportunity to meet and have a chat with the artists behind the incredible works, it is an exhibition not to be missed!
About Morpeth Gallery, located in the historical village of Morpeth in the Lower Hunter Valley – just two hours driving time from Sydney – has an excellent selection of fine traditional Australian landscape and wildlife art by artists who are recognised and awarded painters both in Australia and internationally. The gallery specialises in investment art with pieces that not only enhance your home or office, but also appreciate in value over time. The gallery opened in 1991 as a part of the Campbell’s Store Craft Centre complex in Morpeth’s main cobblestone lined street, and has since doubled in size featuring 150 original paintings on the wall at any one time.
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Telephone: 02 49331407
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PO Box 36
Morpeth NSW 2321