Greg Postle

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About the Artist:

Considered one of the best bird artists in the world, Artopia Gallery is priviledged to showcase the incredible talent of this amazing artist.

Résumé:

GREG POSTLE - Kununurra, Western Australia.

  • Recognised as one of Australia's leading and most celebrated bird painters, Greg is renowned for his exquisite technique and an eye for immaculate detail. He is consistently able to instill an intangible quality into his work which many believe has elevated him into the realm of master bird painter. With numerous sell-out exhibitions, Greg's paintings continue to attract the attention of both Australian and international investors. His work has also been previously selected for five consecutive years for the internationally acclaimed ‘Birds in Art’ exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in the USA.

     


     

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • - 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013 Lasting Impressions Gallery of Fine Arts, Kenilworth, Queensland.
  • - 2015 Bromelton House, Beaudesert, Queensland

     


     

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000 Queensland Wildlife Artists Society, Annual Exhibition, Brisbane. 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992.
  • - Sunshine Coast Annual Art Show, Sunshine Coast, Qld.
  • - 1989 REMM ART Award-McWirthers Art Space, Brisbane, Qld.
  • - 1990 'Leave only Footprints' - Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth, Qld, Australia.
  • - 1990 Adelaide Festival of Arts Exhibition, Elders Fine Arts Gallery, SA.
  • - 1991 'Art 91' St. Marys College, Toowoomba, Qld.
  • - 1991 Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Melbourne, Vic.
  • - 1991 James Hardie Wildlife Art Prize, State Library, Brisbane (painting purchased by artbank Australia).
  • - 1992 Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Melbourne, Vic.
  • - 1992 'Wildlife in Art' Queensland Museum, Qld, Australia.
  • - 1993 Wildlife Exhibition, Western Galleries, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia.
  • - 1993 'Gallery of Birds' Exhibition, Warana Festival, Brisbane, Qld.
  • - 1993 Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Melbourne, Vic.
  • - 1994 'Wildlife in Art' Currumbin Sanctuary Conference Centre, Gold Coast, Qld.
  • - 1994 'Cape York and it's Wildlife' Cairns Civic Centre, Qld, Australia.
  • - 1995 Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, Qld, Australia.
  • - 1995 'Wild Art 95' Exhibition, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia.
  • - 1998 'Wild Neighbours' Exhibition Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Brisbane,Qld.
  • - 1999 'Wild Things and Wild Places' Exhibition Mount Coot-ha Botanic Gardens Auditirium, Brisbane, Qld.
  • - 1999 'Wildlife in Art' International Wildlife Exhibition, Brisbane, Qld 1999 'Birds in Art' Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 2000 'Birds in Art' Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 2001 'Birds in Art' Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 2002 'Birds in Art' Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 2003 'Birds in Art' Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 2008 'Birds in Art' Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.

     


     

  • 'BIRDS IN ART'
  • This is a prestigeous Exhibition held by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, USA. Gregs work has been selected to be a part of this show for each of the following years. 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008.

     


     

  • AWARDS
  • - 1987 3rd Prize - Sunshine Coast Annual Art Award.
  • - 1987 First Prize - Robert Munz Art Award.
  • - 1988 Peoples Choice Award - Sunshine Coast Annual Art Award.
  • - 1989 1st Prize - Sunshine Coast Annual Art Award.
  • - 1989Finalist- REMMArtAward.
  • - 1991 Peoples Choice Award - Sunshine Coast Annual Art Award.
  • - 1991 2nd Prize - 'Wildlife in Art' Queensland Wildlife Artists Society Art Award.
  • - 1992 1st Prize - 'Wildlife in Art' Queensland Wildlife Artists Society Art Award.
  • - 1993 Best Oil Painting - Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Annual Exhibition.
  • - 1995 Best Oil Painting - Wildlife in Art, Qld Wildlife Artists Society.
  • - 1997 Best Bird Painting - 'Wildlife In Art 97' Queensland Museum.
  • - 1999 Best Oil Painting - 'Wildlife in Art' International Wildlife Exhibition.

     


     

  • PUBLICATIONS
  • - 'Queensland Homes' - 'Flying Colours' Winter 1992.
  • - 'Wildlife Australia' Winter 1993 Publication No: QBH 0868 Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.
  • - 'Wildlife Art News' May/June 1997 Minnesota USA.
  • - 'Feather and Brush', Three Centuries of Australian Bird Art by Penny Olsen 2001 CSIRO Publishing, Australia.
  • - 'Wildlife Art' 18 November 1999 WLF-8581 Catalogue - Christies South Kensington.
  • - 'Birds in Art' Catalogue 1999 Published by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 'Birds in Art' Catalogue 2000 Published by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 'Birds in Art' Catalogue 2001 Published by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 'Birds in Art' Catalogue 2002 Published by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 'Birds in Art' Catalogue 2003 Published by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - 'Birds in Art' Catalogue 2008 Published by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.

     


     

  • COLLECTIONS
  • Greg Postle paintings can be found in both Australian and international collections which include countries such as Japan, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Holland.

Statement:

A CREATIVE JOURNEY

"The harsh and remote natural environs of Australia provide some of the most spectacular visual imagery on the planet. I like to dedicate as much time as possible immersing myself into that space. Spending long periods of time in these remote and powerful landscapes with the exquisite birdlife and observing the elements at work, reveals to me the essence required to put together the images I create.

Fire. It can be profound and unsettling, bringing with it prolific life and beauty. It is an element I am becoming increasingly familiar with, using it in my work with great enthusiasm. Water. Another component of my art for which I have a strong fascination. When it flows through the great flood plains of the outback, it brings with it abundant animal and birdlife from all around the country.

These adventures always stir the emotions leaving me with a feeling of awe and a great respect for nature. They present me with an enriched awareness and endless visual memories, generating the passion and intention to bring these ideas to life on a canvas.

My creations represent what I see to be regular and mostly unobserved events happening throughout wild Australia. Very rarely will a painting show an image that I have actually seen; it will show the story I have created from my experiences within these moments of immersion in nature. This is my story telling.

I see my art as a visual documentation of the elements in our natural world, a world that may not be available to some of us, or our children, in the future."

Additional Information:

Website: http://www.gregpostle.com