Gary has been a regular exhibitor to the Mornington Art Show for many years and the committee is delighted to have Gary as our Feature Artist this year.Gary currently resides on the South Coast of NSW with his wife and family. Gary is passionate in his art and began his career professionally in 1976. A painter of traditional and contemporary works in oi1, acrylic watercolour and mixed media Gary has a unique technique and style. He has been involved in many successful one, two and three person exhibitions. Gary’s work is also represented in private and corporate collections throughout Australia, Japan, Canada, U.S.A., England, Italy, South Africa and South America. During 1997-1998, he completed major commissions for telecommunications giant Optus.
Two fantastic examples of Gary's works are below
Looking to Mystics- Shellharbour 40cm x 70cm Acrylic on Canvas
Wagga 45cm x 35cm Acrylic on paper
Our other feature artist is Heinz Fickler who has also been a regular exhibitor at the Mornington Art Show.
Heinz was born in Germany and arrived in Australia as a very young child. His family briefly lived in the bush on the west coast of Tasmania before settling in Launceston. He worked as an accountant in Australia and London before returning home to become a partner in the family business.
After retiring, Heinz started painting as a hobby, and discovered a long hidden talent. Painting became his passion, and he travels extensively around Australia to gain inspiration for his art. His paintings are varied and range from the vibrant colours of the Australian Outback to the serene coastlines of the Mornington Peninsula.
Mossman Gorge (North Queensland) 82 cm x82 cm Oil on wood
Blue Mountians Idyll 80cm x 101cm Oil on Canvas