I recently completed a refresher course in June 2011 in Abstract Expressionism art, which has unleashed a power within me to paint continuously, canvas after canvas. Applying paint to my brush and canvas expresses my inner wonder and appreciation of the beauty of the world around us. Most of my work is representational of nature, landscape and underwater sea life. Beauty is hidden in the colours, textures, and shapes found in our surrounding parks, mountains and forever-flowing seas.

To describe my artwork would be vibrant, exiting, and uplifting. Art viewers can expect extraordinary painting which show depth and meaning to the paintings. The colours, tones, textures, and strokes that I apply reflect and complement the meaning of each painting.

I am inspired by many artist, Rembrandt, Turner, and Picasso, just to mention a few. These artist for me, show and express a wonderful play of dark and light combinations in amazing forms and shapes. I am fortunate enough to have been tutored and mentored by the inspirable and knowledgeable Alan Close, who introduced me to the new world of Abstract Expressionism. I am also fortunate enough to have been tutored by Michael Goff, who also was a true inspiration.

To me, my paintings are a platform in releasing my inner self and deeper thoughts. It brings me joy and happiness as it is what I long to do for the rest of my life. I wish and strive to achieve the very best in my artistic career by putting my heart, mind, body and soul into creating inspiring paintings.


Education:

Victorian College of the Arts, Diploma of Arts ; Fine Arts Certificate Number: 328, Date: 1982

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Thalia’s Art Exhibition Debut, Johnny Sorento’s Restaurant, 251 Richardson St Middle Park VIC 3206 Tuesday 6th December 2011.
  • Vibrant, Thalia Andrews Art Exibition, Smart Artz Gallery, 2 Alfred Place, South Melbourne 3206 Thursday 1st March 2012.
  • Thalia Andrews Art Exhibition Vibrancy of Life, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham St Albert Park, Vic 3206. Tuesday 5th June 2012.

Group Exhibition

  • Antipodean Palette 2013 | Steps Gallery 62 Lygon Street, Carlton | June 25th – July 2nd 2013
  • The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition | Richmond | 3rd – 16th September 2012 | Contemporary Art Society
  • The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition | Richmond | 9th – 22nd September 2013 | Contemporary Art Society

Entries & Awards:

  • The Rowville Centenary Art Prize 2005 | 1st Prize Winner
  • St Jude’s Parish Annual Art Show 2011 | 3rd Prize Winner – Acrylic | Judge Raymond Reid : ‘Midnight Seas’
  • Whitehorse Art Association ‘Chapel on Station Gallery’ Art Exhibition 2011 | 2nd Prize Winner :  Judge Lorraine Wigcraft | Painting ‘Dream Falls’
  • Rotary Club of Kerang, Annual Easter Art Show 2012 | Judge Heather Lee : ‘Best’ Certificate : Oil/Acrylic
  • Box Hill Art Group Annual Exhibition 2013 in conjunction with Whitehorse Arts Association | Judge John Dudley: Highly Commended ‘Sailing in Springtime’ – Acrylic
  • Contempory Arts Society Annual Exhibition 2013 | Judge George Gittoes : Highly Commended ‘Oceans Blue and Red’ – Acrylic

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Memberships

  • Contemporary Arts Society of victoria Inc.
  • Whitehorse Arts Association | Associate Member
  • Greek Australian Cultural League