Eva Chant is Sydney based sculptor and painter. She pursued her creative artistic instincts since she was a child. At the age of 12 she enrolled in a commercial art training program by correspondence at the Melbourne Hotham Street Art College with the view to becoming a commercial artist.
After completing High School, Eva gained a scholarship for High School Art Teacher Training at the Alexander Mackie College in Paddington, which included training at the National Art School. This early experience involved drawing, printmaking, sculpture, oil painting, colour and design, basic architecture and history of art.
Upon leaving Teacher’s College Eva joined a portrait painting class with Jerold Nathan for one year. In 1973 Eva joined the Hornsby Art Society and has been honoured with a Life Membership. Over the years Eva has worked in most capacities on the Society’s committee, including President, Secretary, Exhibition Manager, Treasurer and Publicity Officer.
When Eva’s two children were in Primary School she enrolled in an Art Certificate course at Hornsby TAFE and commenced 6 years of full and part time participation.
Figurative art has always been Eva’s passion and to maintain her development she attended weekly life drawing classes. Eva ran the Hornsby Art Society’s life classes for many years and taught students at the Evening Colleges in Hornsby, Wahroonga and Castle Hill.
Eva developed her sculpture at various classes taught by Alan Somerville, Ingrid Morley, Meadowbank TAFE and Christine Simpson.
Currently Eva is the Secretary of The Sculptors Society.
Eva is also a member of several art groups, which meet to paint from the model on a regular basis, namely The Shed, run by Christine Simpson and Susan Cesarini’s Portrait group at Epping.
Eva has been involved in many group exhibitions over the years, with the Sculptors Society and Portrait Artists Australia.
Angelika Erbsland is the winner of 27 first prizes and 54 second and other prizes in various competitions in Australia. Angelika won the Packer's Prize in the Archibald portrait exhibition in 1993.
Angelika's work covers a broad range of subject matter and media in a modern contemporary style mainly in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Best known for use of colour and figurative work, she is also inspired by landscape textures on her travels.
Some of her paintings are available to purchase online here
She is a member of Portrait Artists Australia and take portrait commissions. Contacts us here to enquire
Mariana Ariza is a Sydney artist. She focuses on portraiture and takes inspiration from many sources and styles, but has great admiration for the great portrait masters of the late 19th and 20th century such as Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla and the early impressionists.
She is intrigued by the possibilities of painting the human face and the beauty of capturing the character and soul of her subject somewhere between the canvas and the brush.
She also loves landscapes and is inspired by the perfect design and harmony of nature, striving to depict the atmospheric quality of light.
Having won several prizes at different art shows, she continues to pursue studies in fine arts.
Mariana is available for portrait commissions. Contacts us to enquire about portrait commissions
Kasey Sealy began painting at the age of 17 in 1978, and has painted professionally since 1980. He is a member of a noted family of artists. Kasey is renowned for his mastery of Light & Atmosphere.
His articles are regularly published in Australian Artist Magazine and International Artist.
Kasey has studied and painted in many countries including the UK, France, New Zealand, USA & Italy – particuarly Venice.. He still takes regular painting trips around Australia, as his love of the Australian bush is very much the source of his inspiration.
He was previously a regular lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, but now holds tutorials for Art Society members throughout Australia, and holds his own home tutorials for individuals in his studio. He also teaches art at the Fine Arts League of Asheville in the USA. He also judges art shows.
Kasey maintains his drawing skills by attending Life Drawing sessions on a regular basis.
Hobbies include, playing tennis, occasional fly fishing, collecting and “tasting” wine – (especially Shiraz) and viewing and collecting Fine art. He also likes to take advantage of the beautiful bush trails around his home in Berowra for the occasional stroll.
Kasey states: “My work is a direct influence of the impressionist style of painting with a direct hand-eye co-ordination in front of the subject trying to capture the subtleties of mood, light and atmosphere while always trying to avoid any formulation, sentimentality and cliche’, giving the individual viewer a unique visual experience every time.”
Kasey is a true artist, and does not betray his love of creativity. He is always drawn to particular subjects for the fleeting magic they hold at the time, and never only for a commercial benefit. But it is always a source of excitement when astute art lovers appreciate and value his work.
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