Handpicked by Bluethumb’s curators to showcase artists who’ve had success in major art prizes or in the collection of famous institutions.
If you are searching for the next Nolan, Namatjira, or Whiteley to invest in then Collectable Artists is Bluethumb’s most exclusive area, featuring works by highly renowned emerging and established Australian artists.
“Three-time semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, James focuses on the figure and portrait, and the objects we leave behind. Using bold, thick paint to emphasize the abstract nature of paint itself, whilst maintaining a high degree of playful realism.”
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009
“Winner of the 2009 National Photographic Portrait Prize, finalist in Moran Photographic, Olive Cotton, Bowness and many of Australia's other top photography prizes. Kenne's photographs are powerfully intimate in their simplicity. In 2020 three of his portraits were selected for the National Portrait Gallery, London's Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize..”
“A master of wildlife painting, a member and two-time winner of ‘Best in Show’ at The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia. Paul has been exhibited globally, included in the list of 70 best living traditional artists in 1990, and commissioned by numerous public and corporate bodies including the United Nations and Australia Post.”
“Contemporary realist artist and master of the airbrush, who practices in the fields of sculpture, portraiture and landscape painting. Todd has been a finalist in several Australian and New Zealand art awards including three-time semi-finalist in the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.”