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Christopher Vidal is a professional artist born in Malta and living in Sydney since 2009. Chris enjoys painting different subjects; however his preferred is landscape painting in oils. His inspirations come from nature and the various wild habitats of the Australian landscape. He mostly enjoys painting the Australian bush especially gum trees‚ old sheds and farm houses.
His works are found in private and corporate collections in Australia‚ Malta‚ China‚ UK and United States.

Education

Drawing/painting attending School of Arts, Palazzo deLa Salle, Valletta, Malta
Self-taught in oils/acrylics
Workshops with various Australian artists
Art Teaching Experience
• Teaching Beginners and Intermediate (adults) course in Drawing andOil Painting, Parramatta (2015 to date)
• Teaching children at City of Ryde Art Society (2016)
• Demonstration Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, West Ryde (11th Aug 2016)
• Demo Oil Painting Baulkham Hills Art Society (4th July 2016)
• 1 full day workshop at Dural Studio and Supplies (Sunday 5th June 2016)
• 1 full day workshop at MUSE Gallery, Castle Hill (5th December 2015)
• Demonstration for Baulkham Hills Art Society (3rd November 2015)

Exhibitions

Art Shows/Exhibitions
"Lord's Garden" - Exhibition with Geoff Sellman and Robert Frost, 25th – 30th October 2016, Gallery One88 Fine Arts, 186-188 Katoomba Street, Katoomba.

“Alchemical Allusions” – Exhibition together with Robert Frost and Clayton Micallef
11th – 28th March 2015, Zigi’sArt and Wine Bar, Chippendale

Festivals
Community Redfern Night Markets – Every first Friday of the month

Group Exhibitions
January 2016 – Art of Sydney Awards – Darling Harbour, NSW, Australia
Oct 2015 – City of Ryde Annaul Art Expo, Ryde NSW, Australia
Oct 2015 - Parramatta Annual Art Awards - Parramatta, NSW, Australia
May 2015 – St Ive’s Show, Northern Suburbs Agricultural & Horticultural Society Inc.
March 2015 - Royal Easter Show, The Royal Agricultural Society, Olympic Park, NSW
January 2015 - Art of Sydney, Combined Art Societies of Sydney, Darling Harbour
October 2014 - City of Ryde Annual Art Exhibition 2014 - Ryde, NSW, Australia
October 2014 - Parramatta Annual Art Awards 2014 - Parramatta, NSW, Australia
August 2014 - King's 35th Annual Art Show, North Parramatta, NSW, Australia
August 2014 - Lane Cove Art Society Art Awards, Lane Cove, NSW, Australia
July 2014 - Coal and Allied Singleton Art Prize, Singleton, NSW, Australia
June 2014 - Drummoyne Art Awards. Drummoyne, NSW, Australia
April 2014 - Winston Hills Art Exhibition, Parramatta Art Society (2 artworks sold)
April 2014 – Royal Easter Show 2014 (1 artwork sold)
17th November 2013 - CASS Art Direct Open Studios
October 2013 - Foundation Day Parramatta Art Society Art Exhibition, Townhall, Parramatta
September 2013 - Orange Blossom Art Exhibition, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia
April 2013 - Winston Hills Exhibition, Parramatta Art Society (1 artwork sold)
Oct 2012 - Parramatta Art Society Art Exhibition, Townhall, Parramatta
Sep 2012 - Orange Blossom Art Exhibition - Castle Hill Art Society, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia
July 2012 - Tap Gallery Art Exhibition, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
Sep 2011 - Baulkham Hills Art Society - Exhibition in Castle Hill, NSW, Australia
May 2011 - Pyrmont Art Festival, Pyrmont, NSW, Australia
May 2010 - Pyrmont Art Festival, Pyrmont, NSW, Australia
1986 - 16th International Childrens Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

All Year round Exhibition
City of Parramatta Art Society Gallery, Shop 6, 4 – 14 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Press

Publications and Licensing
• 4 Artworks chosen and licensed for production of coasters (http://downunderdesigns.com.au)
• Artists of Australia in American Southwest Art Magazine (April 2016)
• “My Artistic Life” and demonstration published in Artist Palette Magazine, July 2014
• “Love in the Bush” published in an international book “Love Sayings” (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Sayings-Romance-Courtship-Marriage/dp/0982253885)
• My artwork was chosen as a design for a commercial by FlipDivision (http://www.flipdivision.com/)

Influences

Various Australian and international artists painting landscapes in realistic and impressionistic styles. Love to look at the various techniques used and how they approach the subject.

25cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Oil on canvas board
$209
90cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas
$698
91cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
$984
25cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Oil on canvas board
$140
61cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil on canvas board
$575
60cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Artist grade oil paints on stretched Italian canvas
$715
25cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Artist grade oil paints on canvas board
$130
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Artist Quality oil paint on Canvas
$380
25cm (W) x 15cm (H)
Oil on canvas board
$140
25cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Oil on canvas board
$180