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Dan Villiers is the resident artist at the Tamar Valley ART SHACK at Clarence point‚ Tasmania. He has won several awards and specialises in Pastel‚ Acrylic and many other media

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Dan Villiers is a Northern Tasmanian artist working in many media including pastel‚ oil and acrylic paint.
Recent prize achievements:
• First prize in the Professional Artists category at the 2011 Royal Hobart Show with his pastel painting ‘Last Light Near Oatlands’.
• ‘Agriculture’ Section prize in the Meandering 2011 Art Prize with a pastel painting titled ‘Meander Quilt’.
• ‘Best Pastel’ in the Burnie Art Prize 2010 titled ‘Wynyard Waters’‘
• ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Meandering 2010 Art Prize
• ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Meandering 2009 Art Prize
• Winner of the ‘Best Pastel’ prize in the Launceston Rotary 2008 Art Awards
• Winner of the ‘Agriculture Prize’ and ‘Major Prize’ in the Launceston Art Society and Meander Valley Council’s “Meandering 2008” Art Prize.

Recent exhibitions:
• Joint exhibition “BodyScape” July 2012 at The Mill Gallery
• Joint exhibition “BodyView” June 2011 at The Mill Gallery
• Joint exhibition at Launceston Country Club February 2011

While living in Switzerland for three years he was inspired to paint the scenery around Lake Geneva. He exhibited these works in four successful watercolour exhibitions‚ with the local Swiss enamoured by his rendering of their much loved scenery. Several of his watercolour works of the Lake Geneva steamboats hang in a boating Museum in the Swiss-French border town of St-Gingolph.

While living in Sydney‚ he continued his study of landscape and also the human figure. He won the 2003 North Sydney Art Prize Sporting Prize with a pastel painting of lawn bowlers on the North Sydney Bowling Club greens.

Dan now lives at Clarence Point on the Tamar River in Northern Tasmania‚ where he recently opened his own art gallery and studio – Tamar Valley ART SHACK. He continues to study the landscape and figure drawing through many media including pastel‚ oil and acrylic paint.

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Local Tasmanian landscape

75cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$930