About

Fiona Groom’s artistic career began in the early 2000’s after enrolling in a succession of educational opportunities which included Certificate II Visual Arts and Diploma of Visual Arts (Fine Arts) . Soon after those courses were completed she enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts with Curtin University which she finished in 2015 giving her a Fine Arts Degree. Since starting her painting profession Fiona has had the opportunity to exhibit her work in a variety of arts festivals and group exhibitions such as the International Nature in Art which saw her awarded a highly commended certificate, and she was also invited to exhibit her work in an International Art Exhibition at Gallera360 in Florence. . Fiona has exhibited her work throughout the Sunshine Coast and is represented by some local galleries. Her work is in private collections throughout the world, here in Australia as well as the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Europe and the US. Some recent publications have seen her work feature on the cover of Creative Artist magazine Issue 11 2016 which included a 10 page spread of her work and a workshop showing her painting process. She was also featured in a coffee table book titled Amazing Australian Artists…Professionally Fiona’s activities have included several short term Artist residencies along with the position of Gallery Curator at Yandina Historic House a local gallery for the past 10 years. This has given her plenty of opportunity to work with other Artists, organize and present artwork and become involved in an assortment of local community events.
“My motivation to paint comes from a need to convey what I see, Animal Life and the natural world provide me with an unending source of ideas for my art and from this a chance to experiment and evolve as an Artist. “

Education

2015 BA (Fine Art & Visual Culture) (Curtin) WA
2007 Printmaking Workshops, Noosa QLD
2006 Experimental Printmaking Workshop Brisbane Institute of Art QLD
2004 Diploma Visual Arts, Cooloola Institute of TAFE (CSIT) QLD
2002 Certificate II in Arts, CSIT, QLD

Exhibitions

2017 Captivating Creatures II Noosa Regional Gallery Tewantin
2016 Freedom Art Exhibition Brisbane
2016 Captivating Creatures Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy
2016 Encore Pop Up Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy
2016 International Nature in Art Logan Art Gallery Brisbane
2016 Mathew Flinders Art Prize Bribie Island
2016 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane
2016 Think Big Mathew Flinders Gallery Bribie Island
2016 Taste of Art Noosa Regional Gallery Noosa
2015 Pop Up Art Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy
2015 Caldera Art 2015 Caldera Art Gallery Murwillumbah NSW
2015 Finalist Local Art Local Content Friends of the Caloundra Regional Gallery
2014 International Art Exhibition Florence Italy

Press

Art/Edit Magazine Autumn 2017 Issue 13 P53
Creative Artist Magazine Issue 11 2016 pp 18-27
Sunshine Coast Art Prize Catalogue 2015 Sunshine Coast Council
Amazing Australian Artists artmegallery Coffee Table Book Blue Print Australia 2014
Caldera Art 09 Caldera Regional Arts Inc

Influences

I would have to say my influences come from photo realistic artists like Krystii Melaine‚Greg Postle‚‚ illustrators like Norman Rockwell‚ symbolist s like Frida Kahlo plus countless others.I'm always tiring to improve my technique through reading and researching other Artist 's and hopefully my work will benefit from experimentation and practice.

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