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I studied traditional techniques for drawing and painting in oils at the Julian Ashton Art School, The Rocks, Sydney. My influences have been many-fold. I have always loved the French Impressionists... also Australian artists depicting early pioneering life such as Tom Roberts, and the wonderful Australian Impressionists partnership in love and art of Ethel Carrick and Emmanuel Phillips Fox - beautiful, colourful scenes and lighting effects.
My travels throughout the world have developed me as a person and an artist.

I've always loved painting people - figures in movement and achieving likenesses. Last year I was honoured to receive 1st Prize for Portraiture at the D'arcy Doyle awards. The interplay of bold colours and shapes is something I am focussing on now ... and experimenting with levels of abstraction.

Mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels. I accept private commissions.
View more on my website at www.parfittart.com

Education

Julian Ashton Art School, the Rocks, Sydney (3 years).
Bachelor of Business (Comp), Bachelor of Science (Hons), Masters of Education (Edu Tech).

Exhibitions

2017 - 1st Prize Portrait/Figures for "The Basket" - D'arcy Doyle Awards
2017 - Winner Artists' Choice Award for "Hard Day's Night" - RQAS Gold Coast
2016 - Winner Peoples' Choice for "Wait for Me" - RQAS Gold Coast
2016 - Highly Commended for "Strike the Pose" - Woman's Health & Wellbeing Expo 2016
2016 - Solo Exhibition of 10 artworks at RQAS Gold Coast
2015 - Featured Artist in February "This is Art" Exhibition at Gallery 9 Melbourne - 12 artworks
2015 - Featured Artist in June "Art for Arts Sake" Exhibition at Gallery 9 Melbourne - 12 artworks
2014 - Finalist for "Pursuits of Pleasure" - D'arcy Doyle Awards

Influences

Impressionists and Contemporaries

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