Ornella (Nell) Imber is an artist who lives on the idyllic East Coast of Tasmania, moving from Queensland to Beaumaris in 1997. Nell shares her coastal home with her singer/songwriter husband and her two talented teenage boys, they all enjoy surfing together.
Nell is a coastal dweller and if you have ever visited this picturesque part of the world it becomes obvious where she gains her inspiration. Nell feels very fortunate to have a magnificent studio over-looking the coast. Being a surfer the constant call of the ocean is a welcome distraction
Vibrant colours, delicate patterns and sweeping textures are the artistic tools that help to create paintings of exotic beauty. With painterly exuberance she produces images that will brighten any space. Nell gains great peace and joy through painting and hopes that the viewer feels the same.
Ornella has studied Visual Art at University and has been practicing as an artist for over 20 years. She has shown her work in several collaborative and solo exhibitions. Ornella has paintings in collections locally, nationally and internationally. Ornella accepts commissions.


1996 SCU Lismore Bach Vis Art (2nd yr)
1995 USQ Toowoomba Bach Vis Art (1st yr)
1993 TAFE Toowoomba Cert in Vis Art & Des


2015 The Littoral Zone, Inka Gallery, Hobart, Salamnca 2014 Material Girl art award, finalist, current
2013 Australian Aboriginal Art Gallery, Rotterdam 2013 Delicious, Inka Gallery, Hobart, sellout
2012 LAS, Holy Trinity Church
2011-12 White Sands Resort
2009-12 Scottsdale Exhibition, Scottsdale
2011 Apple Museum, Huonville
2010 Wursthaus, Launceston
2010 Mural, St Helens DHS (commission)
2009 16 paintings Tas Landcare, Swansea
Conference & Awards (commission)
2009 Wings,Fins and Other Things, Inka Gallery, Hobart 1998-01 Refelctions, St Helens Memorial Hall
1998 Symbols, Stradbroke Is Gallery


2013 Jun 15 Examiner Mary Machen
2013 Autum Edition 'Ornella Imber' Tasmanian Life Magazine
2009 Jan 20 Examiner 'Exhibition' Matt Melony
2009 Jan 31 Mercury 'Inside Arts' Clyde Selby
2001 Aug St Helens Herald 'Art' Vickie Brinkhusen
1999-01 Sept Examiner 'Reflections' Pete Sanders
2013 Capitol Chemist Calendar


Frida Kahlo
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