Vivi was born in Melbourne and her love for drawing and painting began at an early age.
She studied science at Monash University, graduating with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology. After several years working in a medical laboratory, Vivi resigned from her diagnostic career and moved from inner city Melbourne to Bayside Beaumaris to raise her young family.
Her proximity to the sea and natural beauty of Bayside, inspired Vivi to reconsider her primary passion and that was to paint.
She took the opportunity to take classes in the key mediums of watercolour, acrylic and oil for a number of years which started a focus on painting that has been her passion for the last twenty years. In that time Vivi also branched out into teaching and mentoring her own classes, both locally and overseas with en plein air workshops.
Vivi has enjoyed and continues to enjoy painting a variety of subject matter, such as figurative, landscape and seascape works. In particular, she seeks to capture and transfer to the viewer the serenity and calm found in nature as a contrast to the busy and frenetic pace of everyday life. She also sets time aside weekly to experiment with different media so as to fully push her creative boundaries and grow as an artist.
She has been a member at Brighton, Beaumaris and Mentone-Mordialloc Art Groups for many years and teaches acrylic at Mentone Mordialloc Art Group, oil at Brighton Art Society and watercolour privately at a beach side studio in Beaumaris.
Her work can be seen at Without Pier Gallery in Bay Rd Cheltenham and Town and Country Gallery in Yarragon, Victoria.
In 2006, Vivi was accepted as a full member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, where she was also involved as a committee member with a keen interest in arranging forums to inspire current and budding artists. Vivi is also a member of the Australian Watercolour Society, the Victorian Artists Society and the Melbourne Society Of Women Painters and Sculptors, (MSWPS).
She has received many awards and continues to participate in many art shows. In October 2013, her painting titled “Sandringham Yacht Club Vista”, was nominated as a finalist for the Australian Mortimore Art Prize.
Vivi was also nominated as one of thirty artists to participate in 2013, 2015 and 2016 Victorian Artist Of The Year Award, for Victorian Artist Society.
Bachelor of Science , Monash University. Majors in Microbiology and Immunology.
Painting workshops and classes with Master Artists, Herman Pekel, Joseph Zbukvic, Amanda Hyatt, Malcolm Beattie, Joseph Attard, Lee Machelak, just to name a few.
Participation in many Victorian based art shows with annual exhibitions being held at Without Pier Gallery, Cheltenham, Melbourne.
2010 “Vivi Palegeorge Exhibition”, solo exhibition held at Beaumaris Art
2010 “Melbourne Watercolour Show”, group show, Without Pier Gallery.
2010 “Our Melbourne My Victoria”, group show, Without Pier Gallery.
2011 “Melbourne Watercolour Show”, group show, Without Pier Gallery.
2011 “Kaleidoscope/Habitat”, joint exhibition with Christine Wrest-Smith,
Without Pier Gallery.
2011 Group Show at Bungendore Fine Art Gallery, New South Wales.
2012 Feature Artist at Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet.
2012 “Melbourne Watercolour Show”, Without Pier Gallery.
2012 “Vivid Waters”, joint exhibition with Judy Waters, Blue Dog Gallery,
2012 “Shed Art – The Flotsam and Jetsam Series”. Group show at Sandy
2012 Group show with Granary Lane Artists, Mentone.
2013 Brialyn Boathouse Gallery, feature artist.
2013 Without Pier Gallery, Mansfield Easter Group Show.
2013 Without Pier Gallery, Central Highlands Kyneton Show.
2014 Without Pier Gallery, joint exhibition with Sarah Paxton and Marian
2015 Without Pier Gallery, Mansfield Easter Group Show.
2015 Without Pier Gallery, 20th Anniversary Group Show.
2016 Without Pier Gallery, Coolart Group Show at Somers.
2016 Without Pier Gallery, joint exhibition with Sarah Paxton, Marian Blanc
And Olga Finkel.
2017 Without Pier Gallery, Coolart Group Show at Somers.
2017 Without Pier Gallery, French exhibition with Craig Penny and Betina
Recent awards to date:
* 1st runner up, Agra summer show 2017.
* Highly commended Sorrento Art Show, 2017.
* Finalist in 2016 Artist of the year award by Victorian Art Society.
* Best painting by a Bayside Artist, 2016. Rotary club of Brighton.
* Finalist in 2015 Artist of the year award by Victorian Art Society.
* Best painting by a Bayside Artist, 2015. Rotary club of Brighton.
* Highly commended MSWPS (Melbourne society of women painters and
sculptors), 2015 annual show.
* Highly commended for Victorian Artist Society 2015 Autumn exhibition.
* Finalist in 2013 Artist of the year award by Victorian Artists Society.
* Finalist in 2013 Mortimore Art Prize.
* Best painting to the value of $750 by the Bayside Art Show, 2013.
* Best painting by Bayside artist, the Bayside Art Show, 2012.
* Viewers choice award, Port Fairy Art Show. December 2010.
My artistic influences have always been from the impressionist masters: Monet, Joachim Sorolla, Arthur Streeton and John Singer Sargeant.
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