For over 10 years Lois Brown has been living dangerously as a full time painter. In 1994 she took the brave step and traded in an eighteen year career as a Secondary art teacher with the Victorian Education Department.
Born in Yallourn Victoria, Lois exhibited a keen interest in art as a child, and was fascinated by art during secondary school. The need for employment directed her life into Secondary Art training, obtaining a Higher Diploma of Teaching Art and Craft in 1975. Studies at Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education and Melbourne State College were in Printmaking and Drawing. Since graduating with distinctions, Lois concentrated on drawing and in 1983 was introduced to watercolours by artists Charles McCubbin, Colin Johnson and Sue Jarvis.
Currently Lois is living in Drouin painting full time and teaching art workshops. The richness of subject material comes from the unique Gippsland environment, particularly the unspoilt countryside and coastal areas. Her use of colour is ingenious, whether to suggest distance in a landscape or reflected light on a flower. Lois uses traditional and experimental techniques in watercolours to capture changing moods in nature or studies of Australian fauna and flora.
Lois is a member of the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, the Guild of Realist Artists and is mentioned in Women Artists of Australia by Max Germaine. A regular entrant in Civic Art Exhibitions and Rotary Art Shows, Lois has received more that sixty major awards, including 1988 Queens Hall Parliament House Acquisition, and 2000 Camberwell Rotary Australian Works on Paper Landscape Award. She has held solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Victoria.
Her work is represented in Institutions and private collections in Australia and Overseas.
Lois exhibits her watercolours at Town & County Gallery, Yarragon, Victoria. For further information regarding Lois’s artworks, including commissions and images of current works, please contact the gallery: 03 5634 2229 or email: email@example.com
Lois Brown 2017 Workshops
|1. Macalister River||Sat 4th & Sun 5th Feb’17|
|2. Wilsons Promontory||Sat 4th & Sun 5th March’17|
|3. Gum Trees & Shadows||Sat 6th & Sun 7th May’17|
|4. Still Life & Rusty Stuff||Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June’17|
|5. Feathers, Birds & Flowers||Sat 5th & Sun 5th Aug’17|
|6. Winter Flowers||Sat 9th & Sun 10th Sept’17|
|7. Ninety Mile Beach||Sat 14th & Sun 15th Oct’17|
|8. Lighthouses & Seascapes||Sat 11th & Sun 12th Nov’17|
VENUE: Yarragon Town Hall, Campbell St, Yarragon TIME: 10am – 4pm COST: $150
Book & Pay early as numbers are limited. For all bookings or enquiries 0488 315 713 or write to ‘Watercolour Workshops’ PO Box 777, Drouin. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
PAYMENT: Full payment requested on booking or no later than 2 weeks prior to workshop.
Make cheques/postal order payable to Lois Brown, PO Box 777, Drouin 3818,
EFT payment to Bendigo Bank BSB: 633-000, Account No: 1352-09013.
WORKSHOP FORMAT: The workshop is designed for the learner and advanced artist. The workshop has a general subject and the day starts with warm-up exercises demonstrated by Lois. There is practical advice on mixing colours, brush usage, design, composition and drawing. The subject or reference images will be provided, although you are welcome to supply your own.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: A suggested list will be provided prior to the workshop for those who attend. Materials may be sourced in Yarragon at TRITEC ART SUPPLIES.