Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth

Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth

Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth

Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth

Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth

Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth

Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth

Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth

Elizabeth Wadsworth has always explored creative avenues throughout her career, and after success in fashion and interior design, has pursued her talent in painting. In 1993 she graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting, from the highly acclaimed National Arts School in Sydney.

Influenced by her experiences and interaction with the world - traveling being a major source of impetus, Wadsworth focuses her own journeys onto the canvases. Telling her stories through manipulation of paint and collage - gradually layering paint and rubbing it back while wet, creates works that speak of a process. Her use of colour is evocative, and is often the initial source of inspiration for a series of works, alternating from warm to cool colours each series.

The texture she creates generates intrigue and draws the viewer closer to the canvas to observe the textural detail of the manipulated paint across the work.

There is a sense of movement and fluidity in her works, taking the eye over the canvas, discovering 'moments' scattered across the composition. 'Moments' describe sections of richness across her work where energy and details of Wadsworth's artistic characteristics are captured in a small piece of the entire composition.

The series of moments and strength of colour generate a rhythm, almost a pulse in her artwork igniting an energy that echoes through the room in which her artworks hang.

Wadsworth works on many canvases at one time. Gradually resolving the work, while remaining open to the magic of spontaneity as she creates. Perhaps a reflection of her interior design training, Wadsworth gives a lot of consideration to form, design, composition and proportion. Colour and line evolve as the work develops, and a careful balance throughout the artwork is mastered.

Sometimes, after a series is finished, Wadsworth will create "randoms" as she refers to her one-off creations, which reveal retained creative material and whisper tones of previous works.

As Wadsworth resolves each work she embarks on a journey gently directed by the artist's hand, turning a blank canvas into an evocative painting. Driven by the emotiveness of colour and allowing her subconscious to speak, WadsworthÔŅĹs paintings move from intense energy through to calm resolve, ultimately creating a remarkable series of works.

Wadsworth is represented in important private and corporate collections in Australia and internationally, including GIO Insurance, Village Roadshow (LA, USA), Ariadne Gallery (New York), Sydney Harbour And Foreshores Authority and Roche Corporation. She is represented in Sydney by maree mizon gallery, and in Melbourne by Gallery Ten Eleven. Her international representation is through Yaddo Art in Singapore, where she recently exhibited her work in the group exhibition 'Elements'.





Born: Sydney, Australia 1952
1974: Completed Interior Design Diploma, Shilleto Design School, Sydney
1975-80: Employed in Fashion, Public Relations and Promotions
1982-90: Interior Designer - Commercial and Domestic Design
1991-93: Diploma Fine Arts, major in Painting, National Arts School, East Sydney


> Solo Exhibitions
2015: 'SUMMER TIME BLUES' Wadsworth Gallery 326 Oxford Street Paddington
2013: 'Wadsworth Gallery' 326 Oxford Street Paddington
2012: 'SUMMERTIME' Depot Gallery 2, 2 Danks St Waterloo
2010: 'INLAND REFLECTIONS' Depot Gallery 2, 2 Danks St Waterloo
2009: 'SAIL, WIND AND SEA' Depot 2, 2 Danks St Waterloo
2008: 'MAN O' WAR' Exhibition Great Buckingham, Strawberry Hills
2006: 'AMBIGUITY' - Maree Mizon Gallery, Sydney
2004: 'COLOURS OF RAJASTHAN' - Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney
2003: 'RECENT PAINTINGS' - Maunsell Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2002: 'RAW NRG' - Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne
2001: SOLO EXHIBITION - RECENT WORKS - Libby Edwards Gallery, Sydney
2001: SOLO EXHIBITION - RECENT WORKS - Palm Beach Art Gallery
2000: 'BROOME TO KUNUNURRA' - Palm Beach Art Gallery
1999: RECENT WORKS - PCL Exhibitionists Gallery, Sydney
1998: 'SHOOT THE BREEZE' - PCL Exhibitionists Gallery, Sydney
1998: RECENT WORK - The Artist's Gallery, Hunters Hill, Sydney
1997: 'MOVING IMAGES' - Wollombi Forge Gallery, Hunter Valley, NSW
1995: RECENT PAINTINGS - IBM Building, Darling Harbour, Sydney
1994: 'AFRICAN SERIES' - Espace Alliance Gallery, Sydney
1992: RECENT WORK - Woollahra, Sydney
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> Group Exhibitions
2007: Currently Shortlisted for the ETHAM COLLEGE VICTORIAN MASTERS
2007: Waverly Art Prize 2007 - Finalist - Sydney
2007: Willoughby Art Prize 2007- Finalist - Sydney
2007: North Sydney Art Prize 2007 - Finalist - Sydney
2005: Art On The Rocks - Sydney
2004: TenEleven Exhibition - Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne
2003: 'FIVE ARTISTS' - PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney
2002: 'ELEMENTS' - Singapore
2000: 'THE DOG SHOW' - PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney
2000: 'THE WHITE SHOW' - PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney
2000: 'LUGGAGE, NOT BAGGAGE' - PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney
2000: SELECTED EXHIBITION - Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne
1999: Selected Alumni Exhibition - National Arts School, Sydney
1998: FISHERS GHOST SELECTED EXHIBITION - Campbelltown, Sydney
1998: NOTRE COEUR AUCTION - Sydney
1998: SELECTED EXHIBITION - The Hunters Hill Gallery, Sydney
1997: Selected Alumni Exhibition - National Arts School, Sydney
1996: SELECTED EXHIBITION - Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney
1996: SELECTED EXHIBITION - 'Metaphysical' PCL Exhibitionists Gallery, Sydney
1996: Selected Alumni Exhibition - National Arts School, Sydney
1995: SELECTED GRADUATES EXHIBITION - National Art School, Sydney
1994: SELECTED EXHIBITION - Scone Art Prize
1994: GRADUATES EXHIBITION - Cell Block, National Art School Sydney
1993: FINALIST MOSMAN ART SHOW, Sydney
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> Corporate and Private Collections
Most recent acquisition 2007 LEND LEASE Sydney
Sydney Harbour Foreshores Authority
GIO Insurance, Australia
Village Roadshow, LA, USA
Ariadne Gallery, New York, USA
Sports Humanitarian Group, Toronto, Canada
KOHL Enterprises, London, UK
Russell Ronalds Associates, Australia
Sperling Enterprises, Australia
Roche Corporation, Australia
Amalgamated Holdings, Australia
Greater Union, Australia
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Elizabeth Anne Wadsworth