Welcome to Irene Osborne – West Australian Artist!
A multi-award winning artist and sculptor Irene Osborne has over 40 years arts practice and has created a network of public art, with murals, entry statements and sculptures across WA. Her paintings are in collections World Wide.
UP COMING EVENT
About the Artist.
Irene Osborne is a multi-award winning, professional Perth artist with over 40 years visual arts practice, since she gained her Diploma in Fine Arts in 1975.
She has enjoyed a wide range of artistic experiences from painting on location in remote outback and desert regions of Australia, to teaching art to rural communities, TAFE art lecturer, State and local government Arts Advisory Panels, Judging Arts Awards, exhibiting internationally, and creating Public Artworks, sculptures and large murals for many towns across Western Australia.
Her award winning art works, have been exhibited throughout Australia and overseas, and are represented in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide.
The unique Australian landscape provides me with consatant inspiration. I find it an almost spiritual experience, to be immersing myself in the landscape, to connect with the earth, feeling at one with nature – it is my personal escape that refreshes my soul and clears my mind.
To me art and the landscape are interconnected.
As an artist, I see order in the random natural world, I am challenged by the magic way light affects colours, shapes and shadows, driving me to try to capture and express this, through my art.
One needs to experience a landscape to translate these aspects into an artwork with integrity.
I particularly love Australia’s variety of trees, they have different characters, and stories, they are home and shelter to wildlife, they give us clean air and are environmental indicators of the state of the earth they grow in. I am also fascinated in the ancient Xanthorrhoea grass trees and they often feature in my artworks.
The experiences of sketching or painting on location with quick plein air studies, assists me to capture a moment in time, the light, colour and unique aspects to give a strong sense of place,.
These small onsite works are often further developed into larger paintings in the studio later.
In this exhibition, I am presenting a collection of works derived from living in different regions of Western Australia, from the stunning red earth of the Pilbara to the greener lower south west.
Irene Osborne Dip F.A. – PAINTING CV
* Plein Air Painting Groups * National Association of Visual Arts * ArtsLAW .
2001- & 2002 C.A.N. W.A., Public & Community Art Course & Cultural Planning.
1987 Technical Correctness in Fine Arts.WA
1975 Diploma in Fine Arts – Claremont School of Arts WA
Watheroo, Norseman, Bencubbin, Mount Barker and Scaddan.
Selected Exhibitions & Arts Events
2022 – Mandurah 9×5 Awards. WA
2021 – SHOW OFF 16 (Take2) Cockburn. WA
2021 – Beverley Art Exhibition, WA
2021 –AIR– Beverley Station Arts – portraits of community.
2021 –Harvey Art Prize. WA
2021 – International Watercolour Exhibition Moores Building Freo
2021 – Alcoa PINJARRA Rotary Art Exhibition
2020 & 2019- Plein Air Down Under -National
2019 -Water Colour Society of WA Annual Awards
2019 Army Art Exhibition Fremantle WA
2019 Wagin Woollorama
2010 Albany Art Prize
2009 Kathleen OConnor Memorial R.A.S. Claremont WA
2008 Guy Grey Smith Memorial – R.A.S. Claremont WA
2023 “Earth Stories-23” – Tresillian Art Centre. Nedlands
2011 “Natural Glimpses” –Kingfisher Gallery West Perth
2007 “Celebrate WA with me “ (Artopia) – Old George Gallery -Fremantle
2004 “Waters Edge” – Oceanus Gallery City Beach
2003 “Irene Osborne – Art in Bloom” – Moora Fine Art Gallery
1999 “Pilbara & Beyond” – Tresillian Art Centre. Nedlands
1997 “Landscapes & Women” – Cossack Fine Art Gallery
1996 “Capricorn & Beyond” – Karratha International Hotel
1995 “Mining & Resources” mini exhibition – Pilbara Mining & Trade Expo Karratha
1994 “Northern Reflections” – Stables Gallery. Perth
1994 “Spirit of the Pilbara” – Walkington ArtSpace -Karratha
1994 “Irene Osborne – Artist In Residence” Extravaganza Gallery. Albany
1993 “North of the 26th – Cossack Fine Art Gallery
1992 “New Works & Female Trees” – The Brass Monkey, Northbridge.
*City of Rockingham * Roebourne Police Station – Western Australia * Heritage Council of Western Australia * Parliament House, Perth, Western Australia * Dept of Resources Development, Perth WA. * Sir Charles Court AK, KCMG OBE Perth WA *
Sir Russel Madigan OBE, Melbourne, Victoria. * Hamersley Iron , Dampier, WA. * Kanowna Belle Gold mine – Kalgoorlie, WA. * Posco Mining, Chile * Cambridge Gulf Exploration, WA * Woodside Petroleum, Dampier, WA *The Vines Resort, WA *
Dept of Defence – Army, Sydney NSW. *
Irene has won numerous Arts Awards and commendations over her forty year of arts practice for her paintings and recycled sculpture. A separate Art Awards listing is available on request.
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