“I have a great respect for the Australian landscape, its past, present and future, through symbolic, realistic and abstract representations. I admire the work of Australian artists Fred Williams, John Olsen and Jeffrey Smart.”
Australian Artist, Richard Klekociuk graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art in 1971 and is currently based in Port Macquarie, NSW. He has been a practicing artist, teacher and art judge for over 40 years. Richard Klekociuk is represented by Gallery Pejean in Launceston, Tasmania www.gallerypejean.com.au.
“Coloured pencil is my preferred medium since 1986 and I have won numerous awards, often in open company. I was a Glover Prize (Australia) finalist in 2009 and 2014, and the Bay of Fires Art Prize (Australia) in 2015 and 2017. In 2014 I was awarded Master Pencil Artist Status by the Canadian Pencil Society, and in 2016 became an Ambassador for Caran d’Ache in Australia. I am an Honorary Member of the Australian Coloured Pencil Society. My art is inspired by the Australian landscape. Mark making, weathering, ‘landscape memory and history’, decay, pattern, colour and shape are of particular interest to me.”
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