Another amazing artist who will be at the Artists in Action Day -
RICHARD KLEKOCIUK MPAS (Can)
I am based in Launceston and have been a practising artist for 38 years. Coloured pencil is my preferred medium. I have won numerous awards, often in open company and have been a Glover finalist twice. In August last year, I was awarded Master Pencil Artist Status by the Canadian Pencil Society, and I’m one of only 3 artists in Australia with this acknowledgement. I am ranked in the top 200 coloured pencil artists world-wide.
My work is inspired by the Tasmanian landscape. Realism, Surrealism, Symbolism, abstraction, social commentary, mark making, weathering, decay, pattern and shape are of particular interest to me.
You can see examples of my work at:
The second of our artists at Artists in Action - Gerry Jensen.
I love to paint – to put down a stroke of pastel and see that pop of pure colour just gives me such joy. My style is traditional with an impressionist twist but recently I have been drawn to simplifying my paintings to the essence of the subject rather than a lot of detail. I work in pastel, oil and watercolour and been privileged to have won over 50 awards in local and state exhibitions. My paintings are in collections locally as well as in the USA, Switzerland and other countries overseas.
Contact: Ph 64234364 or 0408103796
Here is the first of our profiles of artists demonstrating on Sunday, 3rd May at the Artists in Action day.
I have been trained in London by some of the best figure draught persons including Sam Rabin and Jessie Cast, the latter having paintings in the Tate Collection.
I have also studied anatomy which is only taught at tastafe now.
My way of drawing comes from a style of drawing that was taken to England by Alphonse Legros from France. It emphasizes the relationships between forms which is becoming now a lost art, because of the over-emphasis on illustration and copying from photographs. Merely map drawing and copying shadows is not how I was taught but unfortunately that is how most people draw nowadays.
I have been asked to teach at Sozosha College of Design in Osaka, Japan, for their summer school this year. I will probably be emphasizing structure, which I noticed they were not teaching in any of their schools.