WERNER FILIPICH F.R.A.S.- F.I.H.A. - migrated to Australia in 1950 and has been painting professionally for 40 years. His love for his adopted country is reflected in his superb landscapes and harbour side paintings. Werner feels painting outdoors enables him to capture the realistic colours of Australia resulting in crisp and refreshing paintings. Werner has included figurative works in his repertoire after completing a course at the Julian Ashton School. Werner has had many successful exhibitions, is a fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of History and Arts - his works adorn the walls of homes and galleries in Australia and overseas.
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IAN HANSEN F.R.A.S. - Became a full time artist after leaving the navy in 1975 and is now internationally recognised as a leading Marine Artist. His outstanding skill at reproducing the sea and sky, while capturing the romance of sail through the ages has won him world acclaim. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, has won many awards at the “Mystic International Art Exhibition” held annually at the Maritime Gallery in Connecticut USA, was naval war artist for east Timor in 2000 and has joined naval expeditions to Antarctica and Hobart. Ian works from his studio in Hunters Hill NSW and regularly sails on his classic 45' cutter "Karalee".
www.ianhansenmarineartist.com.au

JAMES HOUGH - A former engineering surveyor, James has combined his deep passion for Australian wildlife and the environment with his life long interest in fine art. All wildlife is of particular interest to him and it was a natural progression to combine his knowledge of birds and animals and their environment with his art skills when he decided to take up painting professionally in 2003. His artwork reflects the deep respect he has for the natural environment. James exhibits throughout Australia and has been published in a number of wildlife magazines.
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MAX MANNIX - Max was born in 1939 in a Victorian country town near Bendigo; he left home in 1956 and hitched a ride to Queensland There he got work Droving, Fencing and in Mustering camps. He managed a large Cattle and Sheep Station in the far South West Outback of Queensland During this time he filled many sketch book of his daily life. When moving back to Melbourne he started painting of the life out there. A self-taught artist He went full time in 1977, married with four daughters, He has had many one man shows both in Australia And overseas, his paintings are in Private and public collections, He was short listed in the Wynne prize in 2014 and the Sulman Prize in 2015. The Paintings are about his life in the outback and country towns, a story teller with a paint brush.
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RAMON WARD-THOMPSON F.R.A.S. - has been painting on a full-time basis for 40 years, is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and is represented in galleries and collections both here and overseas. He has had many successful one-man exhibitions and his works have been reproduced in books, and limited edition prints. Ramon lives and paints in Sydney and brings to his studies of harbourside city life the soft study in light that has always been uniquely his own. He also enjoys painting in the great cities of Europe and returns whenever possible to capture the softer European light against a background of old historic buildings and monuments.
www.ward-thompson.com.au