Gary Upfield

Gary Upfield

  • Artist’s Statement

    I have lived at North Warrandyte for 30 years. I have an association with the Friends of Nillumbik Group for many years.

  • Biography

    My name is Gary Upfield and I have lived in North Warrandyte since 1991. I am married to wife Robyn. I
    am 69 years old and have been painting most of my life. My passion for painting started at High School
    when I was fortunate to have a very good Art Teacher who gave me a grounding in all aspects of Art. I
    was born and raised in Preston, Victoria a suburb of Melbourne. I attended Preston East Primary School
    and Preston East High School. I also attained an Advanced Diploma in Finance together with an
    Advanced Certificate of Banking and Finance at Box Hill TAFE. I am also a Senior Associate of the
    Australian Institute of Bankers (now Financial Services Institute of Australasia)
    I have won two Art Awards. I won the Commonwealth Bank Staff Award in 1994 for a promotion of
    Tasmania, my prize was a trip to Tasmania. I have been back to Tasmania several times since. I also won
    the competition at National Australia Bank Collections in 2000 to create a Christmas Card.
    I have been selected as a finalist for the Australian Watercolour Muster 2020 and 2021.
    I was a finalist in the Stones of Yarra Valley 2020 Art Show
    I was selected for the Knox Immerse 2019
    Main Artist for Knox Car and Art Show 2019
    Artist of the week MAVA October 2021
    I have attended many workshops at the National Gallery of Victoria including,
    -Portrait painting with Lewis Miller
    -Pen and Ink with Jill Anderson
    -Charcoal Drawing with Peter Wegner twice
    -Plein Air Painting around Melbourne
    -Sketching in the Gallery with Marco Luccio
    I am currently attending Art sessions with Vicki McInnes who is an exceptional art teacher and has a rare
    vision on how the essence of a painting is expressed rather than just a scene. I love working with Vicki.
    I have spent eight winters in Alice Springs on week long camps outside Alice Springs with Deborah Clarke
    a noted painter in Alice Springs. Much of my recent works have been created or inspired from these
    trips. I have entered and been shown at the following art shows,
    1. Warrandyte Festival Art Prize
    2. Warrandyte Rotary Art Show. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018,2019, 2021
    3. Strathdon Community 10th, 11th, 12 & 13th Annual Art Exhibition
    4. Camberwell Art Show 2007 & 2014
    5. Hobsons Bay Art Show 2015,
    6. Warrenwood Art show 2014, 2015, 2016
    7. Linden Postcard Art Show 2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019, 2020, 2021
    8. The Bayside Art Show
    9. The Knox Art Show 2015, 2016, 2021
    10. Mornington Art Show
    11. Australian Watercolour Muster 2020, 2021
    12. Knox Immerse 2019
    13. Somers Art Show
    I have sold some paintings. I also have paintings on consignment (for sale ) at the Great Frames Retail
    Outlet at 241 High Street, Northcote, I had a studio at Northcote with six
    other artists including well known Artist Marcus Wills. (winner of the Archibald Prize)
    Marcus and I have a strong relationship and he will often give pointers and assistance with my paintings.
    The Environment at the Studio is very robust with everyone able to give and take constructive criticsim.

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Gary Upfield

Iron, Ochre and Rust
60 x 75 cm Mixed Media on Canvas $750.00