Maria Field Art

Australian Artist

 

Welcome to my gallery  

 

Watercolours

Gallery 5 , Gallery 6 (newest)

Gallery 1 ,Gallery 2 , Gallery 3 , Gallery 4

Archives 1, Archives 2, Archives 3

Acrylics and Oils

Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 3

Pastels and Ink

Ordering Paintings

 

Pet Portraits

Ordering Pet Portraits

 

Class Information and Student comments

Media/Publications

Favourite Links

 

 

 

About the Artist 

 

MARIA FIELD, self-taught Brisbane artist (and chocoholic) began her love affair with art at the age of 5 when she received a 36 colour paint box, which became her most treasured possession.

 

Maria is constantly inspired by the sheer beauty of nature and the world around her and she strives to portray this love in all her work. She delights in creating colourful, clean, transparent watercolours, loving the challenge of the exhilarating medium with her work encompassing many subjects. "Watercolour is so alluring, fresh, luminous and exciting and I never tire of its fluid seduction and spontaneity. I just have to paint, if I don't, I don't feel complete. It's as if these paintings are inside me and if I don't get them out I will simply explode! God has created a beautiful world and I would just like to portray some of that wonder. Subjects that inspire me usually have elements of light/shade, colour or shape."

 

She also loves to create vibrant floral oils and acrylics, impressionistic pastels and detailed pastel Pet Portraits.

 

Maria enjoys sharing her love of art by teaching several weekly classes throughout Brisbane (see Class information and Student Comments), and tutoring for the University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba McGregor School (see McGregor School) and doing regular workshops and demonstrations. "I want to be able to pass on the knowledge I have gathered and more importantly to share the sheer joy that art can give."

 

Since commencing competing in shows in 2003, Maria has won over 58 awards, including 18 Firsts and “Champion of Show” at the Samford show 2007 and “Reserve Champion” 2009. She was commissioned by the Lord Mayor's Office to do a watercolour painting of Brisbane as an international gift for the United Arab Emirates and four of her paintings have been bought by the Ipswich Council/Art Gallery for their permanent collection.

 

Her works are held in private and corporate collections throughout Australia and in England, Canada, Italy, Germany, Poland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Japan. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Maria Field at P.O. Box 2043, Toowong 4066 or email

 

Maria was featured in the May 2010, February 2011, November 2011, June 2013 and September 2013 editions of Australian Artist magazine. The articles may be viewed here.. (see Media/Publications)

 

Her work can be viewed at:

Queensland Watercolour Society, (various venues)

Scattered Arts 6 Newman Road, Camp Hill QLD.

Royal Queensland Art Society 3/162 Petrie Terrace Brisbane

  

 

Since commencing competing in exhibitions/shows in 2003:

Achievements:

2003 “Highly Commendedfor “Ipswich Post Office” watercolour at the Ipswich Art Awards

2003 “Highly Commendedfor “Waratah Explosion” watercolour at the Queensland Watercolour Society

2004 Third Prize” for “Rippling Tiger” watercolour at the Samford Show

2004 “Third Prize” for “His Daily Walk” watercolour at the Samford Show

2004 “Highly Commended” for “Sunny Succulent” acrylic at the Samford Show

2004 “Highly Commended” for “Dancing Fuschias” watercolour at the Samford Show

2004 “Highly Commended” for “Post Office Square” watercolour at the Cleveland Gardens Art Show

2005 “1st Prize” for “Dartmouth Deckchairs” watercolour at the Samford Show

2005 “2nd Prizefor “Splash of Sunflowers” watercolour at the Samford Show

2005 “3rd Prizefor “Portrait - Pursuit of Knowledge” pastel at the Samford Show

2006 “1st Prizefor Best Portrait for ”Grace in Sepia” at the WSQ Annual Exhibition

2006 “1st Prize” for “Hydrangeas in Harmony” watercolour at the Samford Show

2006 “3rd Prize” for “Misty” watercolour at the Samford Show

2006 “1st Prize” for Best Still Life “Forgot the Biscuits” at the Pine Rivers Show

2006 “1st Prize” for “Colourful Clivia” watercolour at the Pine Rivers Show

2006 “3rd Prize” for “Snow Shadows” watercolour at the Pine Rivers Show

2006 “Highly Commended” for “Brilliant Bromeliad” acrylic at Centenary Suburbs Art Awards

2007 “People's Choice” for “Bush Treasures 2” watercolour at WSQ

2007 “Champion of Show” at Samford Show for Adult Art

2007 “First Prize” for “Glasshouse Mountains” watercolour at Samford Show

2007 “Second Prize” for “Opulent Orchids” watercolour at Samford Show

2007 “Second Prize” for “Peacefully Mooring” watercolour at Samford Show

2007 “Third Prize” for “Spring Flowers” watercolour at Samford Show

2007 “First Prize” for “Chinatown-Melbourne” watercolour at Pine Rivers Show

2007 “Second Prize” for “New Farm Rose 1” watercolour at Pine Rivers Show

2007 “Second Prize” for Portraiture for “Stop to Smell the Flowers” Nundah Art Fest

2007 “Highly Commended” for “Purple Daisies” Still Life section WSQ Annual Exhibition

2008 “First Prize” for “Conversations with a Cat” at WSQ

2008 “Highly Commended” for “She's Apples” watercolour at WSQ Artist's Choice

2008 “Highly Commended” for “Country Colours” watercolour at Ipswich Art Awards

2008 “First Prize” for “Behind the Red Curtain” watercolour at WSQ

2008 “First Prize” for “A Quiet Paddle” watercolour at Samford Show

2008 “First Prize” for “Crimson Cactus” watercolour at Samford Show

2008 “Third Prize” for “Port De Craffe” watercolour at Samford Show

2008 “Highly Commended” for “Serenity” watercolour Samford Show

2009 “Acquisitive Prize” for “Ipswich St Scene 1” watercolour at Ipswich Art Awards

2009 “Highly Commended” for “Ipswich St Scene 2” watercolour at Ipswich Art Awards

2009 “Reserve Champion” for 2009 Samford Show

2009 “First Prize” for “Verdant Hills” watercolour at Samford Show

2009 “First Prize” for “Heart of Brisbane” watercolour at Samford Show

2009 “Second Prize” for “Waiting at Wynnum” watercolour at Samford Show

2009 “First Prize” for “Tulip Trio” watercolour Watercolour Society Annual show

2010 “Highly Commended” for “Parlimentary Paper” watercolour Samford Show

2010 “Third Prize” for “Inspiring Italy” watercolour Samford Show

2010 “Third Prize” for “In the Shadow” watercolour Samford Show

2010 “First Prize” for “Give Me a Home” watercolour Samford Show

2010 “Highly Commended” for ”Venice 2” Watercolour Society Annual Show

2011 Acquisitive Prize” for “St Marys 2” watercolour Ipswich Art Awards

2011 “First Prize” for Portraiture “Grace” watercolour on Canvas Samford Show

2011 “Second Prize” for Drawing “Bower Bird” Ink and wash Samford Show

2011 “Second Prize” for “Venice Afternoon” watercolour Samford Show

2011 “Second Prize” for “St Peter's Basilica” watercolour Samford Show  

2012 “People's Choice” for “Singing in the Rain" watercolour on canvas WSQ Autumn Show

2012 “Acquisitive Prize” for “Ipswich Gem 1" watercolour Ipswich Art Awards

2012 “Third Prize” for Portraiture “Dad” watercolour on canvas Samford Show

2012 “First Prize” for “Delicious" watercolour Samford Show

2012 “Third Prize” for “”Crystal and Grapes" watercolour Samford Show

2012 “Second Prize” for “Goldfish Fantasy" watercolour on Yupo WSQ Annual Exhibition

2013 “First Prize” for “Scramble 1" watercolour at the Annual Exhibition Royal Qld Art Society

2014 “People's Choice” for “Footsteps" watercolour at the "Spaces" Exhibition Royal Qld Art Society

  

All my works are protected by copyright and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any form without my permission.

Site last updated December 2014

 

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