Our Judges

Gillian Kaye Peebles is a highly respected artist whose successful career spans some forty-five years and has taken her all over the world.

One highlight was winning the People’s Choice and Silver Medal awards in the prestigious plein air Caterina de Medici Painting Awards in Florence, Italy. The winning artwork was purchased by the City’s mayor and added to the City’s famous City of Florence Art Collection.

Her senior accreditations are with the London Royal Academy of Arts and include The Judging of Visual Arts at International Level and Exhibition Procedures and Artistic Studies and is the only Australian to hold these qualifications.

In 2009 Gillian was nominated for Australian of the Year 2009 for her contribution to the Arts and brings years of personal experience and international success to her role of Plein Air Down Under’s Competition Judge.

Says Gillian “in addition to the usual perspective, composition, colour, tone and texture, I will be looking for plein air artwork that differentiates from studio work.  Skills in applied media, coverage, technical correctness, capturing weather influences and the ever moving ‘light of day’ and its shadows will also play an important role.”

Warwick Fuller will be one of Plein Air Down Under’s Judges as well as Feature Artist for 2019, conducting a two day plein air workshop on 26 and 27 September, and painting throughout the festival long weekend. 

Warwick is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW and has paintings hung in private, corporate and institutional collections in Australia and overseas.

An occasional art judge, adviser and teacher, he is represented in prominent galleries in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and London.  Warwick lives in Little Hartley, west of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, and we are very excited to have him join us for Mandurah’s inaugural outdoor painting festival.