Warwick Fuller Feature Artist

Warwick Fuller will be Plein Air Down Under’s 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.

Excerpt from Caterina Leone exhibition 2018 review.

“For me painting is an unfathomable process of the heart and I trust my intuition to lift me to where logic can’t go.”– Warwick Fuller

This “process of the heart” has lifted Warwick Fuller to a career high with seemingly unstoppable momentum. A full-time plein air painter for over 40 years, with more than sixty solo exhibitions and countless awards and accolades to his name, his work is in high demand, and from an uncommonly large and varied demographic. Among his supporters are His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, for whom he recently served as Official Tour Artist for the third time.  This tour began at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, then continued north, including Cairns and Arnhem Land, before finishing in Darwin.  Four paintings were acquired by the Royal couple, bringing the total of their collection to fourteen. The Northern Territory Government House also acquired one work painted on site.

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Two Day Oil Painting Workshop, with Warwick Fuller

This dynamic workshop has a maximum of 12, and is discounted for registered artists painting at the festival. The venue will be an outdoor location in Mandurah, to be advised closer to the date. 

To begin, Warwick will present an introduction to the attitude and philosophy of outdoor painting, followed by methods, materials and technical information.  After a demonstration by Warwick, it is time to paint!  He will drift between students, offering valuable one on one advice, suggestions and of course, encouragement.

Warwick suggests a good level of energy and experience in oils will help you get the most from these two days.

Materials List:

  • A good easel suitable for outdoor work (with pallet) eg. French Paint Box
  • 6 or more canvases from about 250mm x 300mm to about 450mm x 600 mm
  • A range of artists quality oil paint. The choice is not critical. E.g.
  • Cadmium Red
  • Permanent Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Viridian
  • Titanium White
  • A range of hog bristle flat. e.g. no’s. 4, 6, 8, 10., round bristle no. 0
  • Drawing book
  • Collapsible chair
  • Pure gum turps
  • Tissues (for cleaning)

Please note:  If you are arriving by plane, we can have some gum turps waiting for you. Travelling with this is prohibited.

Cover image: Jugiong by Warwick Fuller