Specialising in watrercolours



  Isla Patterson studied art in South Australia with Trevor Clare and watercolours with Ruth Tuck in the early 1970’s and spent three years in the USA where she continued her art studies, belonged to the International Art Society and held her first solo exhibition. Isla has lived in the ACT since 1979 and over this period has developed a reputation as an artist, known especially for her distinctive depictions of the local scene and, although proficient in most mediums, she prefers the delicacy of watercolours. She has exhibited in seventeen solo shows at the local galleries and in NSW during this period, has won many awards in Canberra and interstate and has painted numerous commissions including buildings such as the Canberra Times at Fyshwick, ACT. She has paintings in private and public collections throughout Australia and in many overseas countries. Included in these countries are the USA, France, Germany, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, Scotland and Ireland. Isla is represented in local and interstate galleries and belongs to the Artist Society of Canberra, is a signatory member of  the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the Art in Miniature Group, ACT. Reference “Who’s Who of Australia Visual Artists” Second Edition D. W. Thorpe.


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