KATE WAANDERS
A SOLO EXHIBITION

I am a self-taught artist who began painting in 2016 at the age of 51.
I live in Traralgon, Victoria, Australia.


Several trips overseas including visits to art galleries and museums renewed my interest in art, particularly still life. A still life painting by Henk Helmantel in Rembrandt house in Amsterdam stood out. To me it felt beautiful and alive.


 Since I started painting in 2016, my palette has broadened, and I like to choose the shortest path to reaching a desired colour.  I decided to put all my efforts towards learning to paint after many years of being creative via various other hand crafts. One way or another I have always had a need to create and indulge in colour, shape and texture.

 

I entered a few art shows, some with award winning outcomes, sold some paintings and was approached by art galleries.  In 2021 I decided to take extended leave from my job as a business manager and devote all my time to painting.

 

My painting style is realistic, focusing on still life. Sometimes there is some link or story that connects the objects or animals in my art.  Other times the connection or reason for their presence in my art is simply form, colour and texture.  I don’t feel that artwork necessarily must convey a deeper meaning.  Sometimes people see a story that is altogether different from mine, or they see a meaning in a painting that I had not even considered. I guess that is what makes it so much fun.  Occasionally I get feedback from clients that is straight from the heart: A painting that reminds them of an event in their life, that triggers a memory, a window into the past.  I believe that my painting journey has only just begun, and I look forward to further learn and improve my painting skills in years to come.

Ginger Jar with Camelia
Ginger Jar with Camelia

42 x 52cm Oil on Panel $1500

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Don't Count your Chickens
Don't Count your Chickens

80 x 105cm Oil on Linen $4500

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Haute Couture
Haute Couture

55 x 64cm Oil on Linen $2400

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Bush Medicine
Bush Medicine

79 x 106cm oil on Linen $4500

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Singer Sewing Machiine
Singer Sewing Machiine

64 x 79cm Oil on Linen $2400

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Red Sienna Pears
Red Sienna Pears

64 x 79cm Oil on Linen $2400

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Shaken Not Stirred
Shaken Not Stirred

55 x 80cm Oil on Linen $2400

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Sunbeam Mixmaster
Sunbeam Mixmaster

65 x 65cm Oil on Linen $2400

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The Cabbage Knife
The Cabbage Knife

64 x 125cm Oil on Aluminium Panel $4500

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The Chicken or the Egg
The Chicken or the Egg

64 x 79cm Oil on Linen $2400

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The Chicken or the Egg II
The Chicken or the Egg II

64 x 79cm Oil on Linen $2200

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Hens Party
Hens Party

79 x 106cm Oil on Linen $4500

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The Hare and the Tortoise
The Hare and the Tortoise

79 x 106cm Oil on Linen $4500

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What Bird is That?
What Bird is That?

90 x 98cm Oil on Linen $4500

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Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers

53 x 63cm Oil on Linen $2200

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Kate Waanders CV

 

Self taught artist

 

Tyers Arts Festival “Best in Oils” 2016

 

Yarram Rotary Art Show “Best in Show” 2017

 

Camberwell Art Show “Highly Commended”  2017

 

Warragul Rotary Art Show “Best in Show” 2019

 

Warragul Rotary Art Show “People’s Choice” 2019

 

Tyers Arts Festival “Best in Show” 2019

 

Contributed to the book “Still Life” by Amber Creswell Bell

 

2 group exhibitions at Without Pier 2019

 

Christmas Group Exhibition 2020 AK Bellinger Gallery

 

Still Life Group Exhibition at Michael Reid Northern Beaches 2022

 

Upcoming Beautiful Bizarre “Interconnected” Exhibition 2022