Oil painting of children at pl
Richard Chamerski was born in England in 1951, and derives his artistic lineage from the great artists of the Heidelberg School. Having always enjoyed painting and drawing, he studied commercial art and worked in advertising for a number of years before taking up painting on a full time basis in 1978.
His paintings are traditional impressionistic landscapes and seascapes which often feature young children and romantic figures from an era long since past in the style of the Heidelberg painters. The Heidelberg painters were disciples of natural vision and within this sphere their landscapes, portraits and subject paintings reflected their truth to observation aim. They caught fleeting impressions as accurately as they could. Their style has become Australia’s favourite and nothing before or since has evoked such response from the Australian people.
His exhibitions include many successful group exhibitions at prestigious Fine Art Galleries.
His work was also included in the “9 x 5 and Beyond” exhibition held at the McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin in June 1984.
In 2001 was commissioned to paint 10 panels depicting life around the Macedon Ranges.
His work is represented in many collections throughout Australia, including the Ledger Collection, Benalla Regional Gallery, Victoria. Overseas his work is represented in many notable collections.
Traditional landscape painting in Australia has been carried on enthusiastically to the present day. In recent years the Impressionist style of Richard Chamerski has earned him great praise and numerous prestigious prizes.
Richard conducted a painting workshop at The National Gallery of Victoria to coincide with the Charles Conder Exhibition, 2003. Also conducted weekend workshops to coincide with the Impressionists Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2004. In 2007 he again conducted workshops at the National Gallery of Victoria to coincide with a major Australian Impressionists Exhibition.