ABOUT JOSHUA MCPHERSON

 

b. Sydney, Australia 1977

Began formal art training at Australia's oldest fine art school, The Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney's historic Rocks area.

Inspired by the desire to undertake further specialized studies in the principles of realist classical drawing and painting, completed Diploma of Fine Arts at The Florence Academy of Art, Italy in 2008. The Florence Academy considered to be amongst the World's top art schools for traditional realism and figurative art.

Full time practicing artist offering classes in the classical realist tradition in a natural light studio space in the inner city beautiful Sydney suburb of Paddington.

Welcomes contact to discuss work commissions, tuition and private studio tours.

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Selected Group Exhibitions & Awards

2007      Corsini Stables, 'Florence Academy Alumni Exhibition', Florence,
WH Patterson Gallery, London, England

2009

 

Corsini Stables, 'Florence Academy Alumni Exhibition', Florence, Italy

2010

 

Corsini Stables, 'Florence Academy Alumni Exhibition', Florence Italy
Winner - A M E Bale Travelling Scholarship, Melbourne

 2012

 

Finalist - EMSLA Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour

 2013

 

Finalist -

Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney

Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Montsalvat

Archibald Prize, Sydney

 

2014

 

Finalist -

Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize, Bega (Awarded Packers Prize)

Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney

2015

 

Finalist Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney

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Teaching

1999-2000      'Fundamentals of Life Drawing', Julian Ashton Art School
2007-2009   'Cast & Figure Drawing', Florence Academy of Art
Current   Portraiture & Figure Painting, Waverley Woollahra Art School

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