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Marlene Millard's Gallery

Marlene Millard

Marlene Millard - 'Marlsart'
“You may take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl”!

"This is descriptive of why I paint and draw the subjects that I do. I'm a farmer's daughter and my paintings are reflective of my background of growing up on the land. My love of horses has been life long and I began drawing horses as a young girl; over and over and over again!

I like my art to tell a story. Sometimes the story is about good working dogs and how they manage the cattle or a dusty cattle drive and sometimes it's the tranquility of a windmill beside a dam or the majesty of a bottle tree on the hill. Sometimes it's about our native flora or fauna. I appreciate all of these."

Marlene was born in rural Victoria and now lives near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Mostly self taught throughout childhood and adolescence; a rural high school education meant limited Art class opportunities and Marlene was in fact the only Year 12 Art student at Derrinallum High School in 1979, so the theory was by correspondence.

As an adult relocating often for her husbands career and with three children, Marlene studied her Diploma in Complete Commercial Art & Graphic Design with Stotts Correspondence College. All the while being involved in local art groups and learning from various Art Workshops to expand her knowledge and skills.

But no amount of lessons or books can replace practice, practice and more practice. When asked often "How long did that take to paint" the answer is "A lifetime!... Of practice, experimentation, failures, learning from the failures, frustration, disappointment and sometimes great satisfaction."

Marlene is also a true believer that an integral part of development for an artist, is to always be challenged so you can continue to improve your skills. Working in various media, Marlene loves the different challenges of Pastel, Graphite, Colour Pencil, Charcoal, Acrylic and Oil. Experience over many years has instilled the importance of always using Artist Quality products and Marlene's work is framed to an archival standard by an internationally
accredited picture framer.

Marlene has won various awards, written a demonstration article published in the Australian Artist Magazine and exhibited solely and with groups.  Currently
Marlene produces paintings for commissions, exhibitions and competitions; along with teaching drawing and pastels.



Awards and Recognition

2019   
Special Merit Certificate - Animals Art Competition - Light Space Time Online Art Gallery

2018   
Honourable Mention - Animals Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2017
Winner - Pastel Society of Australia Inc. - General Members Online Competition
Merit Award - Other Medium Section - Blackwater Annual Art Competition, Blackwater, Qld.
Merit Award - Oil & Acrylic Section - Blackwater Annual Art Competition, Blackwater, Qld.
Special Merit - All Women Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2016
Second Prize - Pastel Society of Australia Inc. General Members Online Competition
Second Prize - Pastel Society of Australia Inc. General Members Country Online Competition
Special Merit - Seasons Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Special Recognition - Botanicals Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Special Recognition - Landscapes Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Special Recognition - All Women Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2015
Special Recognition - Aniamals Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2013
Highly Commended – Traditional Section – Blackall Heartland Festival Art Exhibition, Qld.
Highly Commended – Landscape Section – Blackall Heartland Festival Art Exhibition, Qld.

2012
Second Prize – Pastel & Drawing Award – Blackall Heartland Festival Art Exhibition, Qld.

2011
Second Prize – Open Portrait Award – Blackall Heartland Festival Art Exhibition, Qld.

2010
Winner - Peoples Choice Award - Royal Qld. Art Society- Rockhampton Branch Inc. Exhibition.
Winner – Pastel Society of Australia Inc. – Country & Interstate Members Competition

2009
Commended -Open Section - Capricorn Coast Art Festival, Yeppoon, Qld.
Winner - Mixed Media Section - Blackwater Annual Art Competition, Blackwater, Qld.
Highly Commended - Pastel Section - Blackwater Annual Art Competition, Blackwater, Qld.
Winner - Peoples Choice Award - Royal Qld. Art Society- Rockhampton Branch Exhibition.
Winner – Pastel Society of Australia Inc. – Country & Interstate Members Competition

2008
Highly Commended - Flora & Fauna Section - Capricorn Coast Art Festival, Yeppoon, Qld.

Exhibitions

2019 - Solo Exhibition  "Marlsart - The Art Of Marlene Millard" - Rockhampton, Qld.
2017 - Joint Exhibition "Pigments In The Genes" - Aireys Inlet, Victoria.
2015 -Exhibit for ‘Beef Australia’ at Mi Art Gallery, Rockhampton, Qld. Australia.
2009 -Solo Exhibition “Not Just Animals!’ – Rockhampton, Qld. Australia.
2007/12 -Continual display of Artwork at the Pilbeam Theatre – Rockhampton, Qld. Australia.
2006 -Joint Exhibition “Two Artists One Vision” - Rockhampton, Qld. Australia.
2000 -Solo Exhibition “Reflections & Memories” – Newman, Western Australia.
1997 -Joint Exhibitor - “Coloured In Paper & Clay” Exhibition - Mackay, Qld. Australia. -Joint Exhibitor - “From the Coalfields to the Coast” Exhibition - Mackay, Qld. Australia. -Joint Exhibitor - “From the Coalfields to the Coast” Exhibition - Dysart, Qld. Australia.

Exhibiting Galleries

Buy Art Now.    www.buyartnow.com.au
Gallery 631. www.arthousehq.com/gallery-631/
Pastel Society of Australia Inc.      www.ozpastels.com
Flying Arts Alliance Inc.   www.flyingarts.org.au
Outback Creative.   www.outbackcreative.com.au

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