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Elizabeth Michell Coburn

61 2 9960 5557
0410 516 560
Bldg 18, Headland Park, 1100A Middle Head Road
Mosman 2088

                      

 Having always been interested in art theory and practice, I went to art school to explore techniques and to improve my ability. My choice of medium was, and still is, painting because I like it, but I mainly concentrated on using pastel, pen, ink and charcoal. I also chose etching for its precision and drafting accuracy.

 

I have worked in the arts-related fields of teaching, graphic art, scenic artist for film, and as an illustrator for magazines, greeting cards, and children’s books. I have taught drawing and cartooning in evening colleges, TAFE, high school and privately. I have also worked in galleries and auction houses to understand the art marketplace. I return to the rudiments of my training with a better understanding of the art world and a keen desire to explore the basic elements of drawing and painting with a different perspective.

 

When I taught drawing I devised observational exercises using the still life in an attempt to enable students to perceive the object in a different way. Now I explore and build on these concepts in my own way.

 

I enjoy painting in the outdoors, en plein air, whenever I can and I paint in oils loosely to create an impression of nature and the moment.  This sometimes has the appearance of being like a watercolour, light and airy. Sometimes the work is complete in itself but sometimes I work on it further back in the studio or use the originals as studies for further investigation.

 

At the moment, painting is a private thing for me and it is difficult to consider myself as an exhibiting artist although I am adding to my body of work as much as I can. I choose my subject matter for my paintings from portraiture, still life, landscape and the figure. 

I do commissions and at the moment am working on a figure and portrait series.

 

ELIZABETH MICHELL COBURN

Bldg 18, Headland Park

1100A Middle Head Road

Mosman  NSW  2088

Phone: (02) 9960 5557  · Fax: (02) 9969 5509 · Mobile: 0410 516 560

email: click here to email elizabeth

 

Elizabeth Coburn was born in Sydney in 1957. After attending Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education from-1975 to 1979 and a further year of study at City Art Institute in 1983, gaining her Diploma of Art (Painting). She went on to further study at Sydney University in 1991, specialising in fine art.

 

Elizabeth has also travelled extensively and has a diverse range of professional experience to her credit. In 1980-81 she travelled to Japan, England, and Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland and Holland. In more recent times she has also lived in Prague, Czech Republic and made extensive trips around Australia.

 

After many years of painting at home, and working in and around the art world, and exhibiting in numerous group exhibitions, Elizabeth has been able to devote more time to her painting.  She exhibited at the Tamworth City Art Gallery in 2000 and 2002, and is an exhibiting member of Portrait Artists Australia, which was launched in 2002 at the ArtHouse Hotel. Since then she has been working towards an exhibition based on portraits and the human figure.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2006     Group Art Exhibition at Headland Park, Mosman

            Riverview Art Show, Saint Igantius' College, Lane Cove

               Queenwood Art Show, 'Vision III', Queenwood School for Girls, Mosman

2005     Tsunami Appeal ‘Art for Asia’, Art Auction, Caringbah

Queenwood Art Show, ‘Vision II’, Queenwood School for Girls, Mosman

Riverview Art Show, Saint Ignatius’ College, Lane Cove

‘The Midget Show’, Caddies Café, Lismore

St. Augustine’s College, ‘Art for Art’ Show, Brookvale

Glebe Art Show, Glebe

2004          PAA Annual Exhibition, ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney

Riverview Art Show, Saint Ignatius’ College, Lane Cove

Queenwood Art Show, ‘Vision I’, Queenwood School for Girls, Mosman

‘The Midget Show’, Caddies Café, Lismore

Glebe Art Show, Glebe

2003          ‘Harmonic Visions II’, Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

PAA Inaugural Exhibition, ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney

PAA Annual Fundraising Exhibition for Legacy, ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney

2002     Portrait Artists Australia Launch, ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney

2001     Alumni 2001 Prize, COFA Kudos Gallery, Paddington

‘Harmonic Visions I’, Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

1999     Sir Hermann Black Gallery, ‘Tile Exhibition’, Sydney University

Mosman Region Art Gallery, ‘Artists of Mosman’ Exhibition, Mosman

1998       North Sydney Art Prize

1997          City of Sydney, ‘Festival of Fools’ Exhibition, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney

Mosman Art Prize

1988          North Sydney Contemporary Gallery, Waverton

1986          NB Gallery, Waverton

1984          Barbizon Gallery, Mosman

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

1993          Prague Post weekly newspaper, Prague, Czech Republic

1991     Golf Magazine, Sydney

            Nature Magazine, Sydney

1990          Australian Penthouse, Sydney

Tennis Magazine, Melbourne

1989     Advertising posters, brochures and business cards

 

ARTIST

 

1984-2005              Group Exhibitions

Tsunami Appeal ‘Art for Asia’, Art Auction, Caringbah

Queenwood Art Show, Queenwood School for Girls, Mosman

Riverview Art Show, Saint Ignatius’ College, Brookvale

Saint Augustine’s College, Brookvale

2004                        PAA Annual Exhibition, ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney

Riverview Art Show, Saint Ignatius’ College, Lane Cove

Queenwood Art Show, Queenwood School for Girls, Mosman

2003                        Harmonic Visions II, Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

PAA Inaugural Exhibition, ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney

PAA Annual Fundraising Exhibition for Legacy, ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney

2002                        Portrait Artists Australia Launch (PAA), ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney

2001                        Alumni 2001 Prize, COFA Kudos Gallery, Paddington

Harmonic Visions I & II Exhibitions, Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth

1999                        Tile Exhibition, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney University

Mosman Region Art Gallery

1998                        North Sydney Art Prize

1997                        City of Sydney ‘Festival of Fools’ Exhibition, Sydney Town Hall

Mosman Art Prize

1988                        North Sydney Contemporary Gallery, Waverton

1986                        NB Gallery, Waverton

1984                        Barbizon Gallery, Mosman

 

2000-2001                                Studio Assistant

to John Coburn, Artist

 

1989-1997                Freelance Illustrator

Cards supplied to Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Barnardo’s Australia

Prague Post weekly newspaper, Prague, Czech Republic

Golf Magazine, Sydney

Nature & Health Magazine, Sydney

Australian Penthouse

Tennis Magazine, Melbourne

Clarins/Trimex, Waterloo

 

1997                        Costume Designer

Designed and made costumes for ‘Praga Caput Regni’

a play on Prague directed by Katarina Ivak, performed at Bondi Pavilion

 

1984-1986                Scenic Artist

Jen-Diki Films, Adelaide

Ensemble Theatre Studios

 

1984-1986                Graphic Artist

Direct Personnel, North Sydney

Mockridge Bulmer, Artarmon

Homes Pictorial, Surry Hills

 

TEACHER/LECTURER

 

1995                        Information Officer & Teacher/Lecturer

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

 

1983-1994                Art & English Teacher

Intensive English Centre, Chatswood

                                Obchodní Akadamie, Prague, Czech Republic

                                Mackellar Girls High School, Manly Vale

                                Centre for Cartooning & Animation, Ultimo

                                North Sydney Leisure Centre

The Cottage, Mosman

Messerli Arts Studio, WEA of NSW, Sydney

                                Woollahra-Waverley Arts Centre

Artist: Elizabeth Michell Coburn
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Date: 01 May 2006 - 01 Sep 2006

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