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Laurie Astill

Oil Painting.

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Laurie has immersed himself in a wide variety of art mediums over the years including watercolor, acrylic and oil paints, pastel, pencil, sculpture and pottery. His love and talent for art began when he was young where he won the Brisbane Regional Art Award both in primary and secondary school. His interest in art then continued and flourished when he both attended and later hosted art classes and workshops throughout his life.

Laurie has continued to learn different art styles, mediums and ways of capturing emotion, light and tonal values, particularly in painting which has been his primary focus and direction. His inspiration often stems from his local and overseas travels, photographs, and moments in his personal life. Laurie has enjoyed bringing the canvas to life as if you are there, in the moment or scene.

Laurie has proudly had many artistic achievements throughout his life and in recent years since moving to Stanthorpe has enjoyed the challenge and pleasure of doing murals for his local community, and having his own art exhibitions.

He was selected for the Stanthorpe Art Prize in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and won the Margaret Burton Memorial Award in 2016.