Yvette Hugill — copy

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Yvette studied Graphic Design through TAFE, Sydney NSW. She worked as a book designer for the Paul Hamlyn Group, before moving to Gunnedah in North Western NSW. Between 1989-91, she studied painting and drawing through the Tamworth campus of TAFE, attaining distinctions in each subject. Pastels, oils and coloured pencils are the media of choice. She is inspired by the local environment and her pastel paintings are distinguished by muted skies and soft grasses.

Her still life compositions are uncluttered, with strong lines, shape and colour.Yvette is a member of the Pastel Society of Australia and the Australian Coloured Pencil Artists. Her work is represented in private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan. She has had an article published in The Australian Artist magazine in April 2004 titled ‘The Delicate Beauty of the Linear Stroke’. She has recently relocated to Wingham, in the Manning Valley NSW.

Like most practising artists, it is our life and we all feel the need to paint, draw or create. My mother, paternal Aunt and paternal Great Uncle all painted and I feel fortunate to have the same interest. I’m in the studio most days, especially when working towards an exhibition and enjoy the challenge of a deadline. It certainly makes me more productive!

Whilst I enjoy most media, pastels are what has the greatest appeal. Landscapes are my preferred subject and living on the Mid North Coast in the Manning Valley, NSW, there are lots of beautiful areas to paint. Having lived for many years in Gunnedah, I’m still drawn to the wide open plains with their wonderful grasses, a favourite subject!

I still use my graphics background in creating the monthly newsletter for the Taree Art Society and a tri-yearly newsletter for the Manning Regional Art Gallery-keeps my hand in.  I’ve done two calendars over the last couple of years and recommend it to all artists, it’s very beneficial in promoting your work.

    • 2018 Studio Spaces of the Mid North Coast – Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW
    • 2017 Manning Art Prize ‘Naked & Nude’ Finalist, Manning Regional Art Gallery – Taree
    • 2017 Complementary, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
    • 2016 Paint & Clay II Hallidays Point Gallery
    • 2016 Tamworth Scenes to Colour – Book Launch, Weswal Gallery,Tamworth
    • 2016 Confluence – Manning Regional Art Gallery
    • 2016 Northern Exposure 4– Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie
    • 2016 Quartets, Bean Bar Café – Taree
    • 2015 Sensory, Gloucester Gallery
    • 2015 Duets, Bean Bar Café – Taree
    • 2014 About Time Weswal Gallery, Tamworth – Solo
    • 2014 Northwest Artists, Work of Art Gallery, Gunnedah NSW – Group
    • 2014 Eclectic Hallidays Point Library NSW – Solo
    • 2012 Less is More,Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW – Group Exhibition
    • 2012 Paint and Clay,Gunnedah Creative Arts Gallery NSW – Joint
    • 2012 Northern Exposure II, Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie NSW
    • 2012 Making Changes, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree – Solo
    • 2012 Wildcard Exhibition,Manning Regional Gallery, Taree NSW
    • 2011 Finalist – Essential Energy Countryscapes Art Prize, BathurstRegional Art Gallery
    • 2011 Finalist – Manning Art Prize, Taree NSW
    • 2010 Finalist – Country Energy Countryscapes Art Prize, GlasshouseGallery Port Macquarie
    • 2009 Crossing New England,Armidale Gallery NSW
    • 2009 FinalistManning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery
    • 2009 Finalist – Muswellbrook Open Art Prize NSW
    • 2009 Less Is More,Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW
    • 2008 Moments, Armidale Art Gallery NSW – Group
    • 2007Less Is More, Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW
    • 2007 Finalist – Manning Art Prize, Finalist, Taree NSW
    • 2007 Lasting Impressions, Narrabri NSW – Solo
    • 2006 CreARTive,Coonabarabran NSW – Group
    • 2006 Continuations, Narrabri Antiques & Art NSW – Group
    • 2006 Eclectic Exhibition, Narrabri Antiques & Art NSW – Group
    • 2005 Gunnedah, Weswal Art Gallery Tamworth NSW – Group
    • 2005 Pastel Paint Pencil, Gunnedah Creative Arts Gallery NSW – Solo
  • Champion Painting at ‘Frost Over Barraba’ – 2005
  • Northern Daily Leader Art Reserve Champion Painting – 2006
  • Champion Painting – Gunnedah Annual Art Exhibition – 2006
  • Winner – Gunnebald Portrait Prize – 2006
  • Finalist, Manning Art Prize – Taree 2007
  • Finalist, Muswellbrook Open Art Prize – 2008
  • Winner – Gunnebald Portrait prize – 2008
  • Award for Excellence, Manning Art Prize – Taree 2009
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