Mabs Vandenberg

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 Mabs became interested in art from a very early age, from as soon as she could hold a pencil, impressing teachers with her portraits, done of them.  This progressed through high school.

A troubled early marriage saw her turn to art as an escape.
Remarrying, and after her third child started school, Mabs began a 4-year Associate Diploma through Wollongong TAFE.  Majoring in painting, her husband Paul bought her a box of pastels and
she was hooked.  So began a love affair with the medium that continues to today.

Mabs moved to the Sunshine Coast, joining Seaview Gallery in 1994 as an exhibiting member. Working alongside other pastellists she was introduced to the Pastel Society of Australia in 1996 going on to become a Master Pastellist very soon afterward.
Hervey Bay is home now and Mabs continues to paint and be inspired from this regional coastal area, while participating in shows and furthering her arts career.


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