Artist Cathy van Ee

Professional Profile

  • Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Tutor & Mentor
  • Writer
  • Art Judge
  • Gallery Manager and Curator

Over 5 years managing and curating art exhibitions for the Walker Street Gallery – Victorian Regional Art Gallery

  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Design Manager and Art Director – for Penguin Books Australia and Australian “Philatelic” Stamp Design.

Over the 13 years in these roles, I loved collaborating and coordinating creative projects with the most talented and creative artists and writers throughout Australia. Currently still working on collaborations with high profile artists!

  • Graphic Designer

Education

1986      Degree ‘Bachelor of Arts’, Swinburne University of Technology, Art & Design
1986-8   Life Drawing, Swinburne University of Technology
1989-93 Pastel Painting, Lyn Mellady Studio
1990-2   Portraiture, Fiona Bilborough Studio
1993-4   Life Drawing, Peninsula Arts Society Studio
1998-9   Life Portraiture, Victorian Artists Society
2003-19 Life Drawing/Life Portrait Painting Peninsula Arts Society Studio
2009      Certificate 4 Training and Assessment, Chisholm Institute
2014      Painting, David Chen Studio, Balwyn North
2015      Painting, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Arizona with David Leffel & Sherrie McGraw
2021     Ongoing plein air and portrait life painting art practice

Acknowledgements

2018-20  Conducting painting workshops in Tuscany, Italy (the 2020 trip to Venice and Bay of Poets, Italy cancelled due to Covid)
2015-19  Ambassador Artist for the Mornington Art Show
2015       First artist to be commissioned to demonstrate portraiture from a live model at the Camberwell Art show, to the public
2015       Certificate of appreciation, People painting People Victorian Art Society
2009       Commissioned to paint ‘A Gathering of Greats – 150 years of football in Castlemaine. On public display at the Market building in Castlemaine

Awards and Finalist in

2021     Finalist Alice Bale Painting Art Prize
2021     Highly Commended Mornington Art Show
2021     Commended Mornington Art Show
2020     Presidents Award, Pastel Society of Victoria
2018     Finalist Inaugural Collie Art Prize W.A.
2018     Winner, Art Show Chelsea
2017     Highly Commended, The Pastel Society of Victoria
2017     Highly Commended, Best Pastel Mornington Art Show
2017     Commended, Rotary Annual Art Show
2016     Highly Commended Best Pastel, Mornington Art Show
2016     Highly Commended Landscape, Pastel Society of Victoria
2015     Winner Best Oil in Show, Mornington Art Exhibition,
2015     Highly Commended Photography, Rotary Club of Langwarrin
2015     Highly Commended, Portrait Yakkerboo Festival Art Show
2014     Special Mention – Story and Painting AGRA President’s Challenge
2014     Finalist A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship, Alice Bale Art Prize
2012     Commended Portrait/Figurative Berwick Artfest,
2012     Bronze Prize Portraiture Category 36th Yakkerboo Festival Art Show
2010     Winner, Urban Scene 34th Yakkerboo Festival Art Show
2010     Commended, Figure 34th Yakkerboo Festival Art Show
2010     Finalist Favourite Subjects. Prize a 10 – page article in Australian Artist Magazine
1992     Winner, Best Designed Book of the Year. Australian Book Publishers Association (ABPA),
1992     Winner, Best Designed Illustrated Children’s Book. Australian Book Publishers Association (ABPA),
1991     Shortlisted, Best Illustrated Children’s Book Australian Book Publishers Association (ABPA)
1991     Highly Commended, Best Designed Children’s Book of the Year. Australian Book Publishers Association (ABPA),

Solo Exhibitions

2018     Traditional Portraiture, Peninsula Art Society
2015     Insight, Kingston Art Centre, Moorabbin
2012     Painted Memories, St Nicholas, Gallery & Events, Mordialloc
2005     Reflections in Colour, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong
2001     Postmark, Gallery 101, Melbourne.
2000     Traditional Portraiture, Van Ee Gallery, Richmond

Group Exhibitions

2021     Alice Bale Painting Art Prize
2021     Mornington Art Exhibition
2020     Pastel Society of Victoria
2020     Mornington Art Exhibition
2019     Pastel Society of Victoria
2019     Mornington Art Exhibition
2019     Pastel Society of Victoria
2018     Alice Bale Scholarship Art Prize
2018     Camberwell Art Show
2018     Art Show Chelsea
2018     Collie Art Prize W.A.
2018     Mornington Art Exhibition
2018     Pastel Society of Victoria
2017     Camberwell Art Show
2017     Art Show Chelsea
2016     Mornington Art Show
2016     Pastel Society of Victoria
2016     Camberwell Art Show
2016     Yakkerboo Festival Art Show
2016     AGRA Australian Guild of Realist Artist – Drawing
2016     St Kevin’s Art Show
2015     Mornington Art Exhibition
2015     Rotary Art Show – Langwarrin
2015     Art Show – Box Hill Town Hall
2015     Camberwell Art Show
2015     The Pastel Society of Victoria
2015     Yakkerboo Festival Art Show
2014     Mornington Art Exhibition
2014     AGRA Australian Guild of Realist Artist – President’s Challenge
2014     Camberwell Art Show
2014     Alice Bale Scholarship Award
2014     50th Art Show – Box Hill Town Hall
2014     Brialyn Boathouse Fine Art Gallery
2013     Spring Art Show, Peninsula Art Society
2013     Mornington Art Exhibition
2013     AGRA – Australian Guild of Realist Artist
2012     Berwick Artfest Exhibition
2012     36th Yakkerboo Festival Art Show
2012     Mornington Art Show
2010     Australian Artist Magazine
1999     Artback Exhibition
1998     Artback Exhibition
1998     Victorian Artists Society Galleries
1993     Alice Bale Art Award Exhibition
1992     Brialyn Group Exhibition

Corporate and Private Collections

Private Collections
Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, England, Ireland, Canada, and Belgium.

Public Collection
2018     Holt Armistice 100 years
2009     Sir Neville Marriner – London
2001     Headmaster Portrait – Geoffry G Ryan, PRINCIPAL, Westbourne Grammar
2003     Headmaster Portrait – Mrs Gillian M. Eadie, PRINCIPAL Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington NZ
2003     Historic Football Grandstand – Frankston
2009     ‘A Gathering of Greats’- 150 Years of Football in Castlemaine’, Market Building Castlemaine
2011     Headmaster Portrait – Stuart N Johnston, PRINCIPAL, The Peninsula School

Live painting demonstrations conducted for:

2021     Camberwell Art show – Landscape (Coming)
2021     McClelland Guild of Artists – Portrait (Coming)
2021     PSVA – Pastel Society of Victoria – Landscape
2020     PSVA – Pastel Society of Victoria – Critique Session to members on Zoom
2019     Berwick Art Society – Portrait
2019     Camberwell Art Show – Landscape
2019     Kilmore Art Society – Portrait
2019     McClelland Guild of Artists – Portrait
2019     Mornington Art Show – Landscape
2019     Oz Art Gallery – Landscape
2019     PSVA – Pastel Society of Victoria – Portrait
2018     Oz Art Gallery – Landscape
2018     Camberwell Art Show – Portrait
2018     Mornington Art Show – Landscape
2018     PSVA – Pastel Society of Victoria – Portrait
2017     Berwick Art Society – Landscape
2017     Camberwell Art Show – Landscape
2017     Mornington Art Show – Landscape
2017     Oz Art Gallery – Landscape
2017     Peninsula Art Society – Portrait
2017     Ringwood Art Society – Portrait
2017     Oz Art Gallery – 2nd Landscape
2016     Brialyn Boat House Gallery of Fine Art – Portrait
2016     Camberwell Art Show – Portrait from Life
2016     McClelland Guild of Artists – Still Life
2016     Mornington Art Show – Portrait
2016     PSVA – Pastel Society of Victoria – Portrait from Life
2015     AGRA Australian Guild of Realist Artist – Portrait
2015     Berwick Art Society – Still Life
2015     Brialyn Boat House Gallery of Fine Art – Portrait
2015     Box Hill Art Show – Portrait
2015     Camberwell Art Show – Portrait from Life
2015     McClelland Guild of Artists – Portrait
2015     Mornington Art Show – Landscape
2015     PSVA – Pastel Society of Victoria – Portrait
2015     Victorian Arts Society – 2 x Portraits from Life
2014     Berwick Art Society – Portrait
2014     Brialyn Boat House Gallery of Fine Art – Portrait
2014     Box Hill Art Show – Portrait
2014     Peninsula Art Society – Landscape
2014     PSVA – Pastel Society of Victoria – Landscape
2013     McClelland Guild of Artists – Portrait
2013     Peninsula Art Society – Landscape
2013     St Nicholas Gallery – Portrait

PUBLICATIONS

2021     Cathy van Ee, The Art of Creating Consciously (my first book published soon)
2021     Sue Rochford, Feature article, Vic Pastel-Newsletter of the Pastel Society of VictoriaVicPastel, April/May, p.10
2019     Cathy van Ee, Australian Artist Feature Article, Finding the likeness in your portraits, Vol 421, July issue, p.28 – 37
2019     Palette News McClelland Guild of Artists, Cover + Pastel Portrait Demonstration, Vol 37 Issue 3 May/June edition, p.6
2019     Palette News McClelland Guild of Artists , A master in pastel portraiture, Vol 37 Issue 4 July/August edition, p.4
2019     Western Port News, Artist feature and judge at show, January 16, p.5
2018     Special Feature, Provenance Artists Inc. January issue, Australian Artist
2018     Cathy van Ee, VicPastel, Cover + Design, Shapes and Rhythms, June/July edition, P.3
2018     Mornington Leader, Friends, family, neighbours star in artwork, December 18, p.3
2018     ‘Lest We Forget’ The Holt Centenary of the Armistice: Fine Art Exhibition, When everything stopped, p.6
2018     Australian Artist Feature Article, Cover + The Armistice 100 Year Fine Art Exhibition, Vol 415, January p.22
2016     VicPastel, Cathy van Ee’s portrait demonstration, April/May edition p.6
2016     VicPastel, Development of a pastel landscape, June/July edition, p.13
2016     Lyn Leine, VicPastel, You never stop growing in art, August/September edition, p.12
2016     VicPastel, October/November edition, p.16
2016     Australian Artist Magazine, Exhibition Demonstration: Cathy van Ee, Vol 389 November edition, p.68
2016     Palette News, McClelland Guild of Artists, Cover + Still Life in Pastels, Volume 34 Issue 5, September/October edition p.7
2015     Kath McCann, Cathy van Ee in Scottsdale, AGRA HUES The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, No.207 April-May p.12
2015     Cathy van Ee, The benefits of having a go, Australian Artist Magazine No.373 July p58
2015     Peninsula Art Society Studio News, Portraiture – a popular win, August Cover p.1
2015     Alex Munro, An evening with Cathy van Ee, Peninsula Art Society Studio News, April, p.4
2015     Cover Illustration, VicPastel, February/March
2015     Cathy van Ee’s demonstration in pictures, VicPastel, June/July p.10
2015     Mornington News, February edition p.15
2014     ‘Day of Demos’, The Peninsula Arts Society Studio News, June p.1
2014     ‘Art demonstration for Box Hill students’, RC Box Hill Bulletin – Vol 59 No 5
2014     Anne Taylor, ‘An excellent lesson on pastel painting’, Vic Pastel-Newsletter of the Pastel Society of Victoria, August-September, p.8
2014     VicPastel, October/November, back cover
2014     Kathleen Munro, Cathy van Ee and Pamela Pretty, Pastels, The Peninsula Arts Society Studio News, June Cover
2014     Sally Heppleston, Students learn art from a master, Box Hill Leader, p.13
2014     Anne Taylor, An excellent lesson on pastel painting, VicPastel, August/September, p.8
2012     Arty News St Nic’s, Mordialloc Chelsea Leader, 22 August, p.13
2012     Stuart N Johnston, From the Principal, Peninsula Profile, p.3
2011     ‘Central Australian Landscape’, The Peninsula Arts Society Studio News, June, p.7
2010     Cathy van Ee, Back to basics for better portrait studies, Cover & Feature article, Australian Artist Magazine, November Edition, p.40 – 49
2010     Peninsula Arts Society Studio News, Cathy van Ee Demonstration, November Issue, p.8
2009     My Week, The Sunday Age, 11 January, p.17
2009     ‘Castlemaine takes art in proud history’, The Weekly Times-Castlemaine, June p.67
2009     Luke West, ‘Castlemaine honours 25 of its greatest players’, The Advertiser- Castlemaine, June, p.87
2008     Australian Artist, Finalist, My partner Alan, p.17
2006     ‘Noble winners worthy of 50th birthday community art awards’, Star-Noble Park, June 7
2006     Andrea Kellett, Fifty years of fantastic photos, The Leader, 30 January p.5
2006     Marg Stork, Loving willow history, Journal, May 15 p.21
2005     Marg Stork, ‘Gallery draws talent’, Fairfax Community Newspapers-Dandenong, April p.6
2005     Marg Stork, ‘Colourful look at artist’s reflections’ Fairfax Community Newspapers-Dandenong, September
2005     ‘Reflections on art’ The Dandenong Independent, October, p.7 – 8
2005     Melinda Marshall, ‘New image emerges’, The Leader-Dandenong, October
2001     Herald Sun, Profile, Money Section 2, 15 January, p.30
2001     Alison Barclay, ‘First past the post’, Herald Sun, Arts & Entertainment, 9 June, p.113
2001     Rowena Stretton, In The Loop, Melbourne Weekly Magazine, June 24-30, p.6
2001     Jeff Makin, review – Choice Views, The Herald Sun, 29 March
2001     Clark Forbes, Inside Story. Herald Sun Home Magazine, January 27 p.27
2001     101 Collins, quarterly volume 4 No.1, p.7
2000     Zelda Cawthorne, ‘Portraitist leaves her stamp’, The Australian, The Arts, 1 December, p.38
1998     Australian Post Design Team, Design Graphics, issue 41
1996     Geoffrey Dutton, A Rare Bird: Penguin Books in Australia 1946-96, Penguin Books Australia
1994     Feature article, Hues; The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, no.82
1983     Design Education Survey, Swinburne Institute, Design World, no.3

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