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Leanne Halls

a realist painter represented by Colville Gallery.


Leanne is a realist painter (not abstract) but she attempts to bring the feel of the scene through to her viewers. Her artwork is characterized by expressive brushstrokes, emotive colour schemes and lyrical compositions.



2011 Diploma in Fine Arts, Julian Ashton School of Art, Sydney
Stavros Papantoniou: watercolour and oils
Ben Smith: portraiture
Sam Wade: figurative drawing
Chris Browne: figurative drawing
Frank Giacco: portrait drawing
2005-2008 Traditional Japanese painting, Suiboko (Sumie) and Nihonga, Kitagawa Ryufu
Colley Wilson, impressionist oil painting workshop
Daniel Hutchings, oil glazing technique workshop

2013 Leanne Halls, Meadow Bank Estate, Tasmania
2012 Picasso, Margaret Olley and CAST exhibition Art Society of Tasmania
Clarence Open Art Exhibition Hobart, Section Winner
2011 End of Year Exhibition Julian Ashton School of Art, Sydney
2011 Spring Exhibition Mosman Art Society, Sydney
2011 Changeable Art Space North Sydney
2010 – 2011 9” x 5“Autumn Mosman Art Society, Sydney
2010 Randwick City Council International Women’s day exhibition, Sydney
2010 End of year exhibition, North Sydney Art College
2009-2010 Maroubra Village Green Art Group Exhibition Sydney
2009 End of Year Exhibition Waverly Woollahra Art School, Sydney

2015 Lloyd Rees Art Prize, People Choice
2012 Material Girl Art Prize Finalist
Bream Creek Show, Art, Best in Show Watercolour and oils, Winner
Clarence Open Art Exhibition Section Winner
2011 David Wilson Drawing Prize Winner
2011 Australian Artist Magazine Competition Flowers and Gardens, Finalist
2009 Australian Artist Magazine Competition Flowers and Gardens, Finalist
2009 Waverly Art Prize Finalist

Japan, USA and Australia, Brisbane

July 2012 C.Selby On Face Value The Mercury p.22
Nov 2010 The illusive goal of painting perfection, Australian Artist magazine

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Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Colville Gallery


91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

specializing in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.