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For me the animal kingdom is the driving force behind my art as I love to delve into the diversity of animal life. My intention is to capture my subject’s character and expression, incorporating their humour, their majesty and wonder, and as a result, the painting then tells its own story.
Fiona Groom’s artistic career began in the early 2000’s after enrolling in a succession of educational opportunities which included Certificate II Visual Arts and Diploma of Visual Arts (Fine Arts) . Soon after those courses were completed she enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts with Curtin University which she finished in 2015 giving her a Fine Arts Degree. Since starting her painting profession Fiona has had the opportunity to exhibit her work in a variety of arts festivals and group exhibitions such as the International Nature in Art which saw her awarded a highly commended certificate, and she was also invited to exhibit her work in an International Art Exhibition at Gallera360 in Florence. . Fiona has exhibited her work throughout Queensland as well as Interstate and is currently represented by some local galleries. Her work is in private collections throughout the world, here in Australia as well as the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Europe and the US. Some recent publications have seen her work feature in Artist Palette Magazine and on the cover of Creative Artist magazine which included a 10 page spread of her work and a workshop showing her painting process. She was also featured in a coffee table book titled Amazing Australian Artists…Professionally Fiona’s activities have included several short term Artist residencies along with the position of Gallery Curator at Yandina Historic House a local gallery for the past 10 years. This has given her plenty of opportunity to work with other Artists, organize and present artwork and become involved in an assortment of local community events.
“My motivation to paint comes from a need to convey what I see, Animal Life and the natural world provide me with an unending source of ideas for my art and from this a chance to experiment and evolve as an Artist. “