I would like my painting to initiate a dialogue with the observer, to offer a subtle reminder of our fundamental task, a search for happiness. By painting a representation of a real object and achieving the illusion of reality, I wish to lead the viewer towards an emotional reaction that is soothing and inspiring.


Oil painting on canvas or on board


19 Caloundra street
Landsborough, QLD

Phone: +61457174596


More About Me

Born in Quebec, Canada. Living in Australia since 1990

Recent Solo
2018 Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2016 Lasting Impression Gallery, Kenilworth, Australia
2009 Gallery 2120, Brisbane, Australia
2008 Gadfly Gallery, Delkeith, Perth, Australia

Recent Group Exhibitions:
2018, Lethbridge prize, Brisbane
2018 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane, Australia
2015 Sunshine Coast environmental art award
2012 Mortimore Prize
2005 Whyalla Art Prize, South Australia
2002 Warwick Art Gallery Art Prize

2007 First prize, Best of show, The Black Snake Art Award, Queensland, Australia
2004 Commended, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize Brisbane, Australia
2003 Best Oil or Acrylic, Art Spectacular, Brisbane, Australia
1996 First prize, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize Brisbane, Australia

Art in Vogue, 100 Contemporary artists, Hardcover 256 pages, 2010
“Who is who of Australian Visual Artists”, 1995

Musée Louis-Hémon, Péribonka, Québec, Canada
Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane, Australia
Ehime Women’s College, Ehime, Japan
Maharaji Center, Amaroo, Queensland, Australia
Robina Hospital, Queensland , Australia, completion 30-1-2011

Artist Directories :
Art in Vogue, 100 Contemporary artists, Hardcover 256 pages, 2010
The Dictionary of Australian Artists Macquarie University, Australia
Index of Canadian Artists

Professional Experience
Conducting painting workshops locally, interstate and overseas since the 1980’s.
Director and artist tutor at Bienarte Art School
Guest judge for various art competition

More information about Marcel Desbiens can be found on her website,