Wendy love me when I least deserve it ... that's when I need it most

Age: 58
Hometown: Maleny
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BiographyWendy van der Drift has worked as an artist for more than 30 years, concentrating mostly on figurative works of women & contemporary imagery. She works primarily in oils & acrylics, more recently delving into pastels & clay. Wendy has had numerous solo & group exhibitions, sold many paintings both privately & by commission for specific works. She is a superb colorist and her work is renowned for being emotive & full of rich expression. Has worked as a professional artist when the stars were aligned for some 20 years. Currently living and working on her farm near Maleny in South East Queensland.


2003 .... Solo Exhibition continues at Booroobin Gallery 1997/2003+: Solo Exhibition continues at WillowArts Gallery - work on high end graphic design and fine art in the willowArts Studio 1996 - Group Exhibition: Internationl Womens Week Festival 1996 - Group Exhibition: Tamborine Mtn Festival of Arts. - Founding Member Tamborine Mtn Artists Alliance, Committee Organiser of Festival of Art 1993 - Group Exhibition: "Women Only" held at University of Qld 1992 - Solo Exhibition: An exhibition of over 40 paintings held at "CafeEuropa". 1991 - Group Exhibition: McWirthers Art Space 1990 - Solo Exhibition: "Welcome to my World". - An exhibition of paintings and photographs spanning travels of 1989-90. 1992 to 94 - Griffith University: Full Time Student at Qld College of Art. Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts 1988 to 1992 - Solo Exhibitions of Works on permanent display at Gypsys & Portovino Restaurants 1989 - Commissions by Conrad Hilton, Jupiters Casino to paint watercolor of Casino Building. 1990 to 1991 - Traveled extensively throughout third world countries, photographing children & women - painting & writing. 1989 - Carl Fher School of Photography. 1987 to 1990 - Owner/Manager Gypsy's Restaurant. 1987 - Nikon school of photography 1980 to 1985 - Advertising, Promotions & Art Director "ANDALUCIA PARK" Gold Coast Tourist Attraction 1978 to 1980 - Fashion Designer / Freelance Artist 1978 - Queensland School of Film & Television: Pass with honours 1977 to 1978 - Queensland College of Art: Associate Diploma in Fashion Design 1976 to 1978 - Queensland College of Art: Associate Diploma in Commercial Design & Illustration 1974 - Wins Art Competition: First Prize, box of Oil Paints, and the rest is her story!

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saw you were online Wendy, hope you are safe from the fires...what a horrifying time y'all have been having in your country. Prayers headed your way. I look forward to seeing your work.

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Welcome to ART Paradise Wendy.


Hi, don't forget to email your friends about your new My Art Profile URL! Send them a link to your new page http://www.myartprofile.com/Wendy.


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Hi Wendy, Can I help? This is a Free Forum for people like us to communicate about our passion of Art in whatever form. We are free to promote our own websites & commissions to Art lovers around the world. This website does all the advertising so we don't have to. In addition the more contacts you make in the industry the more popular we become as Artists in turn more people will show an interest in our Public Exhibitions. Keep in touch with everyone! X