Benson, Terry

EDUCATION

Terry began formal training in drawing and oil painting in 1979 when he joined The Julian Ashton Art School for three and a half years as a part time student.

He then attended The East Sydney Technical College for one year  as a part time student.

In 1989 he began studying with Graeme Inson,  who painted in the “Meldrum” tradition of tonal painting.

TEACHING

Since Graeme Inson’s death in 2000,  he now  tutors  one day per week at the Graeme Inson School

SELECTED EXHIBITONS

2002, 2003 , 2004, 2010   Camberwell Rotary Art Exhibition in Melbourne.

2003    “Commended” award in The city of Ryde  Art Society annual Exhibition

2005     Finalist and “commended” award in the inaugural Berkelouw Portrait Prize

2005     “Highly Commended”  award in The Drummoyne Art Society Exhibition

2006      Winner –  Maroubra Art Show

2007      Finalist in The Lexus Mortimore for Portaiture and Still Life exhibition.

2008     First Prize –  Flower Section Singleton Art Prize

2008     First Prize  – Still Life section  The Mortimore Art  Prize, Finalist Portrait section

2009     Finalist  – Still Life Section  The Mortimore Art Prize

2010     Finalist Still Life Section  The Mortimore Art Prize, Finalist Portrait Section

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

The Royal Art Society of N.S.W.

Portrait Artists Australia

 

Terry Benson in Canberra, 2012

Terry Benson in Canberra, 2012


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