Lemon, Josefia


Born in Indonesia, Josefia began studying full-time at the Julian Ashton Art School in 1996 and was awarded the Thea Proctor Scholarship in 1997 and Diploma of Fine Art in 1999. Since 2000 Josefia has taught watercolour painting at the Julian Ashton Art School. She is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and Portrait Artists Australia, and has won many awards in oils and watercolour. Josefia has participated in group exhibitions in Australia, Korea, Mexico and Taiwan. Josefia has won over 45 awards in oil painting and watercolour exhibitions.


“I am a figure/portrait/landscape painter in oils and watercolour, and I teach watercolour workshops. In the early 1990s my first workshop at the Mitchell School of Creative Arts, was instrumental in my decision to pursue a new career in art. After a period of full-time work and part-time study, I enrolled full-time at the Julian Ashton Art School in 1996. In 1997 she was awarded the Thea Proctor Scholarship and completed a Diploma of Fine Art in 1999.

My passion include painting watercolour landscape, portraiture and figurative work in oils. I choose every aspect of the painting, creating my own settings, moods and colours to suit the particular story/scene I have in mind.”

Josefia Lemon - at the PAA opening "Face Off!" 2009

Josefia Lemon – at the PAA opening “Face Off!” 2009



2012 – Highly Commended – Blacktown City Art Prize
2013 – Highly Commended – Hunters Hill Art Prize
2013 – First Prize in Miniature – Sydney Royal Arts and Crafts Show


2006 Finalist – the Berkelouw Portrait Prize
2005 Finalist  – the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
2001, 2002, 2003 – Finalist  –  Portia Geach Memorial Award2008, 2010 – The Australian Watercolour Institute’s Grand Festival of Asian Watercolor Painting, Busan Biennale, Korea
2010-2011 – The IX Watercolor International Biennial, Mexico
2012 – Tradition and Transformation: Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition, Taichung City, Taiwan

Participation in the annual Julian Ashton Art School Students and Teachers Exhibitions.

Particiation in the annual Australian Watercolour Institute’s exhibitions


Member of Portrait Artists Australia since 2002
Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 2004.

8 Responses to Lemon, Josefia

  1. Hello Josefia ,
    Im Sara, I want to come to Sydney to take watercolor classes with you on year 2017 ,
    And its been 10 month that im working with watercolor in my country ,
    I wonder if I can take your classes and How is your classes exactly ?
    Can you clarify me ? Thanks

  2. Hi Josefia,my name is Terry I was awarded Victorian father of the year 2016.
    I would like a to celebrate the occasion with my family, having a family oil painting.
    Could you please contact me to discuss further.

    Email mitropot@gmail.com
    Ph 0408127773

    Regards Terry Mitropoulos

  3. hi Josefia, I met you once at the Julian ashton school many years ago. I would like to study watercolour and portrait painting. my name is marinella moya. Hope to hear from you.

    • Dear Marinella,

      It’s very embarrassing. I didn’t expect to receive any queries via the Portrait Artists website. I am very sorry for not replying to you earlier. Unfortunately, due to my family’s situation, I hadn’t been actively checking the PAA’s website. Of course, I am still teaching at the Julian Ashton Art School, either during the terms or holidays workshops. If you still interested in coming to my classes, please check http://www.julianashtonartschool.com.au.

      My sincere apologies and I do hope we will meet again.

      Kind Regards,

  4. Jo I am keen to attend watercolour portrait classes with you. Please could you forward me information of classes for 2017/18 to me and details of costings?(any concessionary rates?)

  5. Dear Sarah,

    Please accept my sincere apologies for not replying to you earlier. I hadn’t been actively checking the website of PAA due to my family’s health condition.

    If you are still interested in doing portrait in watercolour, please check the website of the Julian Ashton Art School – http://www.julianashtonartschool.com.au for my classes.

    I hope I can be of some help.

    All the best,

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