Fiona Groom Biography
Fiona Groom’s painting journey began after she enrolled in a local Tafe course and from there a succession of completed studies ensued, including Certificate II Visual Arts, Diploma of Visual Arts (Fine Arts), and finally a Fine Arts Degree. During this time she also had the opportunity to exhibit her work in several Solo shows and a variety of national arts festivals and group shows including an International Art Exhibition at Gallera360 in Florence and is represented by several local galleries. Her work is in private collections throughout the world, here in Australia as well as the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Europe, Singapore and the US. Some recent publications have seen her work feature on the cover of Creative Artist Magazine Issue 11 2016 and Artist Palette Magazine No 155, these 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 a TV episode on Put Some Colour in Your Life and also several Artist residencies during a variety
of exhibitions. Ms Groom has also held the position of Gallery Curator at Yandina Historic House for the past 11 years which 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. Additionally Fiona has organized and run several children’s art workshops, art projects, painting workshops and some community based Artisan Markets. It is all these artistic opportunities that have helped her gain a better understanding of art making and in doing so has given her the direction and inspiration that she needed. Fiona said “Describing my work is easy it’s always been traditional realism and the natural world.” Using acrylics as her medium of choice Fiona finds that blending the colours of nature a simple process due to her methods of layering and applying paint using a dry brush. For her the animal kingdom is the driving force behind her art as she loves to delve into the diversity of animal life Fiona feels it’s important to capture the subject’s character and expression and incorporating their humour, their majesty and wonder, resulting in the painting telling its own story.
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