Jodie Wells

Sapphire Songster Fairy Wren

Silent Warrior Magpie

Floral Symphony

Golden Gaze Sunflowers

Orchid Oasis

Azure Blooms

Spritely Spirit Jack Russell

Dachshund Dash

Colossal Zebra Finch

Fluffed Up Firetail Finch

Dreamy Chestnut Breasted Mannikin

Rusty Willy Wagtail

Jubilant Bouquet

Impertinent Zebra Finch

Waxflower Wonderland

Hasty Dash

Moonlight Magnolia And Daffodils

Peacock Chinese Pottery

The Real Survivors

View Of The Hazards – Freycinet, From Devil’s Corner


Cockatoo’s Canopy

Forest Maestro Palm Cockatoo

Flamboyant Major Mitchell Cockatoo

Golden Laughter Kookaburra

Sun Kissed Galah

Native Tea Tree, Tasmania

Orchid’s Opulence

Pale Petal Poise

Blossom Ballet

Agile Artistry Border Collie

Forest Kookaburra

Kookaburra In Eucalyptus Baby Blue

Candy Double Barred Finch

Blyth’s Hornbill

Cardinal Lory

Galah In Redbox Gum

Light Maroon Galah

Sweet Gumtree Kookaburra

Taupe Magpie

Mustard Mustang

Meddling Butcherbird

Daring Double Barred Finch

Galah On Blushing Peach

Rusty Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Treasured Gouldian Finch

Tangerine Slice Poppies And Lily

Glorious Peony Bouquet

Dreamy Creamy Rose Vase

Abundant White Peonies

Jubilant Corgi

Gleeful Dachshund

Wild Tea Tree In Tasmania

Sunshiny Bouquet

Ravishing Ranunculi

Gumtree Kookaburra

Gumtree Cockatoo

Rouge Galah

Romp Palomino

Incidental Portrait Barn Owl

Gracious Kookaburra On Peach

Considering Kookaburra

Egret At Midnight

Egret At Sunset

Pondering Zebra Finch

Forest Floor Willy Wagtail

Captivating Pink Peony Bouquet

Scarlet Peony Bouquet On Blush

Alluring Roses

Endearing Bounty

Charmed 2 Blue Winged Kookaburra

Midnight Laughing Kookaburra

Reflecting Kookaburra

Jumping Hound

Watchful Butcherbird

Swift Decent Barn Owl

Supervising Butcherbird

Meddlesome Mare

Lavish Bouquet

Encounter Superb Fairy Wren

Divine Superb Fairy Wren

Charming Blue Winged Kookaburra

Branch Of Magnolia

Soaring Stallion

Stubborn Stride

Lush Peonies On Gold Table

Opulent Blush Bouquet

Peachy Kookaburra

Tangerine Dream Canary

Midnight Bouquet – Red Dahlias And Mixed Peonies

Romance with Dahlias and Anemonies

Probing Magpie

Jaunty Jamboo Fruit Dove

Pink Roses In Teal Pot


Born – 1971


2007 Gold Coast Art School – Oil painting and life drawing
2006 Tuition – acrylic Course under Rivella Louis – Gold coast
1998 Oil Painting Course -Ithica Tafe – Brisbane
1997 Ceramic Art 1 yr private tuition – Brisbane
1997 University of Tasmania – Dip Health Science

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Petals, Paws and Plumage Pageant, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2023 New Works, Lethbridge Gallery, Qld
2022 Spring Daze, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2021 Growing Wild, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2019 Enchanted Garden, Lethbridge Gallery, Qld
2019 Wild And Wonderful, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2017 Menagerie Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Spring Anthea Polson Art Qld
2016 Summer, Lethbridge Gallery, Qld
2015 Birds And Blossoms, Lethbridge Gallery Qld
2015 Beyond The Back Door, Anthea Polson Art Qld
2014 Feathers and Fillies, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2013 Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2012 Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2011 Small Works, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2008 Cafe 99 – Gold Coast, QLD

Group Exhibitions

2019 Artist’s Choice Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2018 Little Treasures Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2017 Small Gifts Christmas Exhibition Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Artist’s Choice – A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Anthea Polson Art Comes To Melbourne, Menzies Auction Rooms, Vic
2013 Four of the Best, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast Qld
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 The Lethbridge 10 000, Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Qld
2012 Art Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Vic
2012 Invitation Only, Rotary Art Show, Brisbane Qld
2012 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2011 Best of Lethbridge 10000 Show, Federation Square, Melbourne Vic
2011 Small works show, Space 22, Ballarat Vic
2011 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2010 The St Lukes Exquisite Palette Show, Melbourne Vic
2010 Sanctuary Cove Art Festival, Gold Coast, Qld
2010 Journeys, The TYLER Gallery, Newcastle NSW
2010 Small works show, Space 22, Ballarat Vic
2010 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2009 Save the Cerebus, Pivotal Galleries, Melbourne Vic
2009 Small works show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy Vic
2009 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic

Art Awards and Prizes

2019 Winner – People’s Choice Award – Artist’s Choice Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2019 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane, Qld
2015 Finalist – SCAP, Caloundra Regional Gallery Qld
2015 Finalist – Moreton Bay Art Prize Qld
2012 Finalist – Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane Qld
2011 Finalist – Stan and Maureen Duke Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall Qld
2011 Finalist – Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2011 Finalist – The Lethbridge 10 000 – Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane Qld
2011 Finalist – Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize – Rex-Livingston Gallery – Sydney
2010 Finalist – The Glover Art Prize, Evandale Tasmania
2010 Finalist – Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2010 Finalist – Mortimer Art Prize, Travelling Tour, Dubbo, Byron Bay & Canberra
2010 Finalist – The Waterhouse Prize Works on Paper, South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA
2010 Finalist – Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize, Rex-Livingston Gallery, Surry Hills NSW
2010 Finalist – The Lethbridge 10 000, Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Qld
2009 Finalist – Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (the EMSLA), Coffs Harbour NSW
2009 Finalist – Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2008 Finalist – Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2008 Finalist – Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2007 Finalist – Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2007 Finalist – Open Art Prize, Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast QLD


Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Artist Statement

Tasmanian born, but now based on the Gold Coast, I began practicing art in 1997 and have exhibited extensively around Australia since 2007.
My paintings are mostly done impasto style… thick, lustrous, and wonderfully messy. I spread the oil paint thickly onto the canvas with a palette knife, which gives the paintings a 3D quality, evoking desires to touch and visually scrutinise. On close inspection my paintings appear abstract, heavily textured, containing many different colours, but when viewed from a distance, the human eye naturally blends those colours and forms, and a recognisable image is seen.
I draw my inspiration from the mundane happenings in everyday life. My paintings are often subjects that other have over looked, such as crazy antics of birds as they try and scavenge food from the picnic table, or cupcakes at a family gathering.

Petals, Paws And Plumage Pageant

November 4, 2023 - November 18, 2023

Spring Daze

September 24, 2022 - October 8, 2022

Growing Wild

April 3, 2021 - April 17, 2021

Wild and Wonderful

March 23, 2019 - April 6, 2019


September 30, 2017 - October 14, 2017


September 10, 2016 - September 23, 2016

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