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Rodney Symmons
 
 

Rodney Symmons - ARTIST

Rodney Symmons was born in Bairnsdale, Victoria in 1937. His career in pharmacy precluded him from painting fulltime, leaving only his spare time to pursue his art.

Rodney can be described as a traditional landscape painter and in his work the influences of the Heidelberg School, Lloyd Rees, J. Turner and Arthur Boyd can be seen. With his great attention to the effects of light on the landscape he manages to capture the essence of Australia.

Rodney has received over thirty-five major awards including the Victorian Artists’ Society Artist of the Year Award.


He is represented in permanent collections of the Bright Art Gallery, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Korumburra Art Gallery, Ringwood Council Collection and the Victorian Artists’ Society. Rodney’s oil and watercolour paintings are enjoyed in much private collection around the globe and can be publicly viewed at Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania and Parliament House, Canberra. The Trustees of the Exhibition Building Melbourne, Australia National Line and Art Bank have also purchase his paintings.

Rodney moved to Tasmania in 1987 with the intention to paint fulltime, however other business interests hindered this.      Upon returning to Victoria in late 1997, Rodney is now pursuing his painting fulltime. He is a participating member of the  Brushmen of the Bay, Victorian Artists’ Society, Peninsula Arts Society and Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

Awards

2003

Camberwell Rotary – Mayor of Boroondara’s Award

Drouin Art Show – Best in Show

San Remo-New Haven Art Show – Best in Show

Sorrento Rotary – Best Local Subject

2002

AGRA – Winner, Winter Exhibition

Altona Rotary – Best Watercolour

Balranald – Watercolour Award

Bentleigh Parade College – Best Watercolour

Brighton – Best Watercolour

Camberwell Rotary – Best Painting under $1250

Chelsea Rotary – Best Watercolour

Cobram Rotary – Best Watercolour

Derinya Art Exhibition – Best Watercolour

Dromana Rotary – Best Watercolour

Flinders Art Show – Best in Show

Ivanhoe Art Show – Best Watercolour

Knox City Art Show – Best Watercolour

Leopold – Best Watercolour

Marysville – Watercolour Award

Mildura Art Show – Best in Show

Rosebud Rotary – Best Watercolour

Sorrento Rotary – Best Watercolour

Victor Harbour –Purchase Award Watercolour

2001

Brighton Rotary – Best Watercolour

Dandenong Rotary – Best Seascape

Dromana Rotary – Best Watercolour

Flinders Art Show – Best Watercolour

King Valley – Best Watercolour

Rosebud Rotary – Best Painting

2000

Brighton Rotary – Best Melbourne Subject

Camberwell Rotary – Best Painting under $1250

Flinders Art Show – Best Watercolour

Hamilton Rotary – Best Watercolour

Sorrento Rotary – Best Local Painting

Victorian Artists’ Society – Undine Award

Wangaratta Rotary – Best Watercolour

1999

Brighton Rotary – Best Watercolour

Dromana Rotary – Best Watercolour

Mornington Yacht Club – Best Painting

Toorak College – Best Peninsula Scape

1998

King Valley – Purchase Award

Mornington Yacht Club – Best Painting

Peninsula Arts Society – Best Watercolour

Wangaratta Art Show – Grand Winner

1985

Bright Art Prize – Oil Prize

Cranbourne Rotary – Oil Prize

Croydon Rotary – Oil Prize

Korumburra Rotary – Oil Prize

Mornington Rotary – Oil Prize

1984

Corio Art Prize – Oil Prize

Ivanhoe Grammar School – Oil Prize

Sale, King & Heath Award – Oil Prize

Victor Harbour - Purchase Award

1983

Camberwell Rotary – Special Award

Ringwood Rotary – Oil Prize

St Albans Rotary – Oil Prize

Sunbury – Minature Award

Victorian Artists’ Society – Artist of the Year

Victorian Artists’ Society – John Heard Award

Victorian Artists’ Society – Allied Chemists Award

   
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