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Dario Falzon in April

Demonstrations are held at the Society, 101 Woronora Parade Oatley NSW 2223 on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 2.00 to 4.30pm and include afternoon tea.
The fee is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for non members. You don't need to book for this activity

April 11th - Dario Falzon will demonstrate a Landscape painted in Oils.
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Artist’s Statement
I consider myself a traditional realist painter. I’m inspired by finding the beauty in subtle, intimate scenes all around me. I work with oil paint because I find it the most versatile and suitable medium. My brushes and knives allow me a multitude of ways to describe and indicate an impression of my subject.

Primarily working en plein air, I capture impressions of the landscape around me. In working from life I’m constantly challenged by the passage of time but I feel that this is what gives my artwork its own unique voice. My paintings are a product of direct observation and experience of the landscape.

I may pass what appears to be a mundane scene every day but for a small window of time, when the light is right, it transforms into something extraordinary, and that’s what I’m always looking for and trying to capture.

I was born in Bogota, Colombia, 1979, and adopted by Australian parents. I grew up in Western Sydney, primarily around the Hawkesbury area. As a boy I was always drawing; If I didn’t have pen and paper in hand it was an odd occurrence. This continued through much of my youth. However, In my teens I became involved in music and was part of a hip hop group. I went on to be a solo artist, releasing an EP and two solo albums and appearing on various hip hop compilations.

In my late twenties I felt that I needed a creative change. My artistic expression came full circle when I enrolled in a community college course studying the basics of art. I had returned to my first creative love. Shortly thereafter I found the Julian Ashton Art School and enrolled on a part-time basis. It was around this point in time that I began to fully appreciate my interest in landscape painting and I began to seek out specific artists and workshops that could help me develop my skills, learning from respected Australian artists such as Kasey Sealy and Todd Whisson.

In 2016 I was fortunate to become an international brand ambassador for Michael Harding Paints, accompanying them to the Plein Air Convention in Tucson, Arizona. While there I was enrolled as a faculty member and gave a demonstration of my painting technique.

I have exhibited in group shows and national art prizes such as the annual Camberwell Art Show and Victor Harbor Rotary club show, where I was awarded a bronze award in 2016. I was also a recent finalist in the prestigious Len Fox Art Award, a biennial art award show held by the Castlemaine Art Museum in Victoria, Australia.

My work has been published in Australian Artist Magazine, Art/Edit Magazine and the Rosemary & Co Artist Brushes newsletter.

I am an Exhibiting Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW and brand ambassador for Michael Harding Paints.

To see more of Dario's work, please visit his website
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Upcoming Demonstrations to be announced.