Brian Stratton OAM
International Watercolour Master
Born Sydney, 1936.
Studied drawing, composition and watercolours at the National Art School Sydney 1952 - 1957.
Awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2006 (Australia Day) - 'For service to art as a painter and educator and to professional organisations including the Australian Watercolour Institute'
President Australian Watercolour Institute 1964 - 1972 and 2006 - 2009.
Elected Member 1961. Life Member, 1989.
Exhibited in every annual exhibition of AWI for the past 63 years
Member Royal Art Society of NSW, 1958, Elected Fellow 1964
Foundation Member City of Ryde Art Society, 1959. President, 1962–69. Life Member, 1968.
Awarded over 300 art prizes together with numerous commendations
Noted judge and lecturer
Since 1975 exhibited as a member of the AWI on exhibition panels in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, USA and the Grand Festival of Asian Watercolours.
Award Winner Inaugural Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolour Biennal Exhibition 2010
Invited to hold first solo International Watercolour Masters Exhibition in Shanghai Zhujiajiao Sept / Oct 2011
Award Winner Inaugural Shenzhen Watercolour Biennal Exhibition 2013
Taiwan Watercolour Elite Exhibition 2015
Invited Artist Rhythm of Watercolour Exhibition in Taiwan 2016
Invited Artist Formosa Art Show in Taiwan 2016
Taiwan World Watercolour Competition. Awarded Jurors Prize for Excellence 2016
Invited Artist Taiwan World Watercolour Exhibition October 2016
Shenzhen Art Museum
* Induction of Xidan Chen's watercolours into permanent collection 2016
* Honoured to be invited to opening and to participate in the exhibition
* Invited Artist Top 20 Watercolour Qingdao-Jimo International Exhibition China 2016
* Included in the Chinese publication:
'* Secrets from the Contemporary International Watercolour Masters Volume IV' 2017/18
* One of 53 International Artists invited to exhibit in the Watercolour Masters Exhibition
* Fabriano, Italy 2018. Awarded 6th place
* 2020 Taiwan International Watercolour Fair: Taipei. Australian Representative as one of 14 International Masters
* 2020 USA National Watercolor Society 100th Annual Digital Exhibition: Selected as sole Australian Exhibitor
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