17 Feb Joan Humble
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Born in Birmingham, UK, in 1938, Joan migrated to Australia with her parents in 1948. She has been painting since 1972, specialising in portraying the moods and beauty of Tasmania. Her source of inspiration is nature and her work is the result of close observation and many field trips. She has a particular interest in water in all its forms, including seascapes.
Joan works in many sizes, from large paintings 180 cm x 120 cm down to miniatures just 10 cm x 5 cm. Almost all of her works are in oils, on a variety of substrates. They have proved very successful and have received over 50 awards internationally and within Australia. Recently she has concentrated mainly on miniatures but still takes commissions in all sizes. Her works are mostly of Tasmanian scenes but she has also painted other parts of the world. One example is a 120 cm x 90 cm view of Grand Canyon, Arizona, viewed from river level.
She is a member of the Miniature Art Societies of Florida and of Washington DC and is a foundation member of the Australian Society of Miniature Art Tasmania. In 2009 she was invited to become a Member of the Royal Miniature Society of Painters Sculptors and Gravers (RMS) in London and in 2011 was elected a Signature, and first Australian, Member of the Miniature Artists of America.
In 2014 Joan was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) “For services to the visual arts as a Landscape artist.” At their annual exhibition in London in October 2014, the Royal Miniature Society awarded her The Gold Memorial Bowl, the most prestigious award in the world of miniature art, as well as the Anita Emmerich Presentation Award for another of her works.
More recently her miniatures have won top awards at major international exhibitions in Florida, Washington DC, and Johannesburg.