Todd Whisson

Todd Whisson

Todd Whisson has been a successful exhibiting Australian impressionist artist for more than 28 years. He pursued and developed a passion for the alla prima and plein air approaches, creating a very loose and spontaneous style to his work.

In 2011 Whisson embarked on a tertiary education into contemporary art through TAFE Qld. In his first year Whisson was awarded the highest achievement, acquisition of his series ‘Hidden Secrets’. Whisson went on to a sell-out student exhibition and achieved the acquisition prize for his ‘Scar Tissue’ series in his second and final year.

Continuing his education, Todd completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2015 through QCA (Griffith University), achieving academic excellence along the way. In addition, Whisson was individually selected by Brisbane City Council to showcase his work in King George Square as a representation of QCA graduates.

Whisson’s recent work has developed markedly, taking an abstract approach which continues to reflect his skill in traditional techniques yet has enabled him to communicate more than a visual representation, and has elevated his passion and vision to another level of skill and perception.

Whisson’s work is represented in galleries, private and corporate collections in Australia and internationally.

EDUCATION

2016 Merv Moriarty Colour Masterclass, Flying Arts Alliance Inc
2015 Bachelor of Fine Art, QCA (Southbank)
2012 Diploma of Visual Arts, BNIT (Ithaca Campus)

AWARDS & PRIZES

2015 Brisbane City Council Exhibition, QCA Representative Artist
2014 Griffith University Graduation Exhibition, Second Prize
2014 Griffith University Student Exhibition, Private Collector Acquisition
2012 Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Student Exhibition (Ithaca Campus), Corporate Acquisition
2012 Mathew Flinders Art Competition, Highly Commended
2011 Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Student Exhibition (Ithaca Campus), Corporate Acquisition
2011 Maleny Art Awards, Oils, 3rd Prize
2010 Murgon Rotary Art Exhibition, Best Oil Painting
2010 Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Best Oil Painting
2010 Mathew Flinders Art Competition, Highly Commended
2010 RASGO National Art Competition, Highly Commended
2010 Maleny Art Awards, Oils, 2nd Prize
2010 Mathew Flinders Art Competition, Highly Commended
2010 RASGO National Art Competition, Highly Commended
2010 Pine Rivers Shire Council Art Awards, 1st Prize
2007 Maleny Art Awards, 1st Prize
2006 Maleny Art Awards, 1st Prize
2003 USQ McGregor Scholarship, Finalist

Sun, Smoke, Storm and Stubble, near Young shows a landscape drenched in extremes. The composition wheels dizzyingly around a centre of apricot cloud and a knife-edge of sunlight. A truly monumental work, the drama of the original scene has been transmuted skilfully into a celebration of the sublime in nature and our smallness before it, something all too often forgotten in our technological age.