In the studio


John Webb in his studio (April 2014)

John Webb at work (2014)

John Webb' studio (2014)
John Webb: Preliminary work (2014)

The Artist

        ... in Australia

"One of my dreams growing up was to paint in a garret in Paris. Now I am older I find that a studio in Sydney also has its charms.

I was (and still am) energised by European and New Zealand artists: including Ralph Hotere and Gordon Walters. But living in the Australian natural and cultural landscape has brought new perspectives to my work.

I've seen some of the world's great collections but in my opinion the Ned Kelly room [Sidney Nolan] in The National Gallery in Canberra is one of the greatest. It has everything: beauty, drama, pathos, colour, tragedy and historical narrative. Just the best.

I'm also very fond of Colin Lanceley; for me one of Australia's best artists."

See also:   ... before Australia
                 ... at the Wynne (2014)


Exhibitions and Art Awards

Year

2017

2015

2014

Exhibition / Award

Hornsby Art Prize

Un Seul Grain de Riz

Wynne Prize

Country

Australia

France

Australia

Details

Art Award

Juried show

Art Award

Awards

Finalist (show in progress)


Trustee's Watercolour Prize

2009

Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

Australia

Art Award

Finalist

2008

Cowra Art Award, NSW

Australia

Art Award

Finalist

2001

National Watercolor Society

USA

Juried show

Potomac Valley award

2000

National Watercolor Society

USA

Juried show

H K Holbein award

2000

San Diego Watercolor Society

USA

Juried show

Ehrenfeld award

1998

San Diego Watercolor Society

USA

Juried show

Silver brush award

1996

Watercolor West, California

USA

Juried show

Brand library prize

1995

Pakuranga Arts Centre, Auckland

NZ

The alphabet show

 

1994

Watercolor West, California

USA

Juried show

Touring Show 

1994

Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1993

Warwick Brown Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1992

Auckland Museum: Contemporary medallions

NZ

Group show

 

1992

Warwick Brown Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1991

Auckland City Gallery, Auckland

NZ

The dream of Joseph

Touring Show 

1991

Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland

NZ

The wild west show

 

1988

Tokoroa Art Award, Tokoroa

NZ

Art award

Finalist

1988

Auckland Society of Arts

NZ

Solo show

 

1988

BRL Art Award, Auckland

NZ

Art award

First Prize

1987

Portfolio Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1987

BRL Art Award, Auckland

NZ

Art award

Finalist 

1987

NZ artists to Chile,Valparaiso Biennale

NZ/Chile

Touring show

 

1986

Auckland Society of Arts

NZ

Solo show

 

1985

Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch

NZ

Solo show

 

1985

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1984

Gallery Legard, Wellington

NZ

Solo show

 

1983

Team McMillan Art Award, Auckland

NZ

Art award

Finalist 

1983

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1982

Gallery Legard, Wellington

NZ

Solo show

 

1982

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1982

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Group show

 

1982

Wanganui Art Award

NZ

Art Award

Finalist

1981

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1980

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Solo show

 

1979

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Group show

 

1976

Auckland Society of Arts,

NZ

Solo show

 

1976

Auckland Society of Arts

NZ

Group show

 

1974

Lincoln  Gallery, Auckland

NZ

Group show