Upcoming15 Leoni Duff – Designing Winning Landscapes in Pastel

Event Phone: 0266431528

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  • April 13, 2019 - April 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

You may enrol and pay a $195.00 DEPOSIT either using our online store. Please note that there will be a $5.70 PayPal transaction fee added to the deposit price for when using our online store. Or by downloading and completing a 2019 Application Form (PDF) or the 2019 Application Form Word DOC and posting with your payment. With the final payment due by Friday, February 1, 2019. Progressive payments are acceptable. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Fees for 2019 will be

  • $655.00 – Adult Full Fee
  • $630.00 – Seniors Card
  • $590.00 – Australian Pension Concession Card
  • $300.00 –School Student

2019 Terms and Conditions

Leoni Duff a Tasmanian Pastellist

In this workshop, we will discover what makes an award-winning dramatic landscape and how to tell a compelling story. We will discover and use the design elements necessary to create a great composition and examine the techniques used by the great landscape painters of history; Turner, Sorolla, and the Impressionists. We will learn the important ‘know how’ to make the most of photographic references discovering what to include and what to leave out, how to correct errors in photos and how to exaggerate and emphasise for effect. Learning how to select and confidently undertake a successful composition when painting outdoors (weather permitting). We will apply colour theory knowledge in choosing the palette to make the most of our subject. We will look at the variety of pastel techniques available to us, including textured surfaces, underpainting techniques, stylistic choices. We will look at the stages in a painting and learn how to bring our work to a powerful, dramatic and winning conclusion. Open to those with some experience in the medium of pastel 18 years and over.

Leoni Duff spent many years living in rural Northeast Tasmania in the tiny hamlet of Herrick, and being self-taught, she has developed a personal style, drawing on influences from my study of the history of art and contemporary art practice. Leoni feels this time of solitude to have been an advantage in allowing an independent development of style and a freedom of expression not driven by trends that often move and mould the art world.  Leoni finds that the language of classical art can be used powerfully to express contemporary themes. She also moves beyond the literal and allows the painting to lead in any interesting direction it suggests. Being deeply committed to the exploration of ideas and connections in art, Leoni continues exploring the possibilities of her chosen mediums and extending its ability to convey her responses to life.

Leoni’s background and training in music give her a deep connection with the history of the arts, and she is particularly drawn to the Baroque themes and methods. She sees her art as visual music, seeking to express her deeply spiritual view of life through the drama of light in her subjects.  Her paintings always seek to imply eternal realities behind the temporal and daily normalities.

Since 2008 Leoni has been operating her teaching and painting studio in Launceston CBD and is now responding to the city environment and the wealth of human issues that move her to paint. With a background in teaching, it is a very satisfying part of her artistic career to share generously with other artists and encourage them on their unique journey of growth as painters!

Having recently travelled through the great European galleries and collections as the leader of art and culture tours of Europe, she has grown in her fervent belief in the development of a language enabling an artist to be unhindered in their exploration of creative potential, originality and imaginative freedom of expression. Art must speak to the future.

The highlight of her career as a pastel painter to date was to be invited to France in 2014 to be the Guest of Honor and to exhibit her work at the International Pastel Exhibition in Saint Aulaye.

In recent years, she has been humbled and much encouraged by the recognition she has received in her Gallery representation and in some of Australia’s leading art prizes.

Awards and Exhibitions include:

2018 Guest Artist, Judge and Tutor for the Annual PANZ Conference, NZ 2018 Finalist Glover Landscape Prize 2018  Solo Exhibition “ Book of Seasons” Gallery Pejean

2017  Lloyd Rees Landscape Prize  Finalist 2017  Solo Exhibition “Thresholds” Gallery Pejean

2017  Finalist Hangers Prize Glover Landscape Exhibition

2016  Finalist, Highly Commended Glover Landscape Prize

2016  Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Public Collection purchase “Considering My Landscape” Oil on Canvas 2015  Invited to Exhibition Baleruc Les Bains France

2014  Invited to be the Guest of Honour at the International Pastel Exhibition in St Aulaye France

2014  First Place, Landscape Prize, America’s Pastel 100 ‘Morning Light on the Tamar’ 2014  Finalist AME Bale Travelling Scholarship, .

2014  Finalist AME Bale Oil Painting Prize

2013 Glover Prize Finalist and People’s Choice Prize

2013  Lloyd Rees Landscape Prize  Finalist 2012 Glover Landscape Finalist and Packers Prize Winner

2012 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize South Australian Museum Finalist and Highly Commended

2012 Solo Exhibition  “Images and Imaginings” The Mill Gallery Launceston

2011 Eskleigh Exhibition, People’s Choice Award

2011 Tasmanian Art Awards, People’s Choice

2011 Conducted Art and Culture Tour of Italy. Visited European Galleries and Angel Academy of  Art Florence

2010 People’s Choice Rex Heathcoate Alzheimer’s Exhibition

2009 Overseas Travel visiting Europe’s major galleries

2008 Established Leoni Duff Gallery and Studio in Brisbane Street Launceston

2008 People’s Choice Rex Heathcoate Altzheimer’s Exhibition 2005 People’s Choice Award – Wrest Point Art Award & Exhibition

2005 Best Work – Camberwell Rotary Art Awards

2004 John Glover Art Prize

2004 – Peoples Choice Award

2004 Best Figurative Work- Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular

2004 Pastel Prize Camberwell Rotary Art Awards (Victoria)

2004 Finalist – Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards 2004

2004 Invited to membership in Australian Women of the Year

2003 Pastel Prize Camberwell Rotary Art Awards (Victoria)

2003 First Prize ” Australia at Large” Competition Aust Guild Realist Artists

2003 The Terry Collins Award “Aspects of Excellence Exhibition  Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA)

2003 Shortlisted as a finalist for the U.S.Q, McGregor Fellowship for Overseas Study

2001 Finalist – Rotary Camberwell Overseas Travel Grant 2001 Highly Commended – Rotary Camberwell Art Show

2001 Win Television Tasmania- Feature; “The Tasmanians”-Leoni Duff

2000 Finalist – International Pastel Artist Awards.

2000 Prize Winner – Australian Artist Awards. 1999 Still Life Prize-All Mediums. Camberwell Rotary Art Awards (Victoria)

1999 Exhibition of 20 works IMAGES OF LIFE, held at Greenoaks Gallery

1998 Pastel Prize and Popular Prize – Central Highlands Exhibition.

1998 Best Overall and Best Drawing prize Glamorgan Spring Bay Art Show and Exhibition Publications International Artist Magazine

2004 Practiques Des Arts – Special; Grand Masters of Pastel

2014 Practiques Des Arts, March 2014 American Pastel Journal

April 2015 American Pastel Journal

Sept 2015 Book: Luminous Pastel- Showcasing Australian Pastel Artists; Linda Hibbs Indah Creations and Publications 2015


Mcgregor Schools, University of Southern Queensland,

Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Victorian Pastel Society,

Australian Pastel Society,

Pastel Society du Perigord, France,

Pastel Society of Ireland & UK,

Brisbane Street Art School,

Leoni was issued an Invitation to teach workshops in New Zealand 2018 PANZ



97 Mary Street, Grafton, New South Wales, 2460, Australia


Please Note: All workshops run concurrently this allows you to only enrol in one workshop. Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School will be held at the Grafton High School. There will be twenty-two 5-day workshops on offer with tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of the Visual Arts.

Grafton is situated on the Northern Rivers of NSW approximately seven hours north of Sydney and three hours south of Brisbane by road. Access to Grafton is possible via car, plane, bus or train.

Grafton’s “Bendy Bridge” Credit: Louis Covre, Grafton Fast Photos

WORKSHOP INFORMATION – Following your enrolment you will receive your Student Requirement List, a Models Fee (if applicable), and a map of Grafton plus general information for your convenience.

WORKSHOP VENUE – All workshops will be held at the Grafton High School. Classrooms will be allocated on the first morning of the School.

SCHOOL CAFETERIA – Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea will be available on Campus, pre-ordering of lunches will also be offered. Your support of this small local business offering fresh home cooking would be greatly appreciated.

MEDICAL ATTENTION AND INSURANCE – The organiser holds Public Liability Insurance only; students are advised to take out independent policies for sickness, accident benefits, and personal possessions should you wish. The Emergency Department at the Grafton Base Hospital is open 24 hours a day for any emergency treatment required.

ACCOMMODATION – Please book your accommodation early. A list of suggested hotels, motels, etc. is available from our Accommodation Page. If you need help or advice, please do not hesitate to phone the office on 02 6643 1528.

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