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Cliff Hosking

Visual Artist

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Cliff, born in Brisbane, has sketched and painted since first able to hold a brush. He won his first art prize aged 10 and sold his first art work at 13 but his art productivity was happily restricted over the years by his other great love - children. Cliff was a paediatrician with an international reputation in paediatric immunology and allergy. In December 1998 he resigned as Chairman of the John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle to allow him more time to paint and be with his youngest two children and retired from his medical career in 2008 after 46 years of practice.

During his early years in art, Cliff painted in oils and acrylics with some success. Seeing an exhibition of Turner watercolours in London in 1978 changed his life. “Those images haunt me - the luminosity of the colours are forever etched in my memory. Turner was a genius and those of us who aspire to competence in watercolour can still learn from a man who died 160 years ago.” Cliff spent most of his early career in Melbourne and was a Member of the Victorian Artist’s Society. (Charles McCubbin was a President of ‘Vic Arts’ - but that was before Cliff’s time!).

Cliff says, about his painting approach, “I aim to convey the beauty of light interacting with the atmosphere and solid objects in its path. A scene looks different every hour during the day and with the passing of seasons. Watercolour, that magic mixture of pigment, paper and water, gives me the tools to produce the vision I have in my mind”.

Since his first solo exhibition in Newcastle in August 1999, Cliff has had twelve further solo exhibitions, one in Sydney and two in Melbourne. He teaches watercolour at Duck Down Studio in Mount Hutton.

ART Curriculum Vitae

Cliff Hosking

2015 ‘Painting with Light ’ solo exhibition John Hunter Hospital Gallery

2014 Exhibition - Tamburlaine Winery, Hunter Valley

2013 ‘Painting with Light ’ solo exhibition John Hunter Hospital Gallery

2013 Artist-in-Residence, Surgical Conference Hunter Valley

2012 Exhibition - Tamburlaine Winery, Hunter Valley

2011 ‘Painting with Light 6’ solo exhibition John Hunter Hospital Gallery

2011 ‘Creation’ Mixed Exhibition, Studio 48

2010 ‘From Blackbutt to the Sea’ mixed exhibition, Studio 48

2009 ‘Painting with Light 5’ solo exhibition John Hunter Hospital Gallery

2008 ‘Miscellany’ solo exhibition. Duck Down Studio

2008 ‘The Artist’s Model’. Mixed Exhibition Studio 48, Newcastle

2007 ‘The Makers Mark’ – Exhibition of Watercolour Techniques. Lovett Gallery, Newcastle

2007 ‘Painting with Light 4’ solo exhibition John Hunter Hospital Gallery

2007 Solo Exhibition Forsight Gallery Newcastle

2007 Solo Exhibition 'Fishers of Honeysuckle'

2007 Hunter Arts Network ‘Art Bazaar’

2005 Painting with Light 3 solo exhibition John Hunter Hospital Gallery

2005 solo exhibition RACS Sydney

2005 Solo Exhibition Steep Stairs Gallery

2003 Solo Exhibition Steep Stairs Gallery

2002 Solo Exhibition 555 Crown Street Gallery Sydney

2002 Bridgett Macdonald Gallery Melbourne

2003 Painting with Light 2 John Hunter Hospital Gallery

2001 Painting with Light 1 John Hunter Hospital Gallery

2001 Solo Exhibition Steep Stairs Gallery

1999 Solo exhibition RACS Melbourne

1999 Solo Exhibition Steep Stairs Gallery

Represented at Allana Gallery, Hawks Nest 2004 – 2010

Represented at Possum Brush Gallery Taree 2001 - 2006

Represented at Gallery North, Sydney 2001 – 2007

1986 Swan Hill Regional Gallery 'Four Friends' Exhibition

1984 Waverly Gallery Melbourne 'Four Friends' Exhibition

1982 Waverly Gallery Melbourne 'Four Friends' Exhibition

Workshop Attendance

2013 Attended Workshop Fay Boyd Fine Art School Greg Allan

2011 Attended Workshop Grafton Artsfest Judith White

2007 Attended Workshop Grafton Artsfest Herman Pekel

2006 Attended Workshop Grafton Artsfest Greg Allan

2005 Attended Workshop Grafton Artsfest Printmaking

2004 Attended Workshop Grafton Artsfest Joseph Zbucvic