About

Josefia is a Sydney artist whose work has been displayed in group exhibitions in Australia, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan and China. She has been inspired by the natural surroundings in Sydney and rural landscapes found on her trips.

In the early 1990s, her first workshop at the Mitchell School of Creative Arts was instrumental in her decision to pursue a new career in art. After enrolling at the Julian Ashton Art School in 1996, she was awarded the Thea Proctor Scholarship and completed a Diploma of Fine Art in 1999. Josefia was elected a member of the AWI in 2004.

She teaches watercolour classes/workshops, particularly at the Julian Ashton Art School. Here is some information about Josefia’s classes and workshops.

Josefia is also a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Initially I was drawn to painting watercolour landscapes. There is a special alchemy that can take place when the transparency of paint pigments on paper evokes a sense of natural light and hopefully captures a fleeting moment or mood. My inspiration comes from my natural surroundings in inner-city Sydney, usually harbour views, and rural landscapes found on my trips. An important aspect of my watercolour landscapes is trying to capture and impart a sense of serenity.

My passion includes portraiture and figurative work in oils.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Pinson, Peter, Campbell, Jean and Laverty, Peter, Australian Watercolour Institute: A Gallery of Australia’s Finest Watercolours. Phillip Mathews, Willoughby, 2006

Lemon, Josefia, “As far as the eye can see”, Australian Artist, No. 284, February 2008

Hoffmann, Tom, Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium,Watson-Guptill, New York, 2012

The Artists’ Book: Portrait Artists Australia – Ten Years, Portrait Artists Australia. Sydney, 2012

Linda van Nunen and David van Nunen, Australian Watercolour Institute, Brushes with History, Masters of Watercolour, The Beagle Press. Roseville, NSW 2015