Cruising Down The River by Roslyn Hartwig



DIMENSIONS (Height - 40.00 cm X Width - 51.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Watercolour on Hardwood
GENRE Landscape
REGISTERED NRN # 000-37579-0141-01
COPYRIGHT © Roslyn Hartwig
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Artist: Roslyn Hartwig


Roslyn Hartwig - Artist & Tutor


I am on a quest for excellence.

My inspiration comes from various aspects of the world around me, as I set out to capture the intimate beauty of nature which for me, reveals the personal interest that God has in all of us. It is the textural component of the landscape that intrigues me most and I attempt to incorporate this in each painting, while also using tone, form and colour – both bright or muted as appropriate – to depict an enhanced realism of each subject.


I seek to give my audience a sense of peace and contentment that replaces, if just for a while, the hardship and distress that are often a part of life. My goal is to open the eyes of those who view my artwork to the endless variety of possibilities for enjoyment in our surroundings - whether it be the city or country area where we live; in our own backyards or places that we visit. Through painting and teaching, I endeavour to reflect the heart of God – to show the beauty, peace and rest of nature in it's many forms.

An interest in creativity has been present since childhood, though it was 1998 before I started painting, beginning with pastels, soon adding watercolours and now also oils. Drawing as often as possible, I work en plein air in watercolour, pen and pencil. Painting on location challenges me to depict not only what is actually there, but also to express it in a way that shows the intangible character of the subject.


At present, I work full-time at Murray’s Art and Framing, where I provide service and advice on art materials and  framing . I teach lessons in watercolour, holding day and night classes during school terms. I also conduct weekend workshops in other areas, when approached. 


I believe that art has a divine source and lives in the hearts of all men who have been touched by the heavenly light. Once having tasted the delights of great art , one is inescapably and forever dedicated to it” Paul Gauguin 1848-1903


Solo Exhibitions

2015 – 'The Rock and The River', Graydon Art Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD

Rosalie Art Gallery, Goombungee, QLD

Texas Regional Gallery, Texas QLD

2010 - “19 days, 19 paintings”, Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba

2005 - “People, Flowers, Water”, MyArt Gallery, Toowoomba


Group Exhibitions

2007 - “Interpretation or Intuition” Rosalie Shire Gallery

2007 - Feature Artist, Toowoomba Grammer School

2003 - “Broad Brush Strokes”, Toowoomba Regional Gallery

2002 to 2005 – “Arts Alike” – Oakey Art Group and Toowoomba Potters Club

2000 – Oakey Art Group, Crows Nest Gallery


Selected Prizes and Awards

2010 - Grand Champion Dalby Spring Art show

2005 - Champion Oakey Agricultural Show

2004 - Champion Pittsworth Agricultural Show

2004 - Open Rosalie Shire Council Acquisitive Award

2002 to 2008 - First Prizes: 25 Awards in Watercolour and Pastels




2004 – Rosalie Shire Council

2004 – Jondaryan Shire Council

2002 – Jondaryan Shire Council


2005 – Budget Steel, Gympie

2003 – Wide Bay Capricorn Home Loans, Maryborough

2002 – Adelaide Swift Memorial


Collections overseas and throughout Australia.


Current Representation

MyArt Gallery, Toowoomba.


Colours of Greece - A 66 page book cataloguing the experiences and paintings of the Greek Island Art tour of September 2009. Printed December 2010.

Teaching Experience

2007 to Present - Watercolour Day Classes, Murray’s Art and Framing

2013 – Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art & Framing

2013 – Watercolour Weekend Workshop, St George

2012 – Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Texas

2012 – Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art & Framing

2010 – Watercolour weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art and Framing

2007 - Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Chinchilla Art Group

2007 - Drawing Weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art and Framing

2005 - Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Murray’s Art and Framing


Commercial Reproductions – Arthouse Reproductions, Brisbane

2015 – The Rock and the River - all 15 paintings

2010 - Bougainvillea and Pots

2010 – The Blue Door

2004 – Misty Marina, Seascape

2004 – Girl at the Markets, People scape

Public Art Projects

2007 – Toowoomba Philharmonic Society, “Me and My Girl”, Empire Theatre

Design and Painting of Stage Sets


Professional Development


2015 – Robert Lovett

2011 - Charles Sluga

2009 – Angelika Erbsland - Art tour to Greek Islands

2002 - Herman Pekel

2002 - Joseph Zbukvic

2002 - Greg Allen


2013 – Todd Whisson

2008 - Lyn Diefenbach

2007 - Graham W Smith

2003 - Todd Whisson


2010 – Don Milner


2011 – Graphic Design Short Course at TAFE, Toowoomba

2001 – Success and the Business of Artwork, Christine Porter


2007- Present, Murray’s Art and Framing

Fulltime Sales Assistant, Product Management, Artistic & Framing Consultant,

Teaching classes and workshops in Watercolour

Australian Watercolour Muster test

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