Vivi Palegeorge

About Vivi:

Vivi was born in Melbourne in 1963 and her love for drawing and painting began at an early age.

She studied science at Monash University, graduating with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology.  After several years working in a medical laboratory, Vivi  resigned from her diagnostic career and moved from inner city Melbourne to Bayside Beaumaris to raise her young family. 

Her proximity to the sea and  natural beauty of Bayside,  inspired Vivi to reconsider her primary passion and that was to paint.

She took the opportunity to take classes in the key mediums of  watercolour, acrylic and oil for a number of years which started a focus on painting that has been her passion for the last twenty years.  In that time Vivi also applied her talent and love for painting and sharing her passion by branching out into teaching and mentoring her own classes. 

Vivi has enjoyed and continues to enjoy painting the seaside and bay scenes, but has also developed a talent for capturing city scenes, reflections, rural landscapes, figurative work, and still life. In fact anything that will capture the light and her inspiration at the time.

She has been a member at Brighton, Beaumaris and Mentone-Mordialloc Art Groups for many years and teaches both acrylic and watercolour at Blanc Canvas Studios in Hampton, mixed media and acrylic at Mentone Mordialloc Art Group and  oil at Brighton Art Society. 

Her work can be seen at Without Pier Gallery in Bay Rd Cheltenham, Brialyn Boathouse Gallery, Frankston, Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet, Blue Dog Gallery, Beaumaris and Ecliptic Gallery in Armadale.  In 2006, Vivi was accepted as a full member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, where she is currently involved as a committee member with a keen interest in arranging forums to inspire current and budding artists.  Vivi is also a member of the Australian Watercolour Society and the Victorian Artists Society.

She  has received many awards and continues to participate in many art shows. In addition to teaching and her exhibition work, Vivi also undertakes commissions for  local, interstate and international clients. 

In October 2013, her painting titled “Sandringham Yacht Club Vista”, was nominated as a finalist for the Australian Mortimore Art Prize and is currently travelling around the country with other finalist paintings.

Vivi was also  nominated as one of thirty artists to participate in 2013`s Victorian Artist Of The Year Award, for Victorian Artist Society. 

Visit her website ( www.vivipalegeorgeart.com.au ) for more information.

Classes:

  • "Acrylics" - Monday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon