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Nepean Art Society invites artists to give demonstrations at "The Studio" throughout the year.

Participants need to register for demonstrations through this website.

There will be a cut-off time for registering for demonstrations. 

If members are not registered, there is a risk of not being able to attend due to large numbers of people turning up on the day.


The NAS is very pleased to announce that Stephen Travers has agreed to present our next demonstration. Stephen kindly opened our recent Spring Exhibition and we are looking forward to observing his techniques and showcasing his talents for us. 

In this demonstration Stephen will show how to capture the light filtering through the Australian bush, particularly focusing on creating depth in his work.

After doing art in high school Stephen thought about painting every day of his life, but did very little, and nothing after his early twenties. As he sat in traffic on the M4 twice daily he looked at the early morning or late afternoon light penetrating tree canopies and wondered how he could capture these effects in paint.

Photo: Zoe Elkington

In 2006 his eldest daughter’s HSC Art major work won the Art Express Major Sponsor’s Award – a year’s scholarship at the Julian Ashton Art School. While thrilled for his daughter, it was the strength of his envy at her opportunity which was the wakeup call for him to actually make time for art.

Two introductory art subjects at TAFE over two years gave a bit of consistency and direction before he settled into finally painting the tree canopies which had so entranced him.

Capturing the light, colour, shadows, textures and shapes of the Australian bush has been the consistent aim of his paintings. Tree canopies gave way to Gymea Lilies, Waratahs, and then an increasingly colourful and varied sample of Australian flora.

His works have been bought for both Australian and international private collections.

Since mid 2018, Stephen has also begun an extensive collections of drawings capturing the architecture of urban streetscapes.

Since 2018 Stephen has enjoyed four solo exhibitions. He is currently exhibiting until October 27 in a joint exhibition at the Everglades in Leura.


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VENUE: Nepean Art Society, 129 Henry St, Penrith

WHEN: Saturday 9th November, 2019

TIME:  2pm

COST: $5.00 for members, $7.00 non-members

To register and pay for the demonstration please click on this link: Stephen Travers demonstration





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