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Chris Postle
Chris was born in Kingaroy, Queensland in 1959. Much of his childhood was spent in the country in both Central and South East Queensland where he became fascinated with the wildlife he encountered.His mother, Norma, had studied art in her youth and encouraged Chris and his brother, Greg, to pursue their interests in art.On leaving school, Chris became a fitter and turner and worked for many years in the steel industry. He has also tried his hand as a farmer and a builder. He owned and operated a successful cleaning business for many years until a back injury forced him to seek a new career. Chris became a full time, professional artist in the late 1980s spurred on by the huge success his brother, Greg, was enjoying as a wildlife artist. His very first competition entry received the peoples choice award and a cheque for $15. Although the prize seemed insignificant at the time, it opened many doors for the budding artist.For more than five years, Chris owned and operated his own gallery in Hervey Bay. He helped finance and set up an art co-op with more than sixty art and craft patrons. There were numerous prizes and accolades for Chris but perhaps the most important of all was being awarded Champion Picture in The Noosa Art Show for Chloe Louise a portrait of his daughter.He was the resident artist and tutor for more than three years at The Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. He has tutored in acrylics and oils for a number of regional art galleries and societies including Noosa, Chinchilla and Monto.Chris now lives and works on Queenslands beautiful Sunshine Coast where he finds constant inspiration from the ocean and its inhabitants as well as the rainforests and local wildlife.He continues to win awards. In 2008, he was awarded second prize of $3,000 in the prestigious Darcy Doyle Landscape Competition.
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'Bush Tones'
Media:
Acrylic
Price:
$1100 AUD
Image Size:
75cm by 69cm
Stock no:
26122
'Coastal Impressions'
Media:
Acrylic
Price:
$2400 AUD
Image Size:
140cm by 100cm
Stock no:
26121
'Banksia Palette'
Media:
Acrylic
Price:
$1800 AUD
Image Size:
91cm by 122cm
Stock no:
26120
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"Natural Kaleidoscope"
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1650 AUD
Image Size:
106cm by 90cm
Stock no:
25955
"The Burn-off"
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1650 AUD
Image Size:
100cm by 100cm
Stock no:
25954