Welcome to Montville Art Gallery

Ken Wenzel
Ken Wenzel was born in Brisbane in 1930. He commenced painting at the age of fourteen, using a limited palette - paints left to him by his mother who had painted as a hobby. At the age of fifteen he won The Sunday Mails childrens art competition as well as a "Highly Commended".The same year, Ken commenced his first job, painting costume jewellery. This remained his principal source of income for several years. During this period he won first prize in the R.N.A. show for four consecutive years. He was also successful with photographic awards.Always motivated to improving his artistic skill, he used his spare hours painting to satisfy his ambition to create beauty with his brushes and paints. He is a nature lover with a deep affection for the Australian landscape and coastline, which he captures on canvas in minute detail. His particular ability is to render the interplay of light and shade in his work.Ken began life as a full-time professional artist in 1974. He is completely self-taught. Since turning professional, he has won many more art prizes and has had numerous solo exhibitions in Sydney and Brisbane. Ken lives on the crest of the Conondale Range near Maleny, an area that has featured in many of his paintings. Ken has travelled extensively around Australia and feels deeply satisfied when he can transfer the scene he has explored onto canvas.Apart from his painting, Ken practices Teleradiesthesia, the art of predicting underground water supplies, their quality, rate of flow and direction of flow.Ken officially retired as a full-time artist at the end of 1993 following a very successful last exhibition at Montville Art Gallery. He continues to paint only as a hobby.
"Mt. Crookneck"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$2590 AUD
Image Size:
40cm by 50cm
Frame Size:
55cm by 65cm
Stock no:
26055
"Pineapple Farm"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$2300 AUD
Image Size:
35cm by 50cm
Frame Size:
47cm by 62cm
Stock no:
26054
"Falls Creek"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3100 AUD
Image Size:
45cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
60cm by 75cm
Stock no:
26053
'Isis River, South of Nundle'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3300 AUD
Image Size:
46cm by 61cm
Frame Size:
58cm by 73cm
Stock no:
25757
'Gum Tree Study'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3300 AUD
Image Size:
46cm by 61cm
Frame Size:
58cm by 73cm
Stock no:
25756
'Distant Storm'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3300 AUD
Image Size:
46cm by 61cm
Frame Size:
58cm by 73cm
Stock no:
25755
'Booloumba Creek'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3300 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 46cm
Frame Size:
73cm by 58cm
Stock no:
25754
'Seascape Nr Nelson Bay'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3300 AUD
Image Size:
46cm by 61cm
Frame Size:
58cm by 73cm
Stock no:
25753
'Landscape Nr Broken Hill'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3300 AUD
Image Size:
41cm by 61cm
Frame Size:
58cm by 73cm
Stock no:
25752
Mt Pleasant'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3300 AUD
Image Size:
46cm by 61cm
Frame Size:
58cm by 73cm
Stock no:
25751
'Gum Study, Flinders Ranges'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3100 AUD
Image Size:
40cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
52cm by 74cm
Stock no:
25750
'Ormiston Pound'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$1450 AUD
Image Size:
25cm by 29cm
Frame Size:
37cm by 42cm
Stock no:
25747
'Scene From Binna Burra'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3100 AUD
Image Size:
45cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
58cm by 73cm
Stock no:
25190
'Middle Arm, Tweed River'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$3100 AUD
Image Size:
45cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
60cm by 75cm
Stock no:
25189
'Coastal Scene'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$2900 AUD
Image Size:
40cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
53cm by 73cm
Stock no:
25185
'River Red Gum Tree Study'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$2900 AUD
Image Size:
40cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
55cm by 65cm
Stock no:
25184
'Landscape, Capertee Valley'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$2900 AUD
Image Size:
40cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
55cm by 75cm
Stock no:
25182
'Low Tide, Fingal'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$2700 AUD
Image Size:
40cm by 50cm
Frame Size:
53cm by 63cm
Stock no:
25179
"Point Danger"
Media:
Oil
Price:
$2700 AUD
Image Size:
45cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
59cm by 73cm
Stock no:
23856
"Wintertime Fisherman"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$1750 AUD
Image Size:
36cm by 46cm
Frame Size:
55cm by 65cm
Stock no:
22491
"Old Butcher Shop - Rosewood"
Media:
Oil on stretched canvas
Price:
$1650 AUD
Image Size:
53cm by 63cm
Frame Size:
34cm by 44cm
Stock no:
19950