About Jos

 

Jos is a professional, award winning artist and has been painting and drawing from a very early age. Jos and his wife live and work in Mandurah. Jos grew up in the Wollongong area and moved to the Netherlands when he was 17. Jos and his wife spent 26 years in New Zealand and after their 4 children moved to Perth they decided to follow to Western Australia.

Since leaving art school in Holland Jos has been on a long journey of discovery as an artist. With several years of employment inbetween Jos has been a fulltime artist for over 25 years. The turning point in his career was the discovery of Spontaneous Realism. Jos loves painting spontaneously to let the colours form the picture. His works are in large format to allow him free movement and expression.

Inspirational art heroes are:  Howard Terpning, Rien Poortvliet, Voka, Francoise Nielly and Christian Hook.

His subject matter ranges from famous iconic people, and animal portraits, to city and landscapes.

Jos also accepts commission work.

You can find his art at these galleries:

 

Studio 281, Maylands, Perth AU

Margaret River Gallery, Margaret River AU

Boranup Gallery, Margaret River AU

Applecross Art Gallery, Applecross AU

 

Monterey Gallery, Howick, Auckland NZ

Black Door Gallery, Parnell, Auckland NZ

Red Peach Gallery, Napier NZ

Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington NZ

Exhibitions Gallery, Auckland NZ

Central Art Gallery, Queenstown NZ

 

Awards and Prizes:

 

             Alcoa and Pinjarra Rotary Art Prize  -  2017 Highly Commended

Williams Gateway Expo 2017 -  Highly Commended and the People's Choice Award

Mansfield District Racing Club Inaugural Equine Art Prize 2017 - Committee Prize  

Mandurah CrabFest 2017 Plein Air Competition - First Prize

Rotary Club of Warrandyte 2016 - Third Prize

City of Gosnells Art Award 2016 - First Prize Acrylic Section
Beverley Art Prize 2016 - Most Popular Award
Mornington Art Show 2016 - People’s Choice Award
Cliftons Art Award 2015 - People’s Choice Award
Stirling Art Award 2015 - People’s Choice Award
Bayswater Art Award 2015 -People’s Choice Award
Camden Art Prize 2015 - First Prize and Committees Choice Award
Beverley Art Prize 2015 - People’s Choice Award
City of Gosnells Art Award 2015 - People’s Choice Award
Mandurah Plein Air Artists Plus 2014 -First Prize and Peopless Choice Award
Perth Royal Art Show 2014 - Packers Prize plus Peoples Choice Award
Morawa Art Awards 2014 - People's Choice Award
City of Belmont Art Award 2014 - People's Choice Award
Singleton Art Prize, NSW 2014 - Packers Prize plus Peoples Choice Award
Mandorla Art Award 2014 - Finalist plus Peoples Choice Award
Rotary Club of Pinjarra Art Exh 2014 - Highly Commended plus Peoples Choice Award.
Rotary Club of Clare Art Exh. 2014 - Peoples Choice Award
Auckland Easter Show Art Award - painting 'Bob Marley' 2nd Prize, 2013
Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award - painting 'Audrey' accepted, 2013
Snells Beach Summer Art Exhibition - 2nd Prize, Professional, 2012
Cambridge Biennial Art Award - 1st Prize, 2012
Franklin Arts Festival - 3rd Prize in the Acrylic Category, 2011
Auckland Easter Show - 2nd Prize in the Oil Category, 2010
also 2nd Prize in the Small Painting Category, 2010
North Shore City Art Award - Merit, 2008
Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award - Popular Choice Award, 2007
Snells Beach Summer Art Exhibition - People's Choice Award, 2007
Cambridge Art Society Bi-Annual Art Award - People's Choice Award, 2006
Auckland Easter Show - 2nd Prize in the Oil Category, 2006
Snells Beach Summer Art Exhibition - 1st and 2nd Prize in the Professional Category, 2005
Snells Beach Summer Art Exhibition - 1st Prize, 2004
Cambridge Art Society Bi-Annual Art Award - 1st Prize, 2004
Auckland Easter Show - KG Fraser Award, Most Outstanding Painting, 2004
Auckland Easter Show - Gold Medal, Most Successful Artist, 2004
Auckland Easter Show - 1st Prize, Professional Oil, 2004
Snells Beach Summer Art Exhibition - Most Popular Vote, 2003
Waikato Pastel Society - 2nd Prize, 2003
Franklin Arts Festival - 2nd Prize, Miniature, 2003
Cambridge Art Society Bi-Annual Art Award - Merit Oil, 2002
Snells Beach Summer Art Exhibition - 1st Prize, 1996
Auckland Easter Show - Merit for Watercolour, 1995
Warkworth and District Soc of Arts - Viewers Choice, 1996
Warkworth A&P Soc - 1st for Watercolour, 1995
also 1st for Oil, 1995
Waitemata A&P Show - 2nd Prize for Watercolour, 1995