About

 

 

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Guy has exhibited regularly in Australia since 1997 and his paintings have been selected for countless major shows and art prizes including the Waterhouse Natural History Prize,  The Blake Prize,  The Mosman Art Prize and the Salon des Refusés.  

Recently his watercolours have been on show in Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, and China.  

Prior to moving to Australia, Guy exhibited  in the UK and Europe and his paintings are held in many notable collections.

 

Guy Troughton


 

Guy Troughton is one of Australia’s most respected watercolour artists.  Best known for his beautiful bird, wildlife and landscape paintings, Guy’s work captures the spirit and essence of the natural world with a quiet intensity.  Imbued with mystery, his paintings have a calm, sometimes surreal quality to them. 

A fervent naturalist, Guy has travelled to many countries and spent countless hours seeking out his subjects in the wild.   He loves the challenge of painting  en plein-air (outdoors) where everything is unpredictable,  as well as in his studio.  

Guy promotes the medium of watercolour through the prestigious Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI) and also teaches watercolour classes and workshops – sharing his passion and knowledge with others.   

Born in the UK, Guy moved to Australia in 1997 and currently lives near Manly in Sydney with his wife Ellie and their two sons.

 

Guy at Dyrham Park

 


 

 Selected group exhibitions

Australian Watercolour Institute 2015 through 1999
Across the Water: China-Australia –  Modern Masters of Watercolour 2014-2015 
Tradition and Transformation, Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition 2012
Grand Festival of Asian Watercolour Painting, Busan, Korea 2010
1Xth Bienal Internacional de la Acuarela, Mexico 2012, 2010
Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale 2011, 2006
Mosman Art Prize 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005
North Sydney Art Prize 2011
Mortimer Prize 2011, 2010
Blake Prize 2006, 2005
Waterhouse Natural History Art prize 2005
Salon des Refusés: the alternative
Archibald and Wynne Prize selection
2003, 2002

Solo Exhibitions

Australian Birds – Warringah Creative Space, Sydney      2013             
Washed Away – Bathers’ Pavillion, Sydney      2012
Up Close – Bird Paintings – Bathers’ Pavillion, Sydney      2010
Crossing the Line – Mary Place Gallery, Sydney      2008
Sand, Sea and Four Small Birds – Bathers’ Pavillion      2008
The Water’s Edge – Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral, Sydney      2006
The Shark Net – Bather’s Pavilion, Balmoral, Sydney      2005
Leura Fine Arts, Blue Mountains      2004
House of Phillips Fine Art, Sydney      2002
Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney      1998             
Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney      1997             
Caroline J Spiers Gallery, (UK)      1993

Societies

Elected to The Australian Watercolour Institute 1999

Collections

The Massachusetts Audubon Society  
The National Trust, UK  
Fauna and Flora International


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