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 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.
|Australian Watercolour Institute||2019 through 1999|
|John Copes Watercolour Prize||2019|
|X11 International Watercolour Biennale, Mexico||2016|
|Across the Water: China-Australia – Modern Masters of Watercolour||2014-2015|
|Journeys West, Orange Regional Gallery||2014|
|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
|Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Melbourne||2003-1999|
|The Royal West of England Academy||1998|
|Tryon & Swann Gallery, London||1996, 1995, 1994|
|Society of Wildlife Artists, London||1996, 1994, 1990|
|Hidden Places, Creative Space, Northern Beaches, Sydney||2018|
|Birds and Other Animals, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney||2016|
|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 – Bathers’ 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|
|Elected to The Australian Watercolour Institute||1999||Elected to The Royal Art Society, NSW||2019|
|The Massachusetts Audubon Society|
|The National Trust, UK|
|Fauna and Flora International|