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Celebrated Painter Visits Bridgewater Lake Retirement Estate to Share Skills and Philosophy

on the Monday, June 24, 2024

Celebrated Painter Visits Bridgewater Lake Retirement Estate to Share Skills and Philosophy
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Bridgewater Lake Retirement Estate will host an exclusive hands-on workshop, run by celebrated Melbourne artist Ted Dansey next month. The acclaimed watercolour artist will visit the Roxburgh Park retirement community on Friday, 19 July, taking residents and other local artists through his artistic philosophy and the insights he’s gained throughout his career.

The 2007 Victorian Artist Society’s Artist of the Year winner has been practising art for most of his life, plying his talent across a wide range of fields while also taking home a list of sought-after artistic awards.

He studied watercolours with internationally renowned painter David Taylor in the early nineties with the medium continuing to be his favourite, though he does admit to dragging out the old oils on occasions.

On top of his Victorian Artists Society year prize, Mr Dansey has won the Moonee Valley Art Show Watercolour First Prize, Hobsons Bay Art Show 1st Prize for Watercolour and Best in Show St. Peter’s Art Show.

He has served as General Manager and has been named a Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society while also being a member of the Watercolour Society of Victoria and Hobson’s Bay Art Society.

Benetas General Manager Strategy, Infrastructure and Housing Bruce Webb said the workshop was a testament to the Bridgewater Lake residents’ collective passion for art. He said the community was eagerly awaiting this event, which would no doubt expand their artistic thinking and skillsets.

“The workshop and discussion will be a fantastic insight into one of Melbourne’s leading artistic minds,” Mr Webb said.

Mr Dansey said his artistic philosophy was “keep it simple”, highlighting his influences as John Singer Sargent, Edward Seago, Harold Herbert and RW Sturgess.

“I encourage everyone attending the workshop to come with an open mind, it will be a day to remember,” Mr Dansey said.

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