Profile on Artist - Steve Davidson
Steve Davidson was born in Africa and came to Australia with his family in 1961. He completed BSc (Hons) and MSc (Ecology) degrees at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, and he and his family now live in Canberra where he worked as a science writer, firstly with CSIRO, then freelancing. He was awarded an Associate Diploma of Visual Art (Wood) at the ANU and has been painting since 2006 with the benefit of tutelage by respected artists Helen Fitzgerald, Maria Boreham and Chan Dissanayake.
His special interest is representing Australian wildlife and habitats in watercolour, sometimes in an impressionistic manner, other times more realistically, while always endeavouring to capture the essential character of the subject. He is a member of the Artist’s Society of Canberra (ASOC), Wildlife & Botanical Artists Inc (WABA) and the Queanbeyan Art Society and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the region. He has received several awards, including the Peg Minty Prize for Landscape and Highly Commended Watercolour in the ASOC 2012 exhibition, equal First Prize in the Squares exhibition at Strathnairn in 2012, Second Prize for Watercolour in the Queanbeyan Art Society Secrets of the Molonglo 2012 Exhibition and the Australian Native Plant Society Award (for works featuring Australian native plants) in WABA’s 2013 Art of Nature Exhibition.
Steve can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ph: 0418 863248.