Biography

Linda Weil is a professional artist with over 30 year's experience in fine drawing and illustration. Begining with a career as Artsit/Illustrator for a variety of top Australian national magazines, she now exhibits her her work in a variety of galleries and exhibitions throughout Australia. Her engaging and detailed drawings of animals and nature studies have won numerous awards. The 2016 and 2017 Australian Geographic Art Calendar features some of Linda's award winning drawings. She has authored and illustrated 'How to Draw Lifelike Animals' and co-authored 'The Art of Drawing Animals' for the Internation art publisher, Walter Foster. As well, Linda has created a series of unique drawings promoting Derwent pencils and one of her works currently features on the tin of the Derwent Graphitint pencils. Linda teaches regular drawing classes locally in Victoria and a variety of workshops interstate.

   
 
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GALLERIES:
Linda's work is on exhibition at the
following galleries:

Old Post Office Seymour Gallery
50-52 Emily St (Old Hume Hwy)
Vic. Australia
Ph: (03) 9792 3170



UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS :

You will find Linda's art displayed at the
following Upcoming Exhibitions

2017 Annual Autumn Art EXhibition
31 March to 14 May
Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre
28 Mountbatten Ave, Bright VIC
Tel: 03 5750 1660

Drawing: The Essential Art
March 29 to April 30
AGRA Galleries
1 Inglesby Rd, Camberwell VIC
Tel:03 9882 5859

Kilmore Art Expo
April 7 - 9
Memorial Hall
Sydney St., Kilmore Victoria
Tel: 03 5782 1272

Coming soon:
Glorius Gippsland
Warranwood Art Show 2017

 

Major Awards
Best Contemporary Work:
Dromana Art Show 2016
Best Drawing:
ASMA(NSW)Annual National Awards Exhibition 2016
Best Pencil or other Media:
The Mornington Art Exhibition 2016
Finalist:
The Holmes Art Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Birdlife
2015
Best Drawing: 2015 Bright Autumn Art Exhibition
Best Drawing:
2014 Heart of Kingston Charitable Art Fund Show
Best Drawing:
Flinders Art Show 2013
Best Pastel or Drawing: Alexandra Rotary Easter Art Exhibition 2013
Best in Show: ‘Art of Nature’ 2013, 11th Annual Exhibition WABA
Best Other Work on Paper:
Dromana Rotary Art Show 2012
Best Traditional Wildlife Award
'The Art of Nature 2012' WABA 10th Annual Members Exhibition
Best Drawing
Flinders Art Show 2012
Overall Winner #1
(joint) Wildlife @ Discovery 2012
Best Other Work on Paper: Dromana Rortary Art Show 2011
Best drawing of subject of North Eastern Victoria, Wangaratta art show 2010
First Prize, Section IV, 2008 Leongatha Rotary Art Show
Best Other Medium under $1,000, 2008 Mount View Art Exhibition
2006 Geoff Douglas Memorial Award WASA 'Wild Awards'
Best Original Drawing, 2006 Bayside Art show
Best Drawing, 2005 Hamilton North Rotary Art Show
Gold Award, 2004 Pakenham/Cardina Shire Art Exhibition (Yakerboo)
Best Other Medium
, 2002 Dromana Autumn Art Show

Other Awards
Highly Commended:
Camberwell Art Show 2017
Highly Commended:
Glorious Gippsland Art Show 2017
Highly Commended:
2017 Sorrento Art show
Highly Commended:
2016 Australia Wild Project (1)
Highly Commended:
2016 Australia Wild Project (2)
Commended:
2016 AGRA Winter exhibition
Highly Commended: Moonee Valley Art Show 2016
Highly Commended: AGRA Animals in Art 2015

Highly Commended:
2015 Bendigo Easter Rotary Art Show
Highly Commended:
2014 National Miniature Art Exhibition
Commended: Austrailan Wild Awards 2014
Commended:
2014 AGRA Summer exhibtion
Highly Commended:
Hamilton North Rotary Art Show 2013
1st Runner Up -
AGRA Animals in Art 2013
Finalist:
Mortimore Prize, Dubbo 2013
Highy Commended:
HeART of Kingston Art Show 2013
Highly Commended:
Bayside Art Show 2013
Finalist and Commended:
A.G.R.A Drawing Exhibition 2013
Commended:
Portland Rotary Art show 2012
Commended:
2012 AGRA Summer AAL
Finalist:
Mortimore Prize, Dubbo 2012
Commended: AGRA Autumn General exhibition 2012
Highly Commended x 2/Commended x 1: 2012 AGRA Autumn AAL
Highly Commended:
Wildlife in Art 2012 - Queensland Wildlife Art Society
Highly Commended:
2011 Wangaratta Art Show
Commended:
2011 AGRA Summer show & Summmer AAL
Finalist: Mortimore Prize Dubbo, ‘Drawing Section’ 2011
Commended,
Alexandra Easter Art Show, 2011
Highly Commended,
Bright Autumn Art Exhibition, 2011
Commended,
2010 A.G.R.A. Spring Exhibition
Highly Commended,
Dromana Art Show 2009
Finalist:
Mortimore Prize, Dubbo 2009
Highly Commended,
Chelsea Rotary Art Show 2009
Highly Recommended,
2009 Corowa Art Show
Commended,
2008 Hamilton North Rothary Art Show
Highly Commended,
2008 W.A.S.A. Exhibition
Highly Commended,
2008 A.G.R.A Spring Exhibition
Finalist:
Mortimore Prize, Dubbo 2008
Highly Commended,
2008 Bayside Art Show
Highly Commended,
2007 Wangaratta Art Exhibition
Finalist:
Mortimore Prize, Dubbo 2007
Highly Commended,
2007 Chelsea Rotary Art Show (Drawing section)
Selected Entrant at the 2007 Dominique Segan Drawing Award,
Castelmaine State Festival
Highly Commended,
2006 A.G.R.A Summer Exhibition
Highly Commended,
2006 Hamilton North Rotary Art Show

Highly Commended,
2006 A.G.R.A Spring Exhibition 
Commended, 2006 Victor Harbour Art Show
Commended,
2005 A.G.R.A Autumn Exhibition

Selected Entrant at the 2005 Dominque Segan Drawing Award, Castlemaine State Festival
Commended, 2004 A.G.R.A Winter Exhibition
Commended,
2004 A.G.R.A. Summer Exhibition
Highly Commended,
2003 Warragul Rotary Art Show
Highly Commended,
2003 Chelsea Rotary Art Show (Drawing section)
Selected Entrant at the 2003 Dominque Segan Drawing Award,
Castlemaine State Festival
Commended
, 2002 A.G.R.A Summer Exhibition
Highly Commended, 2002 Dromana Rotary Art Show
Honourable Mention, 2002 Chelsea Rotary Art Show
Best Other Medium, 2002 Dromana Autumn Art Show
Highly Commended, 2001 Wildlife Art Society Annual Exhibition
Gold Medal, 13th National Print Awards
Silver Medal, 12th National Print Awards
Silver Medal, 11th National Print Awards
Bronze Medal, 8th National Print Awards

Artist Residency:
Fraser Island, June 2011
Fraser Island, January 2010
Exhibitions:
2015: Inspiration Wild at Sofitel with WAMA
2014: 'Drawn Together (again)'
2013: A.G.R.A. Drawing Exhibition
2012: A.G.R.A. Drawing Exhibition
Selected Entrant, Mortimore Prize, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
2011: A.G.R.A Drawing Exhibition
2010: A.G.R.A. Drawing Exhibition
June 2009: A.G.R.A. Drawing Exhibition
July 2008: ‘Drawn Together’ KAG Art Gallery (with students of Linda Weil)
April 2008: A.G.R.A. Drawing Exhibition
Oct-November 2006: WASA ‘Wild Awards’ Selected and Juried Exhibition
May 2006: A.G.R.A. Drawing Exhibition
June 2005: Eltham/Wiregrass Gallery Wildlife Art Exhibition
May 2005: A.G.R.A. Drawing Exhibition
May 2004: A.G.R.A. Inaugural Drawing Exhibition
June 2004: Eltham/Wiregrass Gallery Wildlife Art Exhibition
April 2004: ‘Drawn In’, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery (with Janet Matthews)

Published Work:
Featured artist 2016 Australian Geographic Society Art Calendar 'May'
'Drawing Lifelike Subjects' - Step by Step Studio - Co-Author - Walter Foster Publishing, July 2009
'The Art of Drawing Animals' Co-Author - Walter Foster Publishing September 2008
‘Drawing Made Easy – Realistic Animals’ – Walter Foster Publishing, May, 2008
Victorian Lifestyle Property - Traditional and electronic illustration published 2002 - 2004
‘Just Like Me’ - Electronic/digital illustrations – A Christian Education children’s book, Vital Publications, 1999
Your Garden Magazine - Traditional Watercolour and electronic illustration published on a monthly basis 1992-98

Societies
‘The 30 Realists’ - Dubbo - Exhibiting Member
Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) - Exhibiting member
Victorian Artists Society - Exhibiting member
Wildlife and Botanical Artists Inc. - Exhibiting member
QWASI (Queensland Wildlfie Artist Society Inc) - Exhibiting member
Mentone-Mordialloc Art Group - member and tutor
Australian Guild of Realist Artists - Signatory member
Bird Life of Australia - Founder member
FOTZ - member