We are proud to showcase some of our member artists

Ted Lewis

Ted is a professional artist and has been painting for 35 years or so, mainly in oils and acrylics. He is much sought after as a tutor and demonstrator regularly holding workshops throughout country areas.

Ted says his first love is the Australian Landscape, with his special places including Central Australia and the Capertee Valley. He lives 15 minutes north-east of Orange where he has his studio surrounded by bush and wildlife with large gum saplings, tree covered hills, gullies and wildflowers this provides daily for his ongoing love of the bush.

Ted aspires to never stop learning, and that his painting will continue to evolve, change and improve.



Rosie Johnston

After completing a Graphic Design Course at Randwick TAFE in 1980/1981 Rosie had nine years in Canberra working as a designer and Art Director for the design and architectural studio, Quantum Ideas Bureau. Rosie started painting seriously in her mid 30's and found a special niche in the polo world. Her ability to paint horses is undeniable. Although originally working in water colours and smaller paintings, she eventually moved to a much larger format with her trade mark impressionist style using bold strong colours in acrylic. The majority of Rosie's works are commissioned pieces and when she has time she hosts exhibitions at her gallery.  W E B S I T E  

Margaret Nelson

I am a retiree, married with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have only recently discovered painting, thanks to one of our local painting group to whom I will always be indebted. It was rather daunting at first, but with her help and the help of the others in the group I persevered and now I love it. I can lose myself for hours while painting.

My first love is pastels but dabbled in most media and have recently discovered watercolour. Painting has opened up a new world for me, I am a living example that it is never too late to start new things.

Pamela Thompson

Pamela's love of painting and drawing began when she was about five and continues to this day. While at school she attended evening drawing and painting classes and later enrolled in East Sydney Technical College to further her studies. Over the last forty years Pamela has always belonged to several art societies and painting groups and has attended many workshops held by well-known artists. She has been influenced by our early Australian painters, her work is mostly traditional/realist with some impressionism, she works in all media but nowadays prefers drawing and watercolour. She works from her studio and loves to get outdoors when possible. Over the last twenty years or so she has tutored many budding artists, including children, high school students, adults and seniors. Pamela has exhibited in Sydney Show, Camberwell, Melbourne, Canberra and all the district art exhibitions and agricultural shows. She has had joint art exhibitions and been successful in winning many awards. She also had many commissions and painted murals and stage backdrops. She is well respected locally in her field of artist/teacher. Her works are in both private and public collections in Australia and overseas and is represented in the Condobolin Council Chambers.


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The Forbes Arts Society is the overriding body of Sculpture Down the Lachlan trail, Grazing Down the Lachlan (a foodie adventure) and ArtsWeb. For more information contact President of the Arts Society, Dr Karen Ritchie

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