Hettie Rowley
was born in South Africa, where she obtained a diploma in graphic design. After graduating, she began her career working for Graphic Design Companies and for Performing Arts companies including the State Theatre in Pretoria.

She soon expanded her expertise into fine arts and particularly into painting portraits and wildlife in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolour and pastels.

She also practiced sculpting and was commissioned by a commercial company to produce sculptures of African wildlife which were used as the basis of commercial products.

In 2007 Hettie was selected to be a member of the Watercolour Association of South Africa with which she participated in a number of successful exhibitions.

In 2010, Hettie came to Australia with her husband, and since then she has integrated into the Australian arts community, teaching and exhibiting in Perth, where she established weekly art classes and taught in a variety of mediums including watercolour, pastels and pencil.

As an extension of these classes she also established weekly Life-Drawing sessions.

She teaches students of all ability levels and their work may be seen on the website she set up for the classes at: www.artclassesperth.com

Hettie is a member of the Watercolour Society of Western Australia (see her here www.watercolourswa.org.au/hettie-rowley)

Two years ago, she moved to Brisbane where she has become a member of the Pastel Society of Australia (see her here: www.ozpastels.com.au/hettie-rowley/), The Watercolour Society of Queensland and of the Royal Queensland Art Society.

You can visit her new website here: www.hettierowley.com.au.

Recent Awards include:
  • First Prize Barbara Alexandra Award PSA Annual Award show 2015:
  • People’s Choice Award: PSA Annual Award show 2015
  • People’s Choice Award: Pastel Society Australia 2016
  • First Prize Mixed Media: Selection Exhibition, Joondalup Gallery Perth WA.



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