• Greg Postle
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  • 'Branching Out'
  • Greg Postle
  • Oil on Canvas
    (Original Artwork)
    450mm x 1050mm

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  • 'Bird on Canvas'
  • Greg Postle
  • Oil on Canvas Board
    (Original Artwork)
    510mm x 760mm

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Greg Postle

Greg was born in 1958 and grew up on a cattle property in Central Queensland. His mother encouraged art in the house and he left the station when he was fifteen years old to venture out on his own. He turned his hand to a variety of jobs and without any formal training began his painting career at the age of twenty-seven.

In his paintings Greg captures the essence of the birds while still maintaining accuracy of the species in his depiction. Greg is drawn to remote areas of Australia’s outback where there is stark contrast between the wet and dry seasons, harsh landscapes and beautiful birds. He studies all the wildlife, taking numerous photographs and then paints his interpretations.

He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading and most celebrated bird painters, Greg is renowned for his exquisite technique and an eye for immaculate detail. He is consistently able to instil an intangible quality into his work, which many believe has elevated him into the realm of master bird painter. With numerous sell-out exhibitions, Greg’s paintings continue to attract the attention of both Australian and international investors. His work has been selected for five consecutive years for the internationally acclaimed ‘Birds in Art’ exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in the USA. Greg’s work is held in private art collections around the world.

The harsh and remote natural environs of Australia provide some of the most spectacular visual imagery on the planet. I like to dedicate as much time as possible immersing myself into that space. Spending long periods of time in these remote and powerful landscapes with the exquisite birdlife and observing the elements at work, reveals to me the essence required to put together the images I create.

Fire. It can be profound and unsettling, bringing with it prolific life and beauty. It is an element I am becoming increasingly familiar with, using it in my work with great enthusiasm. Water, another component of my art for which I have a strong fascination. When it flows through the great flood plains of the outback, it brings with it abundant animal and bird life from all around the country.
These adventures always stir the emotions leaving me with a feeling of awe and a great respect for nature. They present me with an enriched awareness and endless visual memories, generating the passion and intention to bring these ideas to life on a canvas.

My creations represent what I see to be regular and mostly unobserved events happening throughout wild Australia. Very rarely will a painting show an image that I have actually seen; it will show the story I have created from my experiences within these moments of immersion in nature. This is my story telling.
I see my art as a visual documentation of the elements in our natural world, a world that may not be available to some of us, or our children, in the future.

2017
• Represented by Holloway Gallery, QLD Australia

2015
• Solo exhibition at Bromelton House, QLD Australia

2013
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia

2009
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia

2008
• Group exhibition ‘ Birds in Art’ Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA
• Bird in Art Catalogue by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA

2007
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia

2006
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia

2003
• Group exhibition ‘ Birds in Art’ Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA
• Bird in Art Catalogue by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA

2002
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition ‘ Birds in Art’ Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA
• Bird in Art Catalogue by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA

2001
• Group exhibition ‘ Birds in Art’ Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA
• Feather and Brush – Three Centuries of Australian Bird Art by Penny Olsen CSIRO
• Bird in Art Catalogue by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA

2000
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition ‘ Birds in Art’ Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Bird in Art Catalogue by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA

1999
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition ‘Wild Things and Wild Places’ Mount Coot-ha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Brisbane QLD
• Group exhibition ‘Wildlife in Art’ International Wildlife exhibition, Brisbane QLD
• Group exhibition ‘ Birds in Art’ Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Wildlife in Art International Wildlife Exhibition – Best Oil Painting
• Wildlife Art 18 November – Catalogue – Christies South Kensington
• Bird in Art Catalogue by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin USA

1998
• Group exhibition ‘Wild Neighbours’ Mount Coot-ha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Brisbane QLD

1997
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Wildlife in Art 97 QLD Museum – Best Bird Painting
• Wildlife Art News – May/June edition – Minnesota USA

1996
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia

1995
• Group exhibition at Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa QLD Australia
• Group exhibition ‘Wild Art 95’ at Currumbin, Gold Coast QLD Australia
• Wildlife in Art QLD Wildlife Artists Society Art Award – Best Oil Painting

1994
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition ‘Wildlife in Art’ Currumbin Sanctuary Conference Centre, Gold Coast QLD
• Group exhibition ‘Cape York and it’s Wildlife’ Cairns Civic Centre, QLD

1993
• Group exhibition Wildlife Exhibition, Western Galleries, Toowoomba QLD Australia
• Group exhibition ‘Gallery of Birds’ at Warana Festival, Brisbane Australia
• Group exhibition Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Melbourne VIC Australia
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Wildlife Society of Australasia – Best Oil Painting
• Wildlife Australia Winter edition – Wildlife Preservation Society of QLD

1992
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Melbourne VIC Australia
• Group exhibition Wildlife in Art, Queensland Museum, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Group exhibition Sunshine Coast Annual Art Show, Sunshine Coast QLD
• Wildlife in Art QLD Wildlife Artists Society Art Award – 1st prize
• Publication – Queensland Homes – ‘Flying Colours’ – Winter edition

1991
• Group exhibition ‘Art 91’ at St Marys College, Toowoomba QLD, Australia
• Group exhibition Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Melbourne VIC Australia
• Group exhibition James Hardie Wildlife Art Prize, State Library, Brisbane QLD (painting purchased by Artbank)
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Wildlife in Art QLD Wildlife Artists Society Art Award – 2nd prize
• Group exhibition Sunshine Coast Annual Art Show, Sunshine Coast QLD
• Sunshine Coast Annual Art Award – Peoples Choice Award

1990
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition ‘Leave Only Footprints’ at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD
• Group exhibition ‘Adelaide Festival of Arts Exhibition at Elders Fine Arts Gallery, SA, Australia
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia

1989
• Group exhibition REMM Art Award at McWirthers Art Space, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.
• REMM Art Award – Finalist
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Group exhibition Sunshine Coast Annual Art Show, Sunshine Coast QLD
• Sunshine Coast Annual Art Award – 1st prize

1988
• Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery, QLD Australia
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Group exhibition Sunshine Coast Annual Art Show, Sunshine Coast QLD
• Sunshine Coast Annual Art Award – Peoples Choice Award

1987
• Group exhibition QLD Wildlife Artists Society, Brisbane Australia
• Group exhibition Sunshine Coast Annual Art Show, Sunshine Coast QLD
• Sunshine Coast Annual Art Award – 3rd prize
• Robert Munz Art Award – 1st prize