Joseph Bezzina FRAS
Joseph has won the UTA Paint Your Way to Paris, Wagga Wagga Art Prize, North Sydney Prize and Camberwell Rotary Prize. He has received the Royal Art Society Medal of Distinction twice and the Thora Ungar Memorial Award. Joseph has also exhibited as a finalist in major art prizes such as Mosman, Salon des Refuses, Paddington, Mount Eyre Vineyard Prize and the NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
"My attachment with the landscape has always presented me with a rich source of subject matter. What has changed with my artwork over the years is more about the isolation, colour and the underlying lines and shapes that run through our landscape. When I paint en plein air, it reinvigorates the mind to see and capture, in a more fleeting way, the light, atmosphere and movement in the land before me.
What art means to me can best be summed up by Piet Mondrian who said, "The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel."