Salwa Woodroffe ARAS
Painting has been a hobby of Salwa's since her early childhood. However, in 1997 she decided to retire from her academic career of 23 years and devote her time fully to advancing her painting. Since then, Salwa has studied fine art at the Wollongong TAFE, attended a number of short art courses at the Sydney Art School and many workshops by a variety of prominent artists. She has had many solo and group exhibitions and been awarded a number of prizes for her work including more than 13 first prize and many second, third, highly commended and people's choice awards (please see her website for further details). In addition Salwa's paintings have been published in the International Contemporary Artist, 2014, Vol IX and contributing seven articles for the Australia Artist magazine about her paintings techniques.
Salwa paints in the style of an impressionist realist. She love to paint from plein air or life. Her portfolio includes a range of portraits, landscapes, seascapes and figurative works. While she has used a number of different painting mediums, her favourite is oil colour. Salwa is an associate member of the Royal Art society of NSW, Oatley 101 Art Society, St George art Society and Kiama Art Society.