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Widolf, Marie

Illustration – Acrylic, Watercolour, Gouache, Pen and Ink Painting:

Marie Widolf – Marie is a Sydney-based illustration-artist and writer who has studied, worked and exhibited in the Tamworth and Newcastle region, and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. With a teaching degree, she has taught art in the disabilities field and at secondary level, and has taught at the Junction Neighbourhood Centre in Randwick, NSW. She is the author/ illustrator of the hardback release children’s’ picture-book Hugo and the Camels (1990), and illustrated the psychology textbook, The Hairy Bikie and Other Metacognitive Strategies, in 2020, which was recently published by Springer, New York.

Marie is an acrylic painter, but also uses watercolour, gouache, and pen and ink. Her artworks are recognized for their whimsical feel and her compositions often feature small mice wearing human clothing, and out on adventures! Marie has been a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize, and has sold many of her children’s themed paintings locally and overseas. She joined Randwick Art Society in 2009, and has exhibited her paintings in their annual Art, Photography and Craft Exhibitions at Little Bay, and in the Combined Art Societies Art Of Sydney Awards at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour.

Marie is represented by ArtSHINE Gallery, Pyrmont NSW. In 2017 she launched her socially-interactive cartoon-character named “Gertrude” in their group exhibition,“Eclectic”, and later featured 34 illustrations of Gertrude in her first solo exhibition at Waverley Library Galleries in 2018. Also in 2018, Marie was represented by ArtSHINE Gallery at the Surtex Trade Show in New York. Artworks of Gertrude can be viewed online in the ArtSHINE Gallery’s permanent collection, and her Gertrude merchandise is available @artshineplayground and via Marie’s website www.gertrudebymariewidolf.com and on social media: @gertrudebymariewidolf

Marie is currently preparing for her third solo exhibition to be held at Waverley Library Galleries, and at the The ArtSpace at Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, a fundraiser initiative where a percentage of her artwork sales will go towards purchasing state of the art medical equipment, and improve the quality of life for patients.