Malcolm Webster

malcolm webster Oct 17 Cann RiverMalcolm started oil painting when he was eleven and continued this passion throughout his design career.  He also worked as a technical illustrator for the automotive and industrial sector, becoming a full time architectural illustrator from 1990 to 2000. In 1996 he entered his first art show winning the Sherbrooke Mc Cubbin Award and in 2000, he decided to become a full time professional painter.
Up to 2008, he held over 36 solo and group exhibitions, won over 100 first prizes alone for his distinct watercolours and had produced and sold over 700 works in watercolour, oil and mixed medium.
Malcolm lectured in Technical Illustration at Swinburne University, provides workshops and demonstrations for art societies and watercolour classes, including private tuition.
He has a particular interest in judging with an emphasis on design, draftsmanship, style, composition, technique and overall aesthetics.


Emma Gilette - Photography Judge:

My photography has been a continuous journey of self-discovery. I studied Fine Art and Education at Deakin University (graduating in 2006) and subsequently studied Photography and Digital Imaging at the Vega National College of Photography in Johannesburg (graduating in 2009).

During the past 10 years I have held many solo and group exhibitions of my paintings, drawings and photographs, selling more artworks than I can remember. Since 2009 I have worked as both an artist and a freelance photographer in my spare time, all around my teaching commitments. I now see photography as my true calling and have left teaching so I can pursue my dreams full time.