Paul McDonald Smith OAM FVAS FRSA
Paul started painting in his early teens influenced by the work of Australian artist Sir William Dargie. Since then he has made full-time a career of painting in the tradition of tonal impressionism, mostly in oil.
Paul studied Fine Art at RMIT, undertook extensive private study (1973-79) and received the 1986 Camberwell Travel Scholarship for European Study.
Exhibiting since 1974, Paul has conducted painting classes and workshops since 1977. He has judged innumerable art competitions throughout 5 states of Australia and is frequently invited to lecture and demonstrate to art societies.
Known for his paintings of flowers and still life, Paul’s work includes landscape, portrait and figure painting. He has won many awards including the “VAS Artist of the Year” in 2001 and is represented in Public, Institutional and Private collections throughout Australia. Awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2005 for services to the Visual Arts as a painter and lecturer.
Past president of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society he is a Fellow, past president and Honorary Life Member of the Victorian Artists Society.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts London, Chairman of the A.M.E. Bale Scholarship 2003-2014, he is past president of the Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group, Life Member of the Box Hill Art Group and Honorary member of the Hobsons Bay Art Society.
Author of Mavericks and Masters - the 100 year history of the TMPS, his bibliography includes: Who’s Who in Australia, State Library of Victoria - Oral History Interview Archive DVD recording, VAS Journal, many editorial, biographical, curatorial and instructional publications.
Tony Harding Photographer, AAPS, AFIAP - Photography Judge
Tony Harding has been a member of Caulfield Photograhic Society for around 15 years. Whilst having a passion for landscape photography, he has widened his interest to many other genres including portraiture, architecture, street photography and creative. Through numerous national and international acceptances and awards, Tony obtained his Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (AFIAP) Honours in 2013 and AAPS Honours from the Australian Photographic Society (APS) in 2014.
Tony won the national Macquarie Photographic Prize (People) in 2015 and has had his photographic work shortlisted and exhibited in City of Kingston’s LENS Mist and Melbourne Open House collections. He has had work published in Australian Photography and various other magazines in both Australia and overseas. Tony is an active member of Australian Photographic Judges Association based in Melbourne, having completed training to level 4 to support his continued judging of club, inter-club and national photographic competitions like Pakenham and VAPS Interclub.
His photographic gallery, blog and awards are at WWW.TONY-PHOTOS.COM.