Clive Sinclair FVAS
I commenced painting with John Lennox in 1973 at his studio in Brighton. It was a life painting, oil painting of figures and landscape painting which included En ·Plein Air trips to both the coast and bushlands.
In 1974 I began tonal painting with Max Casey for 12 months after which I travelled to Europe to study the Old Masters for 12 months including 3 months in Copenhagen at an Art Schoof. I arrived back in Melbourne and recommenced painting with Max Casey for a further 2 years then went on to study at Prahran Fine Art School.
When I turned professional, I worked in watercolour, oils and acrylics and began exhibiting at the Victorian Artiists Society and in 2018 I became a Fellow of VAS. I won numerous awards including Victorian Artists Society Artist of the year in 2011 and one of my paintings is featured on the front ·cover of 100 years book of the Society.
I was elected to the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society.
I taught painting at the Mentone Art Group for 25 years, Brighton Art Society for 20 years, Beaumaris Art Group for 10 years and 2 years at the Victorian Artists Society and lectured on Clarice Beckett and her life (Beaumaris).
My paintings have been selected for numerous exhibitions including the Len Fox Award at Castlemaine Regional twice, John Glover Award in Tasmania and the Fabriano Watercolour Exhibition in Italy, Launceston Art Society and Alice Bale Award.
I have opened and judged numerous exhibitions and art shows throughout Australia.
I am known for my delicate small water colours mostly painted at dawn or twilight in the landscape.
Jean-Philippe Weibel (JP) - Photography Judge
Born and raised in the Swiss Alps I started photographing the mountains that I so enjoyed climbing. After migrating to Australia, I joined the Caulfield Photographic Society in 1987 where I continued my interest in many types of photography, but mainly landscape, both in Australia’s remote areas and overseas.
I have assisted CPS with its annual Introduction to Photography course for over 25 years, convened judging panels and have been involved as a Committee Member of the Club.
My judging experience started with being on CPS judging panels in the early 1990’s. This led to me judging VAPS, Nationals, and visiting and judging many Clubs throughout Victoria.
I was awarded Life Membership of the Caulfield Photographic Society, in 2010 the VAPS ‘Service to Photography’ Medal and in 2017 I was awarded the 30 year medal
I have been an Australian Photographic Judges Association member since its inception. I was the Vice-President until 2020, and hold a Licentiate accreditation in APJA