Born in Melbourne in 1930, the distinguished Australian artist
Robert A. Wade has gained international acclaim. He has exhibited
with most of the major watercolour Societies in the world and
won important awards in many countries. He conducts workshops
regularly in Europe and the USA, inspiring his students with
his infectious enthusiasm and his consummate mastery of the watercolour
His work has received 12 major overseas awards in England, France
and USA, plus 93 awards in Australia. He was elected Artist of
the Year, Victorian Artists’ Society, 1985 and 1986 also
in 1986 he received the Advance Australia Medal for his outstanding
contribution to Australian watercolour and in 1988 he received
the Windsor and Newton Australian Bi-Centenary Award for watercolour.
On Australia Day, 2003, Robert received the “Medal of the
Order of Australia” for his promotion of Australian art
and art educator.
His work is represented in many public, corporate and private
collections throughout the world and he has exhibited with most
of the world’s watercolour societies as well as being published
in limited editions in London by Rosenstiel’s Fine Arts.
Robert contributes articles regularly to Australian Artist magazine
and other overseas art magazines. Wade’s two best selling
books, Painting More than the Eye Can See and Painting Your Vision
in Watercolour, plus his instructional video’s, Watercolour
Wade’s Way and Simply Watercolour, have all received world
wide acclaim. He lectures on the heritage of Australian watercolour
to many art societies around the world, earning himself the title
of the Unofficial World Ambassador of Watercolour. One of the
most respected artists of our time, his name is synonymous with
watercolour world-wide. Robert exhibits at Sorrento and Flinders
Fine Art Galleries on the Mornington Peninsula.
visit again. We will soon display new work fom this artist.