Greg Hansell: Earth Pastels
06 - 28 June 2015


Greg Hansell lives on the historic Peninsula area of Windsor, and many of the sites he paints are within walking distance from his studio overlooking the Hawkesbury River.

Greg has been a full-time artist since 1980 in the traditionalist or realist school of Australian painting. His medium is pastel and he uses a combination of handmade earth pastels and Schmincke pastels. Greg Hansell describes his earth pastels as hand made, only from rocks and clays with no commercial pigment, binder or additive used in their manufacture... permanence has been tested to the ultimate rating.

Hansell is a fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, and over 20 times in the Dobell Drawing Award, The Wynne prize and Salon de Refuses.

Collections: Historic Houses Trust Collection; Nepean River County Council; Hawkesbury City Council; Camden City Council; Jeffrey Smart collection; late Mervin Horton collection; Commonwealth Art Bank; Coles Myer collection; ANZ Bank collection; Prime Ministers’ collection; University of Western Sydney; New England Regional Art Museum Armidale; Mosman Regional Art Gallery.

Private Collections: Australia and Internationally.