Artist Richard Klekociuk

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I graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art (Australia) in 1971, and I’m currently based in Port Macquarie, Australia. I have been a practicing artist, teacher and art judge for over 40 years.
Coloured pencil is mypreferred medium since 1986 and I have won numerous awards, often in open company. I was a Glover finalist (Australia’s richest annual prize for landscapes) in 2009 and 2014, and the Bay of Fires Art Prize in 2015, 2017, 2018.
In 2014 I was awarded Master Pencil Artist Status by the Canadian Pencil Society and Master Status in 2018 by the  Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia.
I am an Ambassador for Caran d'Ache in Australia and the majority of artwork on this site has been created using Caran d'Ache coloured pencils.
My art is inspired by the Australian landscape. Mark making, weathering, ‘landscape memory’, decay, pattern, abstraction, colour and shape are of particular interest to me. 
I am also keenly interested in archival pen drawing and digital art as I find they both compliment my coloured pencil work.
Solo Exhibitions in Tasmania, Australia Since 2009:
2020 - Feature Artist, Stillwater Restaurant, Launceston, Tasmania.
2018 – “Eklektic”, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, Tasmania.
2016 – “Colour Fields”, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, Tasmania.
2015 – “The Shock of the View”, Table Cape Gallery, NW Tasmania.
2014 – “Colour Shock”, Brave Art Gallery. Longford.
2014 – The Artists’ Wall, Supreme Court, Hobart.
2014 – “Landscape Precis” – The Brave Art Gallery, Longford.
2013 – “Rocking On – My Gap Year” – Providore Mill Gallery Launceston.
2010 – “The Truth About Coloured Pencils” – Lady Franklin Gallery, Hobart.
2009/10 – “Another Slice”, Banjo’s Bakery, Kings Meadow, Launceston.
2009 -  “Recent Drawings”, Scottsdale Art & Framing Gallery, Scottsdale.
2009 – “Bread”, Café Eleven, Launceston
Website: www.artkleko.com
Blog: www.artkleko.wordpress.com
2018 – Finalist, Bay of Fires Art Prize, St. Helens, Tasmania.
2018 – Second Prize & Judges’ Commendation, Heaven Art Gallery Awards, USA.
2017 – Recognition Prize, Palm Art Award, Germany.
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