VICTORIA ROLINSKI
En plein air artist
Victoria Rolinski was born in Adelaide and grew up at Henley Beach South where she still resides today overlooking the beautiful local coastline.

Victoria has an inherent love of our great Australian landscape that can be seen in her impressionistic paintings. She relishes painting the sand dunes along the coastline of our great State of South Australia and has empathy with coastal protection and conservation of the dunes. “Painting plein-air is the most rewarding and enjoyable way of painting. I have a heightened awareness of everything around me including perspective, light and atmosphere,” she says. Victoria believes the infinite beauty of nature is only revealed when painting outdoors. “I want the painting to feel spontaneous and of the moment. Brushstrokes to be instinctive, spirited and textural. This is easier to achieve outdoors where there is a greater urgency because of the constraints of time, light and weather. I strive to paint with an observant eye and a loose hand!” Her greatest reward is the warmth of the viewer’s response when they see her work, which she hopes translates and expresses her feelings towards our beautiful country.

Art has always been a passionate interest. Victoria was chosen as the first female cadet employed by the S.A. Police Department, joining as an artist at the age of 18 years and later becoming a Police Officer.

Victoria now works as a full time artist and has had great success in her exhibitions. Her work is represented in many public and private collections throughout Australia and she is heartened and encouraged by the response and the accolades received in appreciation of her work. “Painting to me is not only a passion but an obsession. People owning original paintings are definitely the lucky ones! They seem to live and breathe any day over a print.”

2005 – BEST IN SHOW - BLACKWOOD ROTARY ART SHOW
2009 – OVERALL MAJOR WINNER ‘Postcards at the Bay’
2009 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Bay Discovery Centre
2009 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Walkerville Art Show
2010 – RUNNER-UP ABC 891 ‘Masterpiece of Paris’ Portrait Exhibition
2010 – FIRST Merit Award- Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition
2011 – FIRST PRIZE PORT ROTARY SHOW – MARITIME section
2011 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Bay Discovery Centre
2011 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Glenside Art Exhibition
2011 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Tea Tree Gully Art Exhibition
2011 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Walkerville Art Show
2012 - VICTOR HARBOR ART SHOW – SILVER AWARD
2012 - LAKE ALEXANDRINA ART PRIZE – 3rd
2012 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD –Shared – Glenside Art Exhibition
2012 - BLACKWOOD ROTARY ART SHOW- 3rd
2013 - HIGHLY COMMENDED – CAMPBELLTOWN ART SHOW
2013 - HIGHLY COMMENDED – CAMBERWELL ART SHOW, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
2013 - TWO HIGHLY COMMENDABLES – Blackwood Art Show
2013 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Tea Tree Gully Art Exhibition
2013 – BEST IN SHOW – WALKERVILLE ART SHOW
2013 – HIGHLY COMMENDED – ADELAIDE CATHEDRAL ART SHOW
2014 – FINALIST – WATERSHED ART PRIZE
2014 - WATERSHED ART PRIZE — PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
2014 - HIGHLY COMMENDED – Blackwood Art Show
2014 – THIRD PRIZE – THE GULLY ARTS SHOW
2015 - VICTOR HARBOR ART SHOW - The Phil Hoffman Award
2015 - GOOLWA ART SHOW - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
2015 - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - Glenside Art Show
2015 - FIRST PRIZE - Best Landscape/Seascape ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
2015 - BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW - ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
2015 - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
2015 - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - Walkerville Art Show
2015 - BEST PAINTING 'Celebrating Nature' ADELAIDE CATHEDRAL ART PRIZE
2015 - FIRST PRIZE OPEN - PORT ART SHOW
2016 - VISITOR'S CHOICE AWARD - PORT ART SHOW
2016 - ACQUISITIVE GOLD AWARD - VICTOR HARBOR ART SHOW
2016 - YORKE PENINSULA ART BIENNALE SHOW - 3rd OPEN Section
2016 - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - YORKE PENINSULA BIENNALE ART SHOW
2016 - WINNER BEST Oil/Acrylic CAMPBELLTOWN ANNUAL ART SHOW
2016 - HIGHLY COMMENDED - BLACKWOOD ART SHOW
2016 - BEST LANDSCAPE/SEASCAPE - FIRST PLACE ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
2016 - FIRST PRIZE WINNER AQUISITIVE PRIZE -  ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
2016 - BEST PAINTING Oil/Acrylic - WALKERVILLE ART SHOW
2017 - VICTOR HARBOR ART SHOW - AQUISITIVE SILVER AWARD
2017 - FLAGSTAFF HILL ART SHOW - TRADITIONAL FIRST PRIZE AWARD
2017 - HIGHLY COMMENDED - WALKERVILLE ART SHOW
2017 - HANGER'S PRIZE - CATHEDRAL ART PRIZE & EXHIBITION
2018 - THE VICTOR HARBOR ART SHOW - THE PROFESSIONALS AWARD
2018 - WEST TORRENS ART PRIZE FINALIST
2018 - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - WEST TORRENS ART PRIZE
2018 - BEST IN SHOW - BLACKWOOD ART SHOW
2018 - FIRST PRIZE BEST LANDSCAPE/SEASCAPE ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
2018 - GLENSIDE LIONS ART SHOW - MERIT AWARD
2018 - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - WALKERVILLE ART SHOW
2005 – 2018 Numerous HIGHLY COMMENDABLE AWARDS


Solo Exhibition – October 2010 LOMBARD GALLERY
Solo Exhibition- April 2011 WAVERLEY HOMESTEAD, WILLUNGA
Numerous Group Exhibitions – Artworx Gallery
Group Exhibition Loreto Spring Art Show
Group Exhibition St. Ignatius College
POSTER: 'Wish you were here...' Postcards Exhibition at the Bay 2010
JUDGE: Flagstaff Hill Art Show 2013
GUEST ARTIST: VICTOR HARBOR ART SHOW 2018

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