Michael Hodgkins is a landscape artist and oil painting teacher and Photographer from Perth, Western Australia.
Painting began for Michael as a child, being taught by his professional landscape artist father, George Hodgkins. Michael augmented this early training with tertiary studies in contemporary art and design. He has also used extensive self education to research and learn the properties and uses of traditional fine art painting materials, pigments & binders.
He works primarily in oils but has applied his hand at different times to Acrylic, Watercolour, Gouache and Pastel.
Michael has taught University extension courses, Landscape technique workshops and landscape oil painting classes.
When not painting, Michael indulges his parallel interest in landscape photography.
Michael’s work has been purchased by collectors from around the world, particularly those from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Prizes and Awards for Painting
First Prize – Oil Paintings category – Harvey Art Prize 2005
Artists Choice Awards – Honourable Mention – Landscape category – 2004
Artists Choice Awards – Runner up – Best new talent category – 2004
Multiple Awards – Top Ten Club – www.artwanted.com 2004
First Prize – Small Paintings category – Wagin Art Show 2001
Blue Rosette for outstanding work – Perth Royal Show 2000
Highly Commended – Harvey Art Prize 2000
First Prize – Goldfields Historical Event category – Goldfields Heritage Art Prize 1999
Highly Commended – City of Bayswater Art Acquisition Awards 1999
Second Prize – Oil or Acrylic category – Newdegate Art Exhibition & Competition 1999
Highly Commended – Cockburn Community & Cultural Council 25th Art Exhibition 1999
Highly Commended – The York Society (Inc) Art & Craft Awards 1999