Born in Malaysia to Scots and Australian parents, Tweedie lives in Sydney while pursuing his artistic career and dormant passion for drawing and painting. His love of clouds and vibrant colours come from the Malay jungle. He then virtually lived in the National Gallery and Tate while officially undergoing a UK arts degree. After a period as a mining engineer and exploring the rich earth colours and ochres of the WA outback, he relocated to Sydney and finally discover its wonderful, contemporary-classical art schools. He completed four years formal training at Julian Ashton in the Rocks and the Royal Art School at Lavender Bay. He also has had the wonderful opportunity to do not once but four times of artist residency with Studio Escalier in France.
Education and Art Related Work Experience
1970 BA (Hons) Oxon, UK
1984 BE UNSW, Sydney, Australia
2010-11 Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, Australia.
2012-13 Royal Art Society of NSW Art School, Sydney, Australia.
2014-17 Artist Residency at Studio Escalier, France.
2017 Co-founder Artarmon Art Studios, Sydney, Australia.
2018 Embodied Landscapes, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney
Selected Art Prize Exhibitions
2018 Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Finalist
2017 Artists of Mosman – 2088, Mosman Art Gallery
2016 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Finalist
2015 Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, Finalist
2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi-Finalist
2014 NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize, Semi-Finalist, Parliament House, Salon des Refuses
2013 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Finalist
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 2nd International Life Drawing Marathon, Untitled Factory, Montmartre
2013-17 Mosman Art Society Members Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery
2015 Contemporary Painting, The Brick Lane Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2014 Collection Beaux-Arts Realiste, Pastel, Canada (digital exhibition)
2013 Australian Art Show, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
2013 Story of the Creative, New York (digital exhibition)
2012 Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London
2012-14 Lane Cove Art Award, Gallery Lane Cove
2012-16 Royal Art Society of NSW Art School Student and Teachers Exhibition, Lavender Bay
2010-17 Julian Ashton Art School Student and Teachers Exhibition, Sydney
June 2017 La Guía de arte y artistas “LEONARDO” 2017, Spain
Aug –Sep 2014 Visual Language Magazine, US