Featured Artists for 2020 Sorrento Art Show hosted by the Rotary Club of Sorrento

Julie Goldspink

Recently I have been working on Yupo and Watercolour Canvas and have been focusing on the behavioural qualities between the water and pigment on these surfaces. The outcomes in all instances are vibrant, spontaneous and exciting. My other works are in Oils, Acrylic and Pastel which vary from abstract to Impressionism. My latest foray in Watercolour is mixing it with black ink and collage, which is creating wonderful mood and mystery. My overall aim is to provoke the viewers imagination.

When I am on my plein air painting tours, all my small paintings are preliminary works, mainly for scaling up later. Naturally watercolour is the ideal medium along with many pencil and pen sketches, when travelling which I encourage with my students. Working with watercolour trains you to work fast and hone your skills of observation and memory for studio painting later.

Born in Kingston, South Australia Julie Goldspink studied oil painting and drawing at Tafe College for two years, acquiring Certificates for both. Later she attended Charles Sturt University to study a BA of Fine Arts majoring in textiles and oil painting. During this time, she was also studying Watercolour with Joseph Zbukvic and Portrait painting at Mitchell College part time with some of Australia’s leading artists, for example Joshua Smith and Reg Campbell.

Julie’s first Solo was at Everglades Gallery in 1994 where she continued to hold many more. After moving south to Melbourne in 2011, she held two Solo Exhibitions at Brialyn Boathouse Gallery.

Group Exhibitions have been numerous over the years, two of note are PMRG Glasshouse “Living on the Edge” and more recently selected members of the Victorian Watercolour Society Exhibition at the Dalian Art Museum, China in 2016. Julie is now represented at the Museum.

Julie has been the recipient of many prominent Awards including the Singleton Art Prize for Contemporary Watercolour and is represented in Private Collections in Australia and Overseas.

Elected member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 2014. Julie lives and works in Melbourne.

Jo-Anne Seberry

Jo-Anne is a Melbourne Artist and is well known for her unique interpretation of colour, light and technical expertise. Her subjects are varying and are all depicted with a love and sensitivity of her subjects and can range from local Sorrento beach scenes to Venetian Canals, Tuscan Landscapes, portraits and nudes.

Jo-Anne has studied overseas in Europe and USA where she studied with master pastellist, Daniel Green, in New York.

Jo-Anne has won many awards including the Pastel prize twice at Camberwell Rotary Art Show and has won two awards in the “Pastel Journal” (April 2008 and 2009), top 100 paintings competition in the US. Some of her paintings have been reproduced for the covers of Novels and Calendars and she has also had a Painting published in the “Best of Pastel II” in the US.

Jo-Anne is a full member of the American Pastel Society of America in New York and has been selected twice to exhibit in their annual exhibitions, where she won the Board of Directors Award in 1990.

She has taught for the CAE and now teaches at her home studio and often is asked to do painting demonstrations for Art Societies, she also judges at local Art Shows. She has held solo and joint exhibitions.


1988 Second Prize, Aust Bi-Centennial Art Show: Red Hill Art Show
First Prize in Pastel in following Art Shows

1989 Bellarine Peninsula Art Show; Wesley Art Show; Finalist in Travel Scholarship – Camberwell Rotary Art Show

1990 Camberwell Rotary Art Show Pastel Prize; Board of Directors Award, American Pastel Society New York

1991 Finalist in Camberwell Rotary Art Show-Travel Scholarship

1992 Sorrento and Mornington Rotary Art Shows;

1993 Waverley Rotary Art Show

1994 Sorrento Rotary Art Show

1995 Waverley and Chelsea Rotary Shows; St Kevins Art Show

1998 Camberwell and Berwick Rotary Art Shows

1999 Sorrento, Alexandra, Box Hill Rotary Art Shows and Mt Waverley Art Show.

2000 Mornington, Bayswater and Box Hill Rotary Art Shows

2001 Bayswater and Dandenong Rotary Art shows

2002 Ivanhoe Rotary Art Show and Mount Waverley Art Show

2003 Sorrento Rotary Art Show, Mt View and Mt Waverley Art Shows

2004 Sorrento, Chelsea, Alexandra Rotary Art Shows, Derinya & St Kevins Art  Shows    

2005 Sorrento and Alexander Rotary Art Shows

2006 Mt View and Alexander Art Shows

2007 Sorrento Art Show

2008 “The Pastel Journal” USA Honourable Mentions in Landscape, Portrait and Figure Categories

2009   “The Pastel Journal: USA Honourable Mention in Landscape Category

2011 St Kevins Art Show

2012 St Kevins Art Show, Mt View Art Show

2013 Mt View “Peoples Choice Award”
Box Hill Rotary, Best Works On Paper & Peoples Choice.
Casey Rotary Art Show – Best In Show

2014 Bayswater Rotary Art Show  – Best Pastel and Peoples Choice Award
Williamstown Rotary, Best Pastel
Werribee Rotary, Best Pastel,  and Peoples Choice Award

2015 Portland Rotary, Best in Show
Mt View Art Show, Best Pastel
Yakkerboo Art show, Best Pastel, People’s Choice Award

2016 Sorrento Rotary, Best Pastel
Alexandra Rotary, Best Oil
Flinders Art Show, Best Pastel
Portland Art Show Best Pastel

2017 Sorrento Art Show, Best Pastel
Mt View Art Show, Best Pastel
Portland Art Show, Best Pastel

2018 Sorrento Art Show Best Pastel
Mt View Art Show, Best Pastel

2019 Sorrento Art Show, Best Pastel


Jayne Henderson

Jayne Henderson has had a long association with the bay. Melbourne born, she spent many holidays at Mount Eliza, where, as a child she started to paint scenes of beach and promontory.

You will notice in her mature paintings, not only the love of bay side subject matter, but also an attention to detail as well as the determination to portray it as it is realistically. This character is enhanced by a high key palette which makes her work distinctive and instantly recognisable. Her style is strong and vigorous, showing the influence of the Australian impressionists she so admires.

Collectors of her work appreciate and admire the exactness of her tonal values.

Recent awards include
2013 Best local scene Rotary club of Sorrento Best in show; Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Best acrylic; Kilmore art expo Peoples choice award; Kilmore art expo First prize.  Australian Art Magazine Guest artist.  Rotary clubs of Camberwell and Mornington 2014 Best local content  Art beyond the divide, Seymour Best local content and Peoples Choice Award  Kilmore Art Show