Her Artistic Journey...
Katherine Chouliaras Lewis, is an Australian Artist born in Melbourne and residing in Rosanna, Victoria. Her love for drawing and painting began at an early age along with her fascination for archaeology, science, flora and fauna. Her inspiration is nature and colour.
She enjoys experimenting with different art mediums, styles, surfaces and techniques and her years of experience in painting and drawing is seen in her artworks which vary in:
• Styles: abstract, contemporary, landscape, seascape, traditional, fauna and flora.
• Subject matter: fauna and flora; portraits; landscapes; seascapes and free form abstracts.
• Mediums: acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolour, scratch board, pencil and mixed media.
Katherine was ‘Artist in Residence’ at the ‘Mungga Studio’, from April 11-18, 2021 at the ‘Ivanhoe Library & Cultural Hub’. During her successful residency, she painted, exhibited and conducted 2 workshops for children and adults in ‘Pull String Art’ technique. She will continue with her Residency in 2022 at Banyule City Council and also with Banyule Open Studios.
Katherine has been exhibiting her artworks since 1992 at many Art Shows: Victorian Artists' Society; Heidelberg Artists' Society; Contemporary Artists’ Society; Melbourne International Flower & Garden Shows; 'Urban Crafter', Brunswick St, Fitzroy and 'Riot Art' Northland Shopping Centre, Preston; Argyle on the Park, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland; Camberwell Rotary Show; Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar; Alphington Grammar; Loyola College; Parade College and Banyule Art 'Winter Exhibition' Austin Hospital, Heidelberg.
Her signature artworks are her abstracts/contemporary art. Her contemporary artwork 'Autumn Spirit' was selected for nomination for the 'Undine Autumn Landscape Award' by the Victorian Artists' Society in East Melbourne (12/04/2016).
Katherine is a member of various Artists' Societies: since 1995, the Victorian Artists' Society and Banyule Pinpoint; since 2015, the Heidelberg Artists’ Society; Contemporary Artists' Society; Victorian Pastel Artists' Society; Wildlife Artists' Society Australia and since 2021, the Diamond Valley Artists’ Society.
Her other passions are photography and travelling and she uses many of her photos for reference and inspiration. She accepts commissions and also works from photographs.
You can view her artworks on:
• Website: www.ArtbyKathy.Co
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtbyKathyAustralia
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artbykathyaustralia/
For further enquiries and to commission works, or to order limited edition prints, please contact Katherine via her e-Mail: ArtbyKathy@Outlook.com
Her Career Journey...
In 1979, Katherine graduated from La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, with a Bachelor of Arts and with a view to work as an Archaeologist or Prehistorian. During her course she participated in a number of archaeological excavations and work part of the team in establishing the first Archaeological Museum at La Trobe University.
From 1989 – 1991, she continued to pursue her passion for archaeology by volunteering as a guide and interpreter at the Melbourne Museum, Victoria, for various exhibitions including the ‘Gold of the Pharaoh’s Exhibition’ in 1990.
In 1980, she graduated from La Trobe University with a Diploma of Education and started her teaching career as a Secondary Teacher in Mathematics and the Science’s and later in Information Technology and robotics.
From 1981 through to 2007, she held various teaching and leadership roles in a number of Victorian Government Secondary Schools.
In 1997, she graduated from Melbourne University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, and in 2000, gained an Advanced Diploma in Workplace Assessment & Training.
In 2007, she was appointed in a managerial position with the Department of Education and Training Victoria as a ‘Schools' ICT Provisioning Manager’ and managed the ‘Teacher’s and Principal’s Notebook Program’ and the ‘Technical Support to Schools’ Program’.
In 2012, she retired to pursue her many passions: family; painting; drawing; travel; photography; gardening and fishing.