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About Darren Meader



Darren was born in Essex England 1968 but was raised in Victoria after emigrating with family in 1974. He developed a passion for drawing from an early age, always sketching the rural landscape between Pearcedale and Dandenong in southern Victoria as a boy.  He began oil painting at the age of twenty in 1988 under renowned landscape artist Glen Hoyle. He continued with this painting with an emphasis on realist Australian landscapes until 1993. Study at university and subsequent work in remote locations in Western Australia kept him from painting, however, he studied the Australian landscape avidly with a strong passion for photography. A new beginning in art came in 2001 when Darren commenced studies in watercolour under Andrew Gemmill at the McClelland Guild of Artists Studio. He developed an immediate connection with this new medium and enhanced his skills further by studying under master watercolourists Joseph Zbukvic, Alvaro Castagnet, Greg Allen and Ross Paterson.

In 2009 Darren moved to Launceston and returned to oil painting in 2011 with a new, watercolour inspired, impressionist approach and began a professional art career in 2012. He works from a studio in The Tin Shed Pottery studios in Inveresk, Launceston. He has had four solo exhibitions in oil and acrylic painting and enjoys painting traditional, impressionist landscapes, maritime and urban streetscapes with a strong emphasis on capturing mood, atmosphere and light.

He lives in Launceston and has a studio in the Tin Shed Artisan Studios in Invermay.

Darren's ongoing influences in art are his past tutors, particularly Joseph Zbukvic, past Australian Impressionists Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts, present day impressionists Colley Whisson, Casey Sealy and present day English painters David Curtis, Trevor Chamberlain and Peter Brown. Of old, Edgar Degas and Walter Sickert.

You can purchase any art shown here as "available" by contacting Darren directly. Some are available at the galleries stated by direct contact with those outlets. A range of greeting cards and matted prints are also available. A matted or framed print may be prepared for you if you have a specific request. Contact Darren for a list of images available as cards or to express interest in prints of particular paintings.


  • Gallery ArtSpaces (miniatures in oil)

    7 Vicary Street, Triabunna, TAS

    Ph 613 6257 3311

  • Rosevears Art Gallery at the Rosevears Waterfront Tavern

    215 Rosevears Drive, Rosevears, Tasmania
    Ph 613 6394 4074

    The Rosevears Gallery forms a joined annex to the Tavern and Bar and is professionally managed by local artist Nigel Lazenby.

  • Mill Providore Gallery

    Ritchie’s Mill, 2 Bridge Rd, Launceston TAS  7250
    Ph 613 6331 0777



  • 11 Princes Hwy, Yarragon, VIC

    Ph 613 5634 2229

    Email: tcgallery@sympac.com.au

    contacts: Jo and John Wolswinkelx

  • Without Pier Gallery

    320 Bay Road, CHELTENHAM, 3192
    Ph 613 9583 7577 

    Email: info@withoutpier.com.au

    contacts: Terry Earle and Liz Manning

  • Brialyn Boathouse Gallery

    368 Nepean Highway, Frankston , VIC

    Ph 613 9770 6119 Mob 0405 654 110

    Email: contact@boathousegallery.com.au

    contacts: Lyn and Brian Mellady


  Achievements, Exhibitions and Awards  
  • Highly Commended - Launceston Art Society "Celebrating Life Exhibition
  • Tin Shed Artisans, Mill Providore Gallery, Ritchies Mill, Launceston
  • Opening of the Rosevears Gallery at Rosevears Waterfront Tavern, Tasmania
  • Landmarks - Solo Exhibition of Iconic Streetscapes of Launceston, Mill Providore Gallery, Ritchies Mill, Launceston
  • Patron's Award, Burnie TASart Exhibition
  • Greg Waddle Memorial Prize - Launceston Art Society "Celebrating Life Exhibition (and Highly Commended)
  • Highly Commended - Knox Art Show, Knox City
  • Northern Artists’Collective Exhibition, Thistle Gallery, Ross, Tasmania
  • Meanderings - Launceston Art Society - Best Landscape Scene - Country Club, Launceston, TAS
  • Country Club Tasmania, joint exhibition with Phil Austin, Launceston, TAS
  • Impressions of Tasmania, Solo exhibition at Gallery ArtSpaces, Triabunna, TAS
  • Exhibition at Bendigo Bank, Deloraine, TAS
  • Northern Midlands Art Awards - Bendigo Bank Award for Landscape Eskleigh, Perth, TAS
  • Meanderings - Launceston Art Society - Best Agricultural Scene - Country Club, Launceston, TAS
  • Joint Exhibition with Paul AC Richards: Fly Fishing & Shepherding in the Tasmanian Highlands (online Gallery), Blue Cafe, Inveresk Railyards, Launceston, TAS
  • Solo Exhibition A View of The World (Online Gallery) Don Roderick Gallery, Charters Towers, QLD
  • Award Camberwell Rotary Art Show - Highly Commended.
  • Award Launceston Art Society Annual Aquisitive Awards - Highly Commended - Eskleigh, TAS
  • Solo Exhibition Impressionist Oil & Acrylic Paintings - Launceston, TAS
  • Award Launceston Art Society Annual Aquisitive Awards - Highly Commended Eskleigh, TAS
  • Award Townsville Show - Local Scene Section - 2nd Prize Townsville, QLD
  • Award Townsville Show - Local Scene Section - 2nd Prize Townsville, QLD
  • Award Charters Towers Annual Show - 1st Prize in Watercolour and Show Champion - Charters Towers, QLD
  • Award Shire of Mundaring Invitation Art Acquisition Exhibition - People's Choice Award - Mundaring, WA
  • Joint Exhibition with Norm Carrington - Charters Towers World Theatre Gallery - Charters Towers, QLD
  • Joint Exhibition with Alan Kelly - Charters Towers World Theatre Gallery - Charters Towers, QLD
  • Award Darlington Arts Festival - 1st Prize, Darlington Review Award - First Time Exhibitor - Darlington, WA
© Darren Meader 2014