Since coming to north Queensland from the Darling Downs in the 1960s, Sylvia has been inspired by the tropical environment for her work. After graduating with a Phd in 2000 at James Cook University Townsville, Dr Ditchburn continues to depict Australian natural environments in her typically vibrant gouache and acrylic palette. A freelance fine artist and essentially plein-air painter, Sylvia brings together images from her extensive painting trips throughout Australia. These include the Kimberley and Broome in West Australia, MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Devil’s Marbles in central Australia, Simpson and Painted deserts, Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges in south Australia, Lost City and Kakadu in the Northern Territory, contrasted with the lush and dry tropics of north Queensland coastal fringe. As artist-in-residence at Arthur Boyd's Bundanon trust in 2000 Sylvia's field of reference also extends to the Shoalhaven River area in NSW. In 2007 an Art Residency in Beijing China with Red Gate Gallery was an amazing experience resulting in inclusion in a group show at Pickled Art Gallery Beijing. In 2008 Sylvia held 5 solo shows in the Tomsk region in Russia, Framed Gallery Darwin, selected for Olympic Fine Art 2008 Exhibition in Beijing China, receiving an Olympic Medal. Exibiting for many years with local galleries, in July 2008 Sylvia opened her own boutique gallery at Metro Quays, in the CBD, Townsville. In 2012-13 Sylvia is represented by Agora Gallery, New York.

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Sylvia Ditchburn Fine Art

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Belgian Gardens QLD  4810

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