Jutta Chalk ~ Artist Statement & Bio
"My inspiration is found in nature’s glory. From the simplest flower to the grandest landscape to the wonders beneath the ocean, I have always been in awe of the natural beauty surrounding me. To capture this beauty in art form is truly a challenge. It leads me to endless experimentation with colour and texture, to reflect the light, colour, depth, mood and atmosphere I see in the world around me."
Jutta was born in Fürth, Germany, 1956, and immigrated to Australia in 1957.
Her artistic experience includes 18 years as a graphic artist and art studio manager. Further education includes an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art and Statement of Attainment in Printmaking from Wollongong TAFE. She has continued further training with published watercolour artists in Australia and France. From her Wollongong studio, Jutta is a practising artist and tutor specialising in watercolour. Jutta has exhibited in over 70 group exhibitions in the past 13 years and has won numerous Art prizes.
In 2015, Jutta was published in the Australian Watercolour Institute 90th Anniversary book, 'Brushes with History, MASTERS OF WATERCOLOUR' by Linda and David van Nunen, and in 2014 published in 'Across the Water: CHINA-AUSTRALIA, Modern Masters of Watercolour', Hong Kong Sum Yuen Fine Arts Publishing House, China, by Xidan Chen & David van Nunen
In 2011, Jutta was also selected to be published by World Wide Art Books, INC in the ‘International Contemporary Masters Vol. V’ Art book and to exhibit in the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art ~ ‘International Contemporary Masters V’ Exhibition, USA.
Her watercolour paintings are represented in the Winton Shire Council Regional Gallery, Queensland and many private collections throughout Australia, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, UK, USA, Canada, UAE – Dubai and China.
Member of Australian Watercolour Institute, National Gallery of Australia, Wollongong City Gallery, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong, Kiama Art Society and Bowral and District Art Society
Despina Tunberg, International Contemporary Masters, Vol. 5, World Wide Art Books, Santa Barbara CA 93101, 2011
“Is Your Painting Here?” Australian Artist magazine, Volume 196 - October 2000, Page 10-14
“Plein Air Girls” Australian Artist magazine, Volume 291 - September 2008, Page 54-65
“The Plein Air Girls – A First Exhibition Post Mortem” Australian Artist magazine, Volume 319 - January 2011, Page 34-39
“Art Prize Challenge No. 45” Australian Artist magazine, Volume 327 - September 2011, Page 19
“Art Prize Challenge No. 47” Australian Artist magazine, Volume 333 - March 2012, Page 22
“Art Prize Challenge No. 48” Australian Artist magazine, Volume 336 - June 2012, Page 17
“Art Prize Challenge No. 53” Australian Artist magazine, Volume 351 - September 2013, Page 17