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 Chalk

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, Kiama Art Society and Bowral and District Art Society.

Biography

2019 Kiama Art Society KAS award Landscapes & Seascapes. 'Dahlia Delight'
2017 Bowral Art Gallery John Copes Watercolour Prize Commended 'Iris eyes are smiling.'
2016 Iris Society of Australia.NSW Regional Championship 1st, 2nd & 3rd Art Prizes.
2015 Bowral Art Gallery John Copes Watercolour Prize Third Prize 'Cinquante Poission Clowns'.
2013 NSW Seniors Week 'Tulip Time'
2013 2nd Prize NSW Seniors week 2013
2013 John Copes Watercolour Prize 1st Prize 'Beneath the Reef'
2012 James Kiwi Watercolour Prize Highly Comended 'Poppy Fields'.
2011 John Copes Watercolour Prize 2nd Prize 'Coral Tree'.
2010 James Kiwi Watercolour Prize. 'Telopea Mongaensis x Speciossima