NEW EXHIBITION OPEN NOW
2nd July to September 2021 - Fish Creek Hotel, Fish Creek, Victoria
My latest exhibition is taking place at the Fish Creek Hotel and it will be open until September 2021. I hope that you'll be able to come along and see my latest works of art and enjoy this great area at the same time.
Please contact me if you would like further details about one of my works or would like to commission a piece
Cockys High Rise - 1100 x 900.jpg
Katherine Gorge study
Oil on canvas landscape painting of Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory, Australia by Graeme Myrteza $3000 - 1200mm x 1000m
Sundown Gippsland Lake
Oil on canvas landscape painting of a lake in Gippsland, Australia by Graeme Myrteza $1,800 - 1100mm x 1000mm
Oil on canvas landscape painting of Ballard Lake in Western Australia by Graeme Myrteza
Rock study Devil's Marbles
Oil on canvas landscape painting of the Devils Marbles in Northern Territory, Australia by Graeme Myrteza
In the Flinders - SOLD $3000
Oil on canvas landscape painting showing a view of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia by Graeme Myrteza
Oil on canvas landscape painting of Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory, Australia by Graeme Myrteza
Evening Shadows - SOLD
Oil on canvas landscape painting by Graeme Myrteza - 1100mm x 1400m
Ormiston Gorge - SOLD $2800
Oil on canvas landscape painting of Ormiston Gorge, Alice Springs, Australia by Graeme Myrteza
Phillip Island - SOLD - $2500
Oil on canvas landscape painting of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia - 1400mm x1000mm $2,500
Narracan Creek - SOLD $5000
Oil on canvas painting of Narracan Creek in Gippsland Australia by Graeme Myrteza - 1800mm x1200mm $5,000
Oil on canvas landscape painting of the Kimberley in Western Australia by Graeme Myrteza - 1800mm x 1200mm $5000
Oil on canvas painting by Graeme Myrteza
Thorpy Gum - SOLD
Oil on canvas painting by Graeme Myrteza
The Way Home 900 x 600.jpg
Kimberley Gold - 1800 x 1200.jpg
Oil on canvas landscape painting - sunset and mountains Australia
Blue Mountains - 1000 x 800.jpg
Narracan Creek - 1200 x 1000.jpg
High Country Morning - SOLD
1100mm x 2500mm oil on canvas landscape painting of the high country in Australia by Graeme Myrteza
My name is Graeme Myrteza, proud family man, farmer and painter from the hills of Thorpdale, a small country town in Gippsland, Victoria. I have lived and worked here nearly all of my life.
Growing up I guess you would say I was a typical country boy who I loved to fish, hunt and involve myself in all manner of childhood exploits and adventures and it was during these very early years that I began my lifelong artistic journey. As a child I would draw and paint almost all the time, I loved it, but once I left school my creative adventures gave way to full time farm work and family, so in the years that followed I only occasionally found time for the odd doodle or sketch.
In 2005 my life and the lives of everyone in my family changed forever when we lost our son Brett after a long illness. With the loss of Brett I started painting again, therapy I suppose and from then on I have had a brush in my hand pretty much every day. My painting skills are for the most part self taught, I’ve had no real academic training, although I have attended a few art classes at various points in time. From frequent visits to Melbourne galleries I found my hero’s of Australian landscape painting to be Hans Heysen, Frederick McCubbin and Arthur Streeton. I just love the way they captured the Aussie bush! Brett never saw me paint, but I know he's with me when I am painting, he has a part in each work I do and that's why I put his initials in every painting.
I have found that over the years I have grown to love the smell of oil paint, turps and raw canvas almost as much as the constant challenge in trying to capture the majestic gums, creeks and brilliant landscapes of our beautiful country. I hope you enjoy my paintings; perhaps they will in some way re-kindle fond memories of your own past experiences in the Aussie bush.