About

Curriculum Vitae

Simone E. Turner Ryan
b. 1972 –        Dungog NSW Australia
Simone is the Fourth generation on both sides of her family to call Dungog home. Inheriting her father’s ability to draw with attention to detail, Simone is otherwise a self taught painter in acrylic and enamel. Inspired by scientific illustrators from an early age, Simone drew animal and plant specimens from the garden, bush and local areas. She loves recording present day and local history in a traditional style, valuing quality over quantity. Simone uses acrylic on wood, instead of canvas, for an archival advantage and enamel on wood or metal. Selling through word of mouth, with fifty per cent of works been commissioned which include milk cans and saw blades. Represented in private collections in Australia, Canada, Germany, United States and the Netherlands.

2017      First Cam & Lesley Skinner Traditional Landscape Dungog Art Prize “Munni Friesians” & Viewer’s Choice 2017

  • First Flowers – Singleton Art Prize “Rainbow Bouquet” 2017
  • Exhibited Sydney Royal Easter Art Show – Traditional Landscape ” View of East Gresford, NSW” 2017
  • Champion – Gresford Show “View of East Gresford, NSW” & Viewer’s Choice 2017
  • 2nd Miniature – Gresford Show “The Fish Pond” 2017
  • 2nd Open – Gresford Show “The Bucketts from Bulliac” & Viewer’s Choice 2016
  • 2nd Miniature – Gresford Show “Sky High” 2016
  • 2nd Open – Dungog Art Show “View of East Gresford, NSW” & Viewer’s Choice 2016
  • 2nd Open – Gresford Show “Turon River, NSW” 2015
  • Exhibited Sydney Royal Easter Art Show – Miniature “Sky High” 2015
  • 2nd Miniature – Dungog Art Show “Tocal Icon” 2015
  • Commended – Miniature Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize “Sky High”2015
  • First – Miniature – Gresford Show “Up Close & Personal” 2015
  • Exhibited Sydney Royal Easter Art Show – Traditional Landscape “Job Dun” 2014
  • Viewer’s Choice – Dungog Art Show “Bendolba, NSW” 2014
  • Champion – Gresford Art Show ‘ Hunter Valley Gardens Waterfall’ (Miniature) 2014
  • First- Open – Gresford Art Show ‘Job Dun’ & Viewer’s Choice 2014
  • First – Miniature – Beresfield Art Show  ‘Hunter Valley Gardens Waterfall’ 2014
  • Held first animal acrylic workshop Scone Arts & Crafts 2014
  • Viewer’s Choice – Dungog Art Show  ‘Job Dun’ 2013
  • First Lesley Skinner’s Traditional Landscape-Dungog Art Show ‘Lostock Dam’ 2013
  • Highly Commended – Singleton Art Show  ‘Tillegra Crossing 2013’
  • Finalist – Mortimore Art Prize – Landscape  ‘Tillegra Crossing’ 2013
  • First Flora/Fauna – Gresford Art Show  ‘Pigmy Possums’ 2012
  • First Open – Gresford Art Show  ‘Stud Horse’ 2012
  • Commended – Beresfield Art Show  ‘Hunter Valley Gardens’ 2012
  • Viewer’s Choice – Dungog Art Show ‘Tillegra Crossing’ 2012
  • Highly Commended Open – Sydney Royal Easter Art Show  ‘Dungog From Kelly’s’ 2012
  • Finalist – Norvill Art Prize – Murrurundi NSW  ‘Dungog From Kelly’s’ 2012
  • First Lesley Skinner’s Traditional Landscape- Dungog Art Show ‘Paterson 2011’
  • Viewer’s Choice – Dungog Art Show ‘Dungog From Kelly’s’ 2011
  • Sydney Royal Easter Art Show exhibited ‘Rainbows’ 2007
  • First group exhibition – Dungog Art Gallery 2004
  • Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Vic. exhibited ‘Across to Grandma’s’ 2004
  • First Local – Dungog Show  ‘ This is Australia’ 2003
  • Limited edition prints released ‘Upper Chichester – Timberline’ 2003
  • Mural at Riverwood Downs Monkerai NSW 2002
  • Camberwell Rotary Art Show Vic. exhibited ‘ Mernot NSW’ 1996
  • Second – Gresford Show – any medium ‘Crossing Near Sofala’ 1996
  • Camberwell Rotary Art Show Vic. exhibited ‘ Herefords’ 1994
  • First – Local – Dungog Show  ‘Mr & Mrs Olsen’s House’ 1994
  • Highly Commended – Local – Dungog Show 1991  ‘ Homeleigh’
  • Left Dungog High School 1990 to paint commissions
  • Sydney Royal Easter Art Show 1991 – exhibited under 19’s. ‘ Upper Katherine Gorge’
  • Sydney Royal Easter Art Show 1990 – exhibited under 19’s ‘Jim Jim Falls’
  • Sydney Royal Easter Art Show 1989 – exhibited under 19’s ‘ Dungog 1981’
  • First – Open 1988 – Dungog Art Show ‘ Dungog 1981’
  • First – Gloucester Art Show – any subject ‘ Checking Herefords’ 1988
  • Second – Gloucester Art Show – traditional ‘ The Old Barn’ 1988
  • Joint Winner-youngest ‘ Red Anchor’ Maitland City Art Gallery Secondary Student Art Prize 1987
  • Second – Open – Gloucester Art Show – any media ‘ Red Anchor’ 1987
  • Highly Commended – Gresford Art Show ‘ Serenity’ 1987
  • Second – Open – Gresford Art Show ‘Red Anchor’ 1987
  • Dungog Primary School – Shading taught by Mr Max Ellem 1984
  • Inherited Mr W.H.Turner’s ability to draw – Thanks Dad.