2021 KAP Judges
Lysbeth Driessen’s art career of 40 plus years, is inclusive of teacher and tutor, competition judge, artist in residence programs and mural creations with children. She has held 8 successful solo exhibitions to date, and created countless commissions.
Proficient in all paint mediums, Lysbeth has received many minor awards, the latest being winner of the Inaugural RAST prize for best rural depiction across all sections/mediums of Artery on Show. Her works hang in Tasmanian government departments, and in interstate and overseas private collections. Presently Driessen is represented at Strickland Gallery in Hobart, and also sells direct from her studio.
December 2008 saw Driessen admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, majoring in painting and drawing at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania.
Driessen is also an invited member of the Academic Golden Key International Society.
Periodically featured in the Australian Artist Magazine, Lysbeth is also an exhibiting member of the Arts Society of Tasmania Inc, and a representative on the Huon Arts and Culture Advisory Board.
Residing in the Huon Valley for most of her life, has inspired Lysbeth with a love of landscape painting.
‘I need to paint, it completes me - it is as simple and complex as that. I celebrate the sometimes serendipitous outcomes of ‘my’ creations and appreciate the teamwork required between painting and artist. When my paintings become independent from ‘me’ –ie ‘finished’, then they become Art’.
following the tradition of his great grandfather, William Carl Burrows, the first Tasmanian to paint the Franklin/Gordon river split in 1916.
Guy Roberts completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic design and print making) in 1988 at the University of Tasmania. Since then he has worked in water colours and sculpture, following the tradition of his great grandfather, William Carl Burrows, the first Tasmanian to paint the Franklin/Gordon river split in 1916.