Stephen Powell WILDLIFE ARTIST
PHOTOGRAPHER - TUTOR - SPEAKER - MOTIVATOR - WEBSITE DESIGNER

Students Work

Over the years my students have produced many wonderful works. I decided to showcase some examples on my site. The images are works that have emerged during my weekly classes or at workshops. I will add the work of more artists as they become available.
I thank the artists for allowing me to display them.
Please note: My classes are for beginners to advanced. Beginners should not be discouraged from starting classes due to their inexperience. All the artist below and my self were beginners once. Students often make their first tentative marks in my classes. Please note: Some images are works in progress
New students are often daunted by the quality of students work and reluctant to show their previous efforts. The responses of these same students to their first works in my workshops and classes have included: 'startled', 'thrilled', 'disbelief' , 'amazed' and 'would not have thought it was possible'

Dog by Robin Westbury. Stephen Powell Australian Wildlife Artist's students paintings

Oil painting by Robin Westbury. Her first ever painting!

Orangutan by Sheila Lamont-Stacey. Stephen Powell Australian Wildlife Artist's students paintings

Sheila Lamont-Stacey

Grafton Artsfest 2011
24th - 29th September

 Chimp by Mrs Beverley Gardiner. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Chimp by Mrs. Beverley Gardiner

Ostrich by Mrs Beverley Gardiner. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Ostrich by Mrs. Beverley Gardiner

Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Alpaca by Vicki Dunk

Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Helmeted Honeyeater by Colleen Dadswell

Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Orangutan by Colleen Dadswell

Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Lioness & Cub by Lauren McRae

Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Barking Owl by Lauren McRae

Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Martial Eagle by Angela Parr

Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Lioness by Angela Parr

Dog by Grace Whitby. Watercolour. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Dog by Grace Whitby. Watercolour

Barking Owl by Grace Whitby. Watercolour. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Barking Owl by Grace Whitby. Watercolour

Tiger by Julianne Gosper. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Tiger by Julianne Gosper

Meerkat by Julianne Gosper. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Meerkat by Julianne Gosper

Plover by Julianne Gosper. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Plover by Julianne Gosper

Siamese / Cornish Rex Cat by Zaneta McRae. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Siamese / Cornish Rex Cat by Zaneta Officer

Frog by Julia. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Frog by Julia

Tiger by Julia. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Tiger by Julia

Barking Owl by Lesley Anne Jacobson. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Barking Owl by Lesley Anne Jacobson

Australian cattle dog by Lesley Anne Jacobson Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Australian cattle dog by Lesley Anne Jacobson

Eagle eye - Richard Green. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Eagle eye - Richard Green

Warter Dragon. Workshop participant of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist at Grafton Artsfest

Water Dragon Work in progress by Richard Green


 Painting by Cathy Tailby Student of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Frogs by Cathy Tailby
Oil - Local Classes

Zebra Oil painting by Paula Whiteside Student of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Zebra by Paula Whiteside
Oil Painting. Local classes

Snake Oil painting by Anne-Marie Hurley Student of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Snake by Anne-Marie Hurley
Oil Painting. Local classes

Lion Cub by Alison Clark
'About to Pounce" by Alison Clark
Oil Painting. Local classes
Commended -AGRA Summer Exhibition

 Painting by Rachael Dols VCE year 12 Studio Art folio. Student of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Oil painting by Rachael Dols
Local Classes. Major work for Rachael's VCE year 12 Studio Art folio

 Painting by Rachael Dols VCE year 12 Studio Art folio. Student of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Oil painting by Rachael Dols
Local Classes. Major work for Rachael's VCE year 12 Studio Art folio

 Painting by Rachael Dols VCE year 12 Studio Art folio. Student of Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Oil painting by Rachael Dols
Local Classes. Major work for Rachael's VCE year 12 Studio Art folio

Polar Bears by Denise Illing Wildlife Artist Photographer

Polar Bears by Denise Illing Wildlife Artist Photographer
Watercolour. Local classes

Oil painting by Rachael Dols
Local Classes. Major work for Rachael's VCE year 11 Studio Art folio and her first oil painting.

'Black Ducks' by Brenda Young
Local Classes


Anne-Marie Hurley's dog on the right has
now been immortalized on a Melbourne tram!

By Anne-Marie Hurley
Local Classes. Anne-Marie's 2nd and 3rd Oil paintings!
Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo by Denise Illing
Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo by Denise Illing
Denise Illing Wildlife Artist Photographer
Watercolour. Local classes
Highly Commended -AGRA Summer Exhibition
Koala by Denise Illing
Koala by Denise Illing Wildlife Artist Photographer
Watercolour. Local classes

Yr 12 VCE Studio Art by Justin Powell
Justin's first oil paintings.
Oil Local Classes.

Yr 12 VCE Studio Art by Justin Powell
Justin's first oil paintings.
Oil Local Classes.

Turtle by Denise Illing

Turtle by Denise Illing Wildlife Artist Photographer
Watercolour. Local classes

Kangaroo by Robyn Thompson

Kangaroo by Robyn Thompson
Work in Progress. Mitchell School

Wedge-tailed Eagle by Denise Illing

Wedge-tailed Eagle by Denise Illing Wildlife Artist Photographer
Watercolour. Local classes

'About to Pounce

My Dog by Jess Skepper
Gouache - Local Classes

'Meerkats' by Brenda Young

'Meerkats' by Brenda Young
Ist Oil - Local Classes

'Koala' by Brenda Young

'Koala' by Brenda Young
2nd Oil - Local Classes

Kookaburra Watercolour by Melanie Thorn

Melanie Thorn
Local Classes Age 14 and one of her first watercolour paintings.

McGregor Summer School - Toowoomba 2009
A mixed class of beginners and experienced artists. Most of the images below are the first works in a new media. All students made significant progress during the workshop & were justifiably proud of their works. Some students works have not been displayed due to copyright restrictions. My thanks to these students for permission to showcase their works.

Kookaburra by Mary Maddock
1st Oil
Reference image used with permission of Steve Parish Publishing

Nyala by Merv Flavel
1st Pen & Wash

Dog by Merv Flavel
Oil

Wombat by Mary Maddock
1st Oil


Donkey by Lisa Wallace
2nd Pen & Wash.


Goat by Lisa Wallace
3rd Pen & Wash

Horse by Lisa Wallace
Oil Painting. Quick study

Gal ah by Lisa Wallace
Oil Painting

Horse by Lisa Wallace
2st Oil Painting

Kangaroo by Lisa Wallace
1st Oil Painting

Kangaroo by Catherine Ketton
Oil. Work in Progress.

Barking Owl by Catherine Ketton
Oil

Rooster by Jocelyn Hunt
Watercolour

Zebra by Jocelyn Hunt
Watercolour

Koala by Jocelyn Hunt
Watercolour
Mitchell School of Arts Bathurst
Galah by Joan Lewis
Galah by Joan Lewis
Mitchell School

Hare by Joan Lewis

Hare by Joan Lewis
Mitchell School

Mitchell School of Arts Bathurst - Winter School
The winter school was great success. Once again students from beginner to advanced using watercolour and oil achieved results that surpassed their expectations. Students arrive with a range of experience. My workshops involve whole of class presentations and demonstrations but the majority of my time is spent working individually with students. Working on techniques and skills but also raising expectations and self belief.

It's a great pleasure to guide each student through the early stages of self doubt and to see the excitement as the quality of the panting begins to emerge.

Leslie Bingham-Rolls, Robyne Berling, Muriel Gartland, Pipina Alevras , Linda Mowbray
Catherin_McMillan, Stephen Powell, Cylene Whiteley

Lion by Catherin McMillan

Catherin McMillan

Fox by Catherin McMillan

Catherin McMillan

Orang-utan by Cylene Whiteley
Cylene Whiteley
Koala by Cylene Whiteley
Cylene Whiteley
Kangaroo by Pipina Alevras
Pipina Alevras
Chimp by Pipina Alevras
Pipina Alevras
Cheetah by Robyne Berling
Robyne Berling
Chicken by Robyne Berling
Robyne Berling
Blue Healer by Muriel Gartland
Muriel Gartland
My dog by Leslie Bingham-Rolls
Leslie Bingham-Rolls
Cheetah by Linda Mowbray
Linda Mowbray
This is Linda's first watercolour and the Meerkat (Work in progress) opposite is her second. She was justifiably thrilled with her results.
Meerkat by Linda Mowbray
Linda Mowbray

Students comments from Bathurst

"Thank you so much for your time and patients this week. I've enjoyed every moment" - Linda

"Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us" - Pip

"Many thanks Stephen for a wonderful week" - Les

"I have enjoyed & learned a lot this week- you have moved my artists journey up a notch this week. Thank you" Regards - Muriel G

"Cheers! I enjoyed my 'Fur' tuition and good stories plus lots of information" Cylene

"It was a great week learning from someone who's work I admire. Thanks heaps" - Catherin

"Thank you Stephen for a great week. I've learnt so much. Cheers" - Robyne

 

More students comments:

"Many thanks for a great week. I liked your excellent advise – learn from the best – not the 70%’ers."


"Still amazed at what you helped me to achieve, thank you very much.  There is a God out there!   May he bless you as you encourage  and enable others" - Alison McGregor Summer School - Toowoomba 09


My Trip To Mitchell School of Art "Last week I had the extreme pleasure of attending Mitchell School of Art in Bathurst NSW Australia. Spent my week studying the techniques of Stephen Powell, an Australian extraordinar Wildlife artist. I am normally a watercolourist and so this transition to using oils was a little different but I got into it in a big way.
His method is very meticulous and the results are amazing. On top of all that he is a really nice person and seems to enjoy passing his knowledge to those who wish to take it in. We had only 4 in the class and this was not economic for the School but great for the 4 of us who had the privilege of painting with him...........""Just a quick note to say that I entered my wedge tail eagle painting in the Sofala Show this weekend and won 1st prize as well as winning a 1st for a landscape. Had success in the photographic section as well and won quite a few categories here too.
I reworked the eagle and he looked magnificent enough to win a prize, thanks, I owe a lot of that to you."


"I have just completed another Mitchell School of art in Bathurst. Once again I choose Wildlife art with tutor Stephen Powell and once again, I have come away enthusiastic. "


"I found just what I was looking for in painting birds and animals in oils. You taught me a new technique and I am very grateful. My son is very impressed with the technique as well. Any one who truly wishes to do better work would do well to enroll in one of your classes."

Joan Lewis - Mitchell School Bathurst Jan 06

This is not a students work. It's one of my early paintings. Produced just months into the world of the artist, age 40. I've come a long way from this pretty humble beginning. It was one of a number of exercises produced to test layout and technique. It's included to encourage you to take those first scary steps every artist takes. We were all beginners once! My early progress would have been faster and less frustrating with an experienced guide to help.

My first painting

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