About

Todd Whisson is a successful exhibiting Australian Impressionist Artist for more than 28 years. He pursued and developed a passion for the Alla Prima and Plein Air approaches, creating a very loose and spontaneous style to his work.

In 2011, Whisson embarked on a tertiary education into contemporary art through TAFE Qld. In his first year Whisson was awarded the highest achievement, acquisition of his series’ Hidden Secrets’. Whisson went on to a sell-out student exhibition and achieved the acquisition prize for his ‘Scar Tissue’ series in his second and final year.

Continuing his education, Todd completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2015 through QCA (Griffith University), achieving academic excellence along the way. In addition, Whisson was individually selected by Brisbane City Council to showcase his work in King George Square as a representation of QCA graduates.

Whisson’s recent work has developed markedly, taking an abstract approach which continues to reflect his skill in traditional techniques yet has enabled him to communicate more than a visual representation, and has elevated his passion and vision to another level of skill and perception.

Whisson’s work is represented in galleries, private and corporate collections in Australia and internationally.

Education
2016 Master Class in Colour- Merv Moriarty  Flying Arts Alliance Inc.
2015 Bachelor of Fine Art QCA (Southbank)
2012 Diploma of Visual Arts BNIT (Ithaca   Campus)
Prizes & Awards
2015 Brisbane City Council Exhibition QCA Representative Artist
2014 Griffith University Graduation Exhibition Second Prize
2014 Griffith University Student Exhibition Private Collector Acquisition
2012 Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Student Exhibition (Ithaca Campus) Corporate Acquisition
2012 Mathew Flinders Art Competition Highly Commended
2011 Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Student Exhibition (Ithaca Campus) Corporate Acquisition
2011 Maleny Art Awards Oils, 3rd Prize
2010 Murgon Rotary Art Exhibition Best Oil Painting
2010 Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards Best Oil Painting
2010 Mathew Flinders Art Competition Highly Commended
2010 RASGO National Art Competition Highly Commended
2010 Maleny Art Awards Oils, 2nd Prize
2010 Mathew Flinders Art Competition Highly Commended
2010 RASGO National Art Competition Highly Commended
2010 Pine Rivers Shire Council Art Awards 1st Prize
2006/7 Maleny Art Awards 1st Prize
2003 USQ McGregor Scholarship Finalist
1998 Redcliffe Art Society Annual Exhibition Highly Commended
1996 Wilston State Primary School Art Exhibition 1st Prize
 

Solo Exhibitions
1999-07 Solo Exhibition Beachside Art Gallery Noosa
1997-98 Solo Exhibition White Patch Art Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Red Hill Art Gallery
2014 Griffith University Graduation Exhibition
2014 Red Hill Art Gallery- Sea Change
2012 Red Hill Art Gallery
2012 Graydon Art Gallery
2003-15 Feature Artist of the Month Montville Art Gallery
2009 Red Hill Art Gallery
2007 Red Hill Art Gallery
2007 Feature Artist Hillsdon Kindergarten
1999-00 Invitational 15 Artists Redcliffe Regional Art Gallery
1995-06 Young Achievers Invitation Beachside Art Gallery Noosa
1994 Feature Artist St Peters Lutheran School Brisbane
1993 Whisson Family Art Exhibition Sunshine Seafood Restaurant Gallery
1992 Montville Art Gallery
Collections
Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
TAFE Corporate Collection 2011, 2012
Toowoomba Grammar School
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Publications
Australian Artist  Magazine
Art Collector Magazine
Professor Dewan – Nandana and Irises Book