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Steve Hoysted

Like many people I drew and painted a lot as a child, but at around 11 years old I began to take it seriously, copying the drawing style of Eric Jolliffe and paintings of Albert Namatjira, Hans Heysen, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In my early teens I had lessons at Granville Tech with Ken Reinhard and found the 'Heidelberg' painters. I painted well into my mid twenties when family and other priorities took over.

In 2004 my family gave me a surprise gift for my 60th birthday of a weekend workshop with Kasey Sealy which was the catalyst to get fully back into it seriously. I have also attended workshops with John Wilson, John Rice and John Corby.

Now paint regularly with the group (APAG) who have become my friends, inspiration and given me the confidence to push on in this sometime difficult but satisfying pursuit.