Narelle Pitkin

Narelle Pitkin

Award-winning artist Narelle Pitkin resides near Preston on the Darling Downs.  Narelle’s vibrant and colourful paintings combine realism and abstraction, beautifully reflecting the splendor with which she views our landscapes, wildlife, and people.  Her art work showcases many media types including acrylics, oils, watercolours, inks, pastels, and beading.  An innovative and instinctive painter, Narelle constantly experiments with new styles and techniques.  Evocation of mood, passion, energy, and innovation are hallmarks of her style.

After studying with the Flying Art School under the direction of artists Mervyn Moriarty and Roy Churcher, Narelle conducted art programs and classes to numerous primary schools and adult educational institutions.  Narelle has participated in many workshops, including McGregor Arts Schools, and is now an enthusiastic participant of the Ramsay Shed Painters Group.

Narelle received her first commission at age thirteen, and since then has enjoyed success at many art exhibitions and shows, including two Grand Champion prizes, and the 2009 Oil/Acrylic prize at the Hugh Sawrey Art@Kogan competition.  She was resident artist at the Jondaryan Woolshed Festival and Caboonbah Brisbane Valley Homestead Festival during 2003, and guest artist at the Jandowae Timber Festival in 2010.

Narelle’s work has been exhibited at the Maleny Art Gallery, the Bronzwing Gallery Montville, David Linton Gallery Maleny, Galloway Gallery (Gallery G) in Brisbane, and a range of Toowoomba galleries.  Narelle has also been commissioned by a number of major business houses to produce original and thematic work.


Narelle Pitkin’s Postcard Series: Australia Alive with Colour

15 postcards of iconic Australian animals and scenes (pictured below) – $1.00 each.
12-pack of miniature prints – $3.00.
Wholesale prices available for orders over $125 – please email or call to enquire.  Large orders welcome.


Narelle Pitkin’s Zodiac paintings

Narelle was commissioned to create series of twelve zodiac paintings for Fiona Forbes’s astrological website.


Guests are welcome to visit Narelle’s Private Studio Gallery (by appointment only) located 16km from Toowoomba on the Preston Tourist Drive.  Please phone (07) 4630 9469 to arrange an appointment.