Dean Vella Painting Titled : Tropical Parrot
Medium : Acrylic and Oil
Size 50h x 70w
Dean Vella (1958-.) Australia
Born in Broken Hill in 1958, He trained as an automotive engineer. A self-taught artist, he moved to Cairns in 1987 where he founded the Landmark Gallery.
Dean is a mid career artist and has held over 50 solo exhibitions widely throughout Australia, Asia & USA.
In 1998 saw an acquisition of a major work from his “Wind in the Willows” Series by Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China. This was the First western painting placed in this collection.
He then went on in 2003 to his First Museum Exhibition – “Power of the Earth” by invitation at The Guangdong Museum of Art. This Exhibition was officially recognized by The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and recorded in the Museums Archives.
Honours and Awards
Museum Acquisition – Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China 1998
Listed as one of “Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists” – Australian Art Collector, Issue 7/1999.
Won the Contemporary Art Prize- Central Coast Festival of Arts. NSW 2005
Won the Contemporary Art Section of the 34th Annual Ivanhoe Art Show, NSW. 2005