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REK is an established professional artist and tutor based in Brisbane, Queensland. His popular artworks draw inspiration from the beauty and intricate details found in the natural world, in particular he has become known synonymously as a realistic avian specialist.

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About REK

REK is an established artist working from his studio in Brisbane, he is best known as a realistic avian specialist painter.
His popular artworks are driven by fine details. The process of exacting the photo realistic results he produces today, is a skill which has taken many years of focused study and practice to refine.

REK often fuses his key subjects with his love of fine patterns and other design elements, layering the soft details of his avian creations over the top of contrasting backgrounds which he reworks and obscures, challenging the viewer to look beyond the main image and discover the hidden depth beneath.

Though he does approach other subject matters such as his recent freedom of nature series, nothing has held his attention more tightly than the world of birds. Captivated by the freedom they represent as well as their ethereal beauty.
Striving to achieve ever more perfect results has seen REK Collaborating with multiple professional nature photographers from Australia and abroad – always seeking out only the best reference material to work from

REK Studied at the Brisbane Institute of Art and has exhibited consistently in solo and group exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne and the Gold Coast since emerging in the early 2000’s. He has tutored at the Royal Qld Art Society and the exclusive McGregor School of Creative Arts at University of Southern Qld.

His work has proliferated in recent years and is held in private and corporate collections from every corner of Australia and across the globe. His artwork has been commissioned for children’s books, appeared on Chanel 10’s Healthy Homes Australia and has been a finalist in many competitive art prizes including The Brisbane Rotary Art Prize, Queensland Figurative, the Art Lovers Australia Art Prize and the Lethbridge 20,000.

In 2021 REK was the winner of the Sixth Annual Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards held by The TYTO Regional Art Gallery.

He is a member of the Queensland Wildlife Artist’s Society and was the People’s choice recipient for the Societies’ 2019 exhibition. In 2020 REK was the feature artist and guest judge at the Royal Queensland art Societies’ Biannual Exhibition “All Creatures and Wild Things” Held at Petrie Terrace Gallery.

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Awards –

  • Winner People’s Choice – 43rd Annual Hinchinbrook Art Award
  • Finalist – Art Lovers Australia Prize –  2022
  • Winner – Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Award 2021
  • Finalist – (exhibition tier) Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award – 2021
  • Finalist – Queensland Figurative Royal QLD Art Society – 2020
  • Finalist – (exhibition tier) Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award – 2020
  • Finalist – Art Lovers Australia Prize  – 2020
  • Finalist – Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular – 2019

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