Aime Sacrez

Artwork on display at Gallery Beneath

Aime Sacrez began his art studies informally as a caricaturist at the age of 11 in Townsville, Australia. In 1996, Aime met Susan Macauley, a poet living in Townsville, who asked Aime to draw illustrations for her humorous Australian Poetry. Aime illustrated two books by Susan Macauley and later produced water-colour illustrations for her most recent Children's book called "The Green Frog Regatta".

 

In 1998, aged 17, Aime moved to Florence, Italy, studying classical sculpture, drawing and painting at the Charles H. Cecil Studio.The following year Aime travelled through Europe, visiting the major art galleries in Italy, France, Spain, Holland and England. His tour of Europe took him to London, where he regularly worked as a portrait painter over the next three years. Aime received a grant from the ‘Prince's Trust', to assist with his art studies in Florence. Aime continued his art training at the Florence Academy of Art (1999 - 2001) studying the traditional methods and materials used by the old masters.

 

In 2001, Aime returned to Australia and in 2002, he moved north, living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. He exhibited at the ‘La Tourelle Gallery' in Tanawha.

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n 2004, Aime travelled to Japan where he studied the traditional technique of Japanese ink wash painting – ‘suibokuga’. Later that year he returned to England for commissioned portrait work.

 

In 2006, Aime rented a studio in Florence, Italy where he painted classical nudes, Italian architecture and portraits. Later that year Aime held an Art workshop and group exhibition in Tara, Queensland.

 

Exhibitions of Aime's art work have been held on the Sunshine Coast in Australia in 2004 and 2005, in Osaka, Japan in 2005 and in Tara, Australia in 2007. His artwork hangs in private collections in Japan and the United Kingdom and public collections throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.

 

2012 - 2014 Finalist Mortimer prize

2010:Highly Commended for pastel awarded by Jeff Makin, Sutton Grange Art show , VIC

2010: Portrait exhibited in the Salon des Refuses, Hidden Faces of the Archibald Exhibition , Hilton Hotel, Melbourne , VIC

2009: Quiet Life solo exhibition, Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

2009: ANL Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition participant, Mission To Sea Farers Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC

2009: Self –Portrait exhibited in the Salon des Refuses, Hidden Faces of the Archibald Exhibition, Melbourne Smart Artz Gallery, VIC

2009: Exhibition, Dudley House, Bendigo VIC

2008: Self-Portrait exhibited in the Salon des Refuses, Hidden Faces of the Archibald Exhibition, Melbourne Hyatt Hotel, VIC

2007:Exhibition, Tara Shire Council, QLD

2005: Exhibition, Coolum Hall, QLD

2005: Exhibition, Kaizuka City Hall, Osaka, Japan

2002: Exhibition, La Tourelle gallery, Tanawha, QLD

1999-2001: Study at the Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

1999: Prince’s Trust grant, London, U.K.

1998: Scholarship study at Charles Cecil Studio, Florence, Italy

1996: Minister’s Awards recipient, Townsville, QLD