In her second career as a professional artist, Regina trained for three years in the classical tonal method of oil painting and continued to expand her knowledge and technique through experimentation and by attending a number of workshops and classes in different mediums. Regina predominately works in oils and soft pastels and in past years has specialized in painting the human form and water subjects where she places great emphasis on the mood, light and composition of a subject.
Regina exhibits work at her galleries in Sorrento, Mt Martha and Frankston in Victoria. She also regularly enters national competitions, conducts overseas painting tours, frequent workshops and tutors Australia wide. She is has also curated exhibitions for the charity, Very Special Kids and the Friends Gallery.
EXHIBITING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS – Abridged
2014 Group Exhibition – Australians at Work, Portrait Artist’s Australia, Melbourne Joint Exhibition – Brialyn Boathouse Gallery, Victoria Group Exhibition, Friends Gallery, Malvern, Victoria
2011 Group Exhibition, Detour – Portraits From A Hard Road Exhibition, fusion6, Melbourne Group Exhibition, All the World’s a Stage, Portrait Artists’ Australia, Melbourne Melba’s Marvellous Melbourne group exhibition, VAS Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Winner, A.M.E. Bale Art Prize, Best Work on Paper (Portrait), Melbourne Selected Hidden Faces of the Archibald Exhibition, Melbourne, The Friend’s Gallery Exhibition, Malvern Victoria (consecutively 2000 to 2010)
2009 Finalist, ANL Maritime Prize Exhibition, Melbourne Guest Artist, St. Kevin’s College, Toorak, VIC Winner, Ming Mackay Award, PSVA Winner, Best in Show, AGRA, Summer Exhibition Winner, Best in Show Runner-up, Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia (Portrait)
2008 Fellowship awarded – The Australian Guild of Realist Artists’ (AGRA) Winner, Best Figurative, Pastel Society of Victoria Australia Exhibition Finalist, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, Bega, NSW Finalist, The A.M.E. Bale Art Prize,
Selected Group Exhibition, Hidden Faces of the Archibald, Melbourne, VIC
Regina on the web: www.reginahona.com