Joseph Bezzina ( FRAS ) is a Sydney based multi awarded artist. He holds an Advanced Creative Fine Arts Certificate and Statement of Attainment in Skills and Practices in Fine Arts. While studying for his certificate Joseph received the Highest Achievement Award and five Distinctions. Joseph is also a Fellow of the Royal Art Society NSW (RAS) and a teacher for the RAS Art School.
Joseph has won the UTA Paint Your Way to Paris, Wagga Wagga Art Prize, North Sydney Prize and Camberwell Rotary Prize. He is the recipient of the Royal Art Society Medal of Distinction and the Thora Ungar Memorial Award. Joseph has also exhibited as a Finalist in major art prizes such as Mosman Art Prize, Salon des Refus'es, Paddington Art Prize, Mount Eyre Vineyard Prize and the NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize in 2008,2009,2010.
In his own words ...
My attachment with the landscape has always presented me with a rich source of subject matter. What has changed with my artwork over the years is more about the isolation, colour and the underlying lines and shapes that run through our landscape. When I paint en plein air it reinvigorates the mind to see and capture, in a more fleeting way, the light, atmosphere and movement in the land before me.
What art means to me can best be summed up by Piet Monadrian who said "The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel."