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Hawthorn Artist Society | Shop 2/818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Updated: Apr 22, 2022

Tony Ericson

Tony lives and works in Melbourne. He is self-taught, with no formal fine art training. His resolve is to find out how much he can develop as an artist, as that part of his life becomes more and more important to him.

Work by Tony Ericson

Kathy Best

Kathy is a local emerging artist who has been painting consistently since 2008 under the guidance of many tutors. She is continuously learning and thinking of new ideas and completed her Certificate IV in Visual Arts in 2021. Kathy creates bold, expressive acrylic abstracts and contemporary paintings based on observation of the world around her. The works are predominately based on the present landscape and landscapes observed while travelling. She sometimes paints loosely from reference photos or memory. Other times she lets the paint and marks on the canvas guide her. Kathy’s works explore colour relationships, impasto texture, movement, shapes and layers.

Work by Kathy Best

Ken Wight

Ken Wight currently convenes an untutored abstract painting group on Thursday afternoons as part of the Hawthorn Art Society classes operating from the basement at Hawthorn Arts Centre. Ken only started painting less than 10 years ago, on retirement, and was delighted to find the sessions to be great fun. He enjoys the freedom that abstraction provides, allowing the artist to focus on the moment and find images in everyday environments. This has expanded this approach into his ‘non-painter’ life where he also enjoys recording abstract shapes, detail and colours of daily life through photography. Ken admits: ‘even a clumsy left-hander like me (who can’t draw) can have a great time making marks in any conceivable way and responding to the ideas that burst out from within.’

Tony, Kathy, and Ken all make regular appearances at the Hawthorn Artist Society’s weekly portrait, abstract and life drawing studios at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. For further information and these and other studios and classes visit

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