Ted is a member and former General Manager of the Victorian Artists Society, a member of the Watercolour Society of Victoria and Hobson’s Bay Art Society.
He has been a practicing artist for most of his life, being one of the lucky people who managed to combine artistic talent with work. Starting his working career as a ticketwriter, signwriter and graphic designer/illustrator with key roles as Creative Director/Senior Designer with the State Government of Victoria and the Premiers Private Office before being sort after as Production Manager/Art Director for a leading Victorian Media Company.
Ted studied watercolours with David Taylor in the early nineties and watercolour has remained his favoured medium since, though he does admit to dragging out the old oils on occasions.
His philosophy is “keep it simple’’.
Drawn towards an impressionist approach to painting, some of Ted’s favourite role models include John Singer Sargent, Edward Seago, Harold Herbert and R. W. Sturgess.
Ted has had twelve successful solo exhibitions since 2000 as well a number of group shows with artist friends including '5' (consisting of Julian Bruere, Mary Hyde, Ray Hewitt, John Hunt and himself). All good friends, Ted believes that this is the most exciting and fun group he has been involved with.
He has received a number of First Prizes and Commendations in various Art Shows including;
- Victorian Artists Society’s Artist of the Year Award for 2007
- the MooneeValleyArt Show Watercolour 1st Prize
- the Hobson’s Bay Rotary Art Show 1st Prize for Watercolour
- Best in Show St. Peter’s Art Show
Ted was recently made a Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society in recognition of his contribution to the Society and Art.
He is often called on for workshops, demonstrations and judging.
View Ted's work at http://teddansey.blogspot.com/ or simply Google Ted Dansey Watercolours.