A W A R D S
1986 1st. Prize, Melton Art Exhibition.
1987 1st. Prize, "Djerriwarrh Festival" Art Show.
1989 "Highly Commended", Bacchus Marsh Rotary, Judge Walter Magilton.
1990 "Highly Commended", Bright Art Show, Judge Alan Sartori.
"Best Local Artist, Melton Art Show, Judge Edward Berry.
1991 "Best Oil Painting", Melton Art Show, Judge Walter Magilton.
"Most Popular Painting", Loyola
College, Watsonia, Public Vote.
"Honourable Mention", Box
Hill Lions Art Show, Judge Barbera Beasley-
1993 "Best Overall Painting", Melton Rotary, Judge Hilde Mathiske.
1994 "Best Oil/Acrylic", Torquay Rotary, Judge Don Stuchbery.
"Best Painting- Any Medium", Torquay Rotary, Judge Don Stuchbery.
"Highly Commended", Pakenham Art Show, Judge Ramon Horsfield.
"Best Painting- Up to $500.00", Pakenham A/S, Judge Ron Horsfield.
1995 "Best Painting- Any Medium", Tintern Grammar School, Ringwood Art Show.
1997 "Artist of the Month Nov/Dec", Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Melbourne.
2000 "Best Acrylic", 2000 Bega Valley Regional Gallery Art Awards, Judge John
2001 "Highly Commended", 2001 Bega Valley Regional Gallery Art Awards, Judge
2003 Wins the 'People's Choice Award' at Bega Valley Regional Gallery Art Awards.
2004 "Best Mixed Media" Prize at Bega Valley Regional Gallery Art Awards, Judge
2005 Equal first in the 'People's Choice Award' at Bega Valley Regional Gallery Art
B I O G R A P H Y & C O L L E C T I O N S
1953 Born in Sydney, moved to Melbourne 1956.
1974 Diploma of Art & Design, Prahran College of Advanced Education.
1975 Diploma of Education, Melbourne State College.
1985 Completed 10 years of Secondary School Teaching and resigned as the Head of
the Creative Arts
Department to start painting part-time and
established and run the "Mt.Aitken Art Gallery" in Gisborne South, Victoria.
1986 Melton Council purchased a painting.
1987 Melton Council purchased second painting.
1988 Commissioned to co-ordinate a Bicentennial Mural.
Mt.Aitken Estates Winery purchased a painting.
1989 Left the Gallery to start full-time painting.
1990 Accepted into the "Australian Guild of Realist Artists".
1991 Abon Engineering purchased a painting.
1993 Accepted into the "Victorian Artists Society".
1994 Published in the book "50 Australian Artists", edited by John Mutsaers.
2 paintings purchased for the Smorgon Family Collection.
1995 Tintern Anglican Girls Grammar School purchased a painting for their Collection.
A painting purchased by Selkirk Bricks Company.
Commissioned to paint a Portrait for ABON Engineering.
1997 Accepted into "The Australian Society of Miniature Art, Victoria".
Accepted into the "Wildlife Art Society of Australasia".
Judged the Melbourne High School Art Exhibition.
1998 Delshan Art Gallery purchased paintings for their Private Collection.
2000 With his wife, moved into their new home on the edge of the NSW Far South
2001 Designs and maintains his Website: www.richardsiemensartist.com
2002 Invited to participate in the "Biennale Internazionale Dell'arte Contemporanea" in
2003 Richard is labelled an "Ultra-realist Painter", because through composition, colour,
tone and meticulous detail, a 3-Dimensional illusion is created on his "Quality
2005 Starts publishing Limited Edition Prints of his latest works as Giclee
2008 Photographs the local NSW wilderness coast and then super-imposes his
photographed local bird life, to create stunning Digital Art Works.
2010 Richard is listed in the 'Dictionary of Australian Artists Online" (www.daao.org.au)
2014 Published in the book "Sapphire - images and art of the sapphire coast", author,
Michelle Delle Vergin.
2015 Featured artist and a painting demonstation in 'Artist's Palette' Sept. 2015 Edition
E X H I B I T I O N S
1989 1st. Solo Exhibition at Mt. Aitken Gallery, Gisborne Sth., Victoria.
1990 Group Exhibition at Greenwich Galleries, Williamstown. Vic.
1991 Select Group Exhibition with The Australian Guild of Realist Artists at Mildura Arts
Solo Exhibition at Balmoral Galleries, Geelong, Victoria.
1992 Group Exhibition at Greenwich Galleries, Williamstown.
1993 Select Group Touring Exhibition with A.G.R.A. at Guild House Camberwell,
Hamilton & Sale Regional Galleries.
1994 "Moomba" Solo Exhibition at Southgate Complex, South Melbourne.
1995 Group Exhibition at 292 Gallery, Richmond. Vic.
Select Group Exhibition
with A.G.R.A. at Warrnambool Regional Gallery.
"Spring Carnival" Group Exhibition at Delshan Gallery, Armadale. Vic.
"Summer" Group Exhibition at 292 Gallery, Richmond, Vic.
"Various Artists" Group Exhibition at Delshan Gallery, Armadale, Vic.
1996 Solo Exhibition at Delshan Gallery, Armadale, Vic.
"Still Life" Group
Exhibition at Schubert Galleries, Surfers Paradise, Queensland.
Solo Exhibition at Delshan Gallery, Milton, Queensland.
1997 Group Exhibition with the Combined Australian Society of Miniature Art at
Select Group Exhibition with
A.G.R.A., Melbourne Floral Art Show, Royal
"Mainly Miniatures" Group
Exhibition at Kerry Anne's Akoonah Park Gallery,
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia "Annual Exhibition" at Melbourne.
"Featured Artist for Nov/Dec" at
the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Melbourne.
1998 Group "Wildlife Exhibition of Excellence" at Kerry Anne's Akoonah Park Gallery,
1999 Solo Exhibition at Delshan Gallery, Armadale, Vic.
2001 Group Exhibition at the Athenaeum Club, Collins St. Melbourne.
2002 Major Exhibition by Select Artists "Exhibition of Form" at Delshan Gallery,
2003 "Close Up" Solo Exhibition at Delshan Gallery, Armadale, Vic.
Group "Painters of the Coast 2003" Exhibition
at The Forest Gallery, South
Group Wildlife Exhibition "Feathers, Fur & Skin" at Dural Galleries, Dural, NSW.
2004 "Eclectic Exhibition of Major Artists from Swinburne University" at
Finalist in the "Cromwell's $45,000 Art Prize and
Touring Exhibition" to the
Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, The Art House Hotel, Sydney and
Embassy in Washington, USA.
"Painters from the South Coast" Group Exhibition at Made from Australia Galleries,
2005 "Eclectic Exhibition of Major Artists from Swinburne University" at Delshan
2006 Touring "Art of the South East Diary and Resource Book" Exhibition by SEAR,
Group Exhibition "six" at Delshan Gallery, Victoria.
2007 "Painters of the Coast 2007" Group Exhibition at The Forest Gallery, Sth. Durras,
2008 "Eclectic Exhibition of Major Artists from Swinburne University" at Delshan
2010 Finalist in the Basil Sellers $15,000 Art Prize, NSW.
2011 "Coast Watch" Group Exhibition with James Willebrant, Susan Sutton and John
Sharman at Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra.
2013 "Sea Birds" Exhibition at Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.
2014 "Group Exhibition with Steve Harris, Michael Keller and Ross Wilsmore"
at Without Pier Gallery, Cheltenham, Victoria.
2015 "Flower Feathers & Fish" 3 artists Exhibition at Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.