Please visit Rhonda Armistead at her website to view all artworks, paintings, etchings, prints and a comprehensive CV.  Plus her jewelry at Web Of Life Designs featured on the website.

Rhonda a contemporary Artist from Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia. 

Mediums include, Oils and Acrylics on Canvas, Reduction Plate Lino Prints, Etchings on Acrylic Plates, Drawings, Sketches in Pencil and Charcoal and Fine Line Pen.

Her paintings include Portraits, Landscapes and Contemporary Abstract pieces.

Commonly, she explores the intrinsic biodiversity and nature studies of the Region along with expressive portraiture and dramatic combinations of both, usually with an underlying message encapsulated within the symbolism and aesthetic of the work.

Her works are an intimate conversation between head, heart and hand.


Rhonda has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions over the past 15 years and worked on many commissioned works.

She is a Framing and Exhibition Consultant and Teaches Art Classes at her studio at Armistead’s Picture Framing & Gallery in Lismore (owned by her and partner Derek Armistead),  

Her paintings, drawings and prints are held in Private and Corporate collections throughout Australia, Ireland, Spain, Nepal, America and Japan.   


2001 – 2003  Fine Art Painting & Drawing and Printmaking at Lismore TAFE

2002     End of Year Exhibition at Lismore TAFE

2003     “Where the Rivers Meet the Artists” Exhibition  The Channon Gallery

            2003   Graduate Exhibition  Lismore TAFE

2004   Coraki Tea Tree Art Prize  “Kristie Lea”  Portrait. Popular Choice

2004    Commissioned to paint murals in the Drake Hotel.  Drake NSW by B & D Crane  Licencees

2005   Coraki Art Prize   “Waiting in the Wings”    Highly Commended

2006   Coraki Art Prize   “Out of the Woods”          Highly Commended

2005    Christmas Artists Show – Armisteads Gallery

2007   Country Energy Art Prize   Dubbo Regional Gallery   Employees Choice Award

2007  Exhibition with Kristine Ubergang At Armistead’s Gallery  “Uncontrollable Beauty”

2007   Commission for 2 contemporary paintings.  Wayne Franklin – Rous Water.  “Ebb & Flow” & “Frangipannis”

2007   Countryscapes Exhibition  The Gunnery, Woolloomooloo Sydney   Finalist

2007   Group Show – Art Aspects Gallery

2008    Commissioned to paint 7 works for Lismore City Council Offices Collection

2008   Judge – TAFE NSW Regional Art Prize – (Combined TAFES from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour)

2009   Group show in Serpentine Gallery – “Women of the World Exhibition”

2009   Invited to paint 2 local Landscape Paintings for The Byron Fine Art Gallery – Byron Bay

2009   Group Exhibition  Byron Fine Art Gallery

2009    Designed book cover for Peter Mitchell’s Poetry Book “The Scarlet Moment”

2009  Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize

2009  Printmakers Group Show – Blue Knob Gallery – Nimbin

2009  Group show – Nimbin Arts Fair

2009  Judge – TAFE NSW Student Assoc. 2009 Finals & Regional Art Prize

2010    Commissioned Painting – Nimbin Rocks

2010  Completed portrait of Thomas George MP

2010  Invited to sit on Selection Board for Teachers of NSW TAFE – Arts Dept.

2011  “Home Below the Falls”.  Selected for Caldera Artfest -Murwillumbah Civic Centre

2011  “Home Below the Falls”.  Selected for Caldera Art at O’Reilly’s – Canungra.

2011  Judge – TAFE NSW Regional Art Prize _ Selection for (Combined TAFE s from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour)

2011  Research Fellowship Recipient – Caldera Arts Festival & Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority.

2011   Solo Exhibition – Lismore Regional Gallery – “Waterfalls of Nth NSW”

2012  Fellowship Exhibition – Caldera Arts Festival  “Waterfalls & Vanishing Species”

2012    Group Show – “Scarlet” Serpentine Community Gallery

2012  Caldera Fellowship Exhibition – Roxy Gallery - Kyogle

2012  Judge – Lismore TAFE Acquisitive Prize

2013    Small Right – Big Changes Inc.   Logo design, poster design & Event poster design for International Event.

2013  Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize

2013   Colour In Your Life – TV Show  – April Art Prize Winner

2013   Finalist – Northern Rivers Portrait Prize

2013   2nd Prize Northern Rivers Portrait Prize – Work purchased by PHILLIP BACON Galleries for Lismore Reg. Gallery permanent collection.

2013  “Scarlet” Exhibition – group show – Serpentine Gallery

2013  Finalist – Caldera Art Prize.

2013Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.

2014Caldera Art Exhibition – Murwillumbah.

2014  Tweed River Festival Exhibition – Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre.

2014  Caldera Art Exhibition – Tweed Regional Gallery.  Finalist.

2014   Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.

2014   Finalist – Art Prizes 2015 Calendar (with permissions asked and given to use the work in future publications)

2014  Abstract featured in Paint My Photo Magazine Issue 12.

2015  Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize.

2015 Judge – Serpentine Community Gallery Annual Art Prize

2015  Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.

2015  Finalist – Caldera Art Exhibition

2016  Finalist – Border Art Prize – Tweed Regional Gallery

2016  Featured Artist – Colour In Your Life Television Program

2016  Membership accepted for the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

2016  Judge – Bentley Art Prize.

2016  Judge – North Coast National Art Prize.

2016  Art’s Columnist for The Valley Weekender Newspaper  QLD edition

2016  Finalist – Artist of the Month – On line Art Competition

2016  Group Show – Hillier Skuse Galleries – Gold Coast

2016  Judge – Tropical Fruits New Year Art Expo

2016  Finalist – Art Prize Calendar 2016

2017  Solo Show – Australian Guild of Realist Artists Galleries – Melbourne.

2017  Works held by AGRA Galleries in their Permanent Collection.

2017  Certificate for Excellence in Exhibition – Artmaster Australia International.

2017  Judge – Tropical Fruits New Year Artist Exhibition.



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