Wendy Havard

Wendy is a past student of Peter Smales, learning from him, tonal and impressionist oil techniques, and of Nell Frysteen, learning from her, pastel and colourist techniques. She continues the journey; exploring oils, pastels and water-colour, often borrowing techniques from one medium to influence another.

Wendy is passionate about the natural environment and strives to portray the beauty of nature. She is inspired by the natural ecosystem of land, water, animals and plants and hopes to inspire others to take the time to appreciate the unique landscapes and animal habitats that we have in Australia.

Wendy often layers colour to accentuate the character and light in a landscape, finding the combination of colours that convey the sense or spirit of a particular place. Intrigued by animals, Wendy delights in painting them to portray their individual character.


  • Highly Commended: Small Packages Exhibition 2015
  • Artist of the Year: Sherbrooke Art Society 2014
  • Highly Commended - Mont De Lancey Art Show 2013
  • Highly Commended - Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia Awards, 2012
  • Prize Contemporary Section – Sherbrooke Renaissance Exhibition, 2010
  • Highly commended – Streeton, Roberts, McCubbin Awards Exhibition, 2008
  • Best Pastel Award – Sherbrooke Art Society Spring show, 2007
  • Sherbrooke Art Society – Hans Heysen award, 2005

Above Halls Gap

Barmah Shadows

Broome Hill Eucalyptus

Bullatale Creek

Desert Oaks




Warbuton Swim