Discover Stunning Australian Tropical Paintings, Driftwood Sculpture, Drawings and Art Glass.
Searching for adventure? Stunning beauty? Tropical Paintings? Peace and tranquility in which to make art or to just think about it? A warm, tropical rainforest climate?
Many famous Australian painters on such a quest have gravitated to these northern shores since the early days of European settlement.
Often living in rough shacks, hastily thrown up on pristine beaches, beside waterfalls or hidden in the rainforest, they explored their vision with excitement, energy and dedication.
Since time immemorial, their predecessors, the Australian aborigines, have daubed their bodies and painted or carved images on rock faces in ceremonial, cultural rituals.
Aboriginal art history, through cave paintings and dreamtime stories, passed down through generations, informs contemporary arts practice in aboriginal communities across the continent. The resultant paintings, carvings and basketry are highly valued by discerning collectors today.
Being rather isolated and so far from southern cities, Tropical Australia (everywhere north of the Tropic of Capricorn) covers thousands of square kilometres from Broome in Western Australia through Darwin in the Northern Territory to Cairns in North Queensland. With its vast distances, 'laid-back' lifestyle and colourful 'characters' it retains something of a frontier atmosphere.
In North Queensland, the drama of crashing tropical thunder and downpours, amazing cloud formations, towering, jungle clad mountain ranges and tidal surges forms the backdrop for tropical paintings, art glass, drawings and sculpture, which have developed a distinctly regional flavour.
For examples of tropical paintings and other artforms being produced in Australia today, please see individual artists' pages or gallery pages.
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If you would like to experience this unique part of the world through its paintings, photographs, sculpture or drawings, please refer to the various sections in the navigation bar to the left.
Or would you prefer to experience first-hand the wild beauty of the Australian tropics as well as the diversity of art workshops, festivals, galleries and markets on offer by holidaying here? Looking for exciting tropical vacation destinations? You may have found some! If not, please ask for specific information.
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- Site Map Directory of Australian Art History, Famous Artists, Art Retreats etc
- This site map lists glass artists,art retreats,australian art history information,sculpture and art events pages in an easily accessible format.
- Art in Tropical Australia Blog
- This blog will keep you up-to date with what's new at Art in Tropical Australia.
- Tropic of Capricorn - Artist Directory
- Tropic of Capricorn artist directory links to information about leading artists of the northern tropical region of Australia.
- Online Art Exhibitions - Buy Contemporary Art Online
- These online art exhibitions give you the opportunity to buy contempoary art online from leading tropical Australian artists.
- Vibrant Tropical Paintings of North Queensland, AustraliaDelight!
- The richness, energy and variety of these vibrant tropical paintings from North Queensland reflect the depth of experience of its artists.
- Drawing Pencil Sketches Often Prepares Artists for Paintings or Leads to More De
- Drawing pencil sketches is often preparation for more detailed drawings or paintings.
- Tropical Printmaking
- Tropical Printmaking, that is, the physical making of an original print by the artist, makes its mark!
- Sculpture in Tropical Australia.
- Sculpture in Tropical Australia is alive and well!
- Collectible Glass Art Work Sparkles in Tropical Australia.
- Collectible glass art work in Australia is bold and adventurous.
- Australian Gemstones Feature Strongly in Australian Jewelry
- Australian gemstones, used often in Australian jewelry, are of extremely high quality and beauty.
- Art Textiles in the Tropics
- Wonderful art textiles in natural fabrics flow from studios of talented tropical artists.
- Designer Scarves by Jill Booth Explore the Beauty of Tropical Ginger Flowers.
- Fashionable designer scarves by Jill Booth explore the beauty of North Queensland's tropical ginger flowers.
- Tropical Photography Showcases Beaches, Flowers and Magical Weddings.
- Tropical photography includes the magic of warm beaches, tropical islands, flowers - and romantic weddings!
- Giclee Definition - What is Giclee?
- Giclee definition - what is giclee and how do I pronounce giclee?
- Large Art Prints of Tropical Rainforest Plants Now For Sale.
- These large art prints of tropical rainforest plants display the vibrancy of their colorful foliage and leaf patterns.
- Aboriginal Artwork of Tropical Australia Acclaimed Worldwide
- Aboriginal artwork of tropical Australia is sought after internationally
- Thursday Island Is The Administrative and Business Centre of the Torres Strait .
- Thursday Island cultural centre houses significant traditional and contemporary cultural artifacts.
- Abstract Tropical Paintings in Australia by Jill Booth
- Abstract tropical paintings reflect the colour and excitement of Far North Queensland.
- Creative Tourism in Australia is The New Reason for Travel.
- Creative Tourism in Australia becomes the new reason for travel.
- Creative Arts Workshops in Australia
- Creative Arts Workshops in Australia develop creativity and provide an in-depth tourism experience.
- Free Arts Directory Listing for Arts Groups
- This free arts directory will help your arts group to be found!
- Read E-Book Reviews of Some of the Best Books for Student and Hobby Artists
- These art e-book reviews will help you to choose your best e-book downloads.
- Tropical Art Suppliers
- Tropical art suppliers provide all artist supplies locally.
- North Queensland Art Galleries
- North Queensland art galleries show varied work from contemporary Australian artists.
- Festivals in Tropical Australia Promote Tropical Artists.
- Festivals in Tropical Australia promote tropical artists.
- Markets in tropical Australia are a drawcard
- Markets in Tropical Australia, such as Port Douglas Sunday markets, are a magnet for visitors and locals.
- Corporate Gifts Australia Designs and Sources Executive Corporate Gifts
- Would you like Corporate Gifts Australia to help you to source executive corporate gifts, incentive gifts, even coffee gift baskets and personalised business gifts for your special clients?
- Your Tropical Art E-Newsletter - "Perspectives" -The Latest in Tropical Art News
- "Perspectives" - your tropical bi-monthly art e-newsletter brings you the latest news from the tropical Australian art scene.
- Send a Free E-card to Your Friends
- Send a free e-card to your friends to keep in touch.
- Interesting Links For You To Enjoy.
- Check out these diverse and interesting links about top beaches, wineries and even Icelandic artists!
- Tropical Vacation Destinations in Australia - Top Honeymoon Destinations.
- Tropical vacation destinations in Australia are safe, warm and relaxing.
- Ted Banfield’s Isle of Dreams Saved His Life.
- The isle of dreams is how Ted Banfield described the beautiful tropical island, where he lived in happy isolation for a quarter of a century.
- Romantic Tropical Weddings in Australia Are Pure Magic.
- For romantic tropical weddings, top honeymoon destinations and lots of interesting vacation ideas for your guests, Far North Queensland is hard to beat.
- Art Journals Record Artists’ Activities and Their Sources Of Ideas
- Art journals have been used traditionally by artists to quickly record experiences and insights for their work.
- Share Your Art Ideas, Paintings, Articles and Stories?
- Please share your art ideas, paintings, stories, articles and poems to build your own web pages.
- Sell Art Online From the Comfort of Your Home
- Buy and sell art online from home with ease with no comission costs. Just follow directions!
- Port Douglas Weather - Tropical Weather Forecasts - Port Douglas Map
- Would you like to know what the Port Douglas weather is doing today? Here's the answer at a glance and also a Port Douglas map.
- Contact Form for Enquiries About Art in Tropical Australia Artists and Artwork.
- Please use this form to make contact, ask questions or to make suggestions about the site.
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