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The Remedy – Portrait of Basil Hetzel AC

The Remedy – Portrait of Basil Hetzel AC

Avril Thomas originally painted this portrait as an entry to the Archibald. It was fortuitous it wasn’t selected.  Adelaide University School of Medicine had also just commissioned Avril Thomas to paint 59 portraits for its 125th Celebrations. Basil Hetzel AC having...

Avril Thomas online shop for prints on products

Avril Thomas online shop for prints on products

Avril Thomas has 2 online shops with prints on products. 1. Avril Thomas paintings, drawings and general photography. 2. The Magpie Springs collection shop From here you can buy directly online. a) Choose the product you are searching for b) Click the link to see more...

A Visual History – South Australian artists

A Visual History – South Australian artists

The Royal South Australian Society of Arts 1856 - 2016 Volume - Avril Thomas inclusion in this historical publication by Adam Dutkiewicz A copy of this publication can be seen at Magpie Springs - Avril Thomas Gallery and Studio 

The Archibald experience Avril Thomas

The Archibald experience Avril Thomas

When Avril Thomas started entering works for the Archibald the criteria was, the subject must be someone distinguished in art, letters, science or politics.  The prize then was $30k, its now $100,000 more in line with National Competitions. The work had to be a...

Online shopping – products Prints

Online shopping – products Prints

 Links  to see selection of products using Avril Thomas Prints 1. Click on the items your interested in.  2. Choose print you like. Buy online. Clothing - Mens clothing - Hoodies, Lightweight Hoodies, Lightweight Sweatshirts, Zipped Hoodies T- Shirts - Active,...

The Artists Book by Portrait Artists Australia

The Artists Book by Portrait Artists Australia

South Australian artist Avril Thomas is proud to be included in "The Artists Book" a 180 page book released in Sydney with leading portrait artists from round Australia. A Portrait Artists Australia publication. Portrait Artists...

The Creek – Oil painting landscape by Avril Thomas

The Creek – Oil painting landscape by Avril Thomas

This scene Painted by Avril Thomas is in South Australia on the Fleurieu Peninsula near Victor Harbor. It was painted mostly at the roadside when conditions permited and completed in her studio. The original Oil painting is for sale   If interested make contact with...

A day in the life of medicine in South Australia

A day in the life of medicine in South Australia

The cream of South Australia's medical profession has been brought to life by two local artists in a specially commissioned art show celebrating the 125th anniversary of the University of Adelaide's Medical School. Fifty-nine portraits of the State's best known...

A Day in the Life Medicine” by artist Avril Thomas

A Day in the Life Medicine” by artist Avril Thomas

Avril Thomas was commissioned to paint and draw fifty-nine portraits by Adelaide University School of Medicine.Some of South Australia's best known medical personnel were brought to life in these works for an art show celebrating the 125th anniversary of the...

Stateline ABC Segment on Theatre Works

Stateline ABC Segment on Theatre Works

There were 42 paintings and drawings in this collection "Theatre Works" by Avril Thomas The exhibition held at Flinders Medical Centre. This show was followed by another marathon style series. Avril Thomas was recruited by Adelaide University School of Medicine to...

Spikes: then and now

Spikes: then and now

Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE (b. 1931), former sprinter, was Governor of South Australia from 2001 to 2007. The ‘Lithgow Flash’ won Olympic gold medals in the 100m and 200m at Helsinki in 1952, becoming the first Australian woman to win an Olympic gold medal for...

Posthumous Oil Painting for Monsash University

Posthumous Oil Painting for Monsash University

Commissioned by Monash University to paint J.L. Les Williams (January 18, 1915 – June 4, 1994) A portrait of J. L. (Les) William was commissioned by Monash University's School of Physics. The portrait was painted by the Adelaide artist Ms Avril Thomas. The J. L....

Graduate’s portrait comes home

Graduate’s portrait comes home

A portrait of esteemed medical researcher and graduate Dr Basil Hetzel AC, painted to commemorate the University of Adelaide's 125th anniversary of its medical program, has been officially unveiled in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Dr Hetzel was one of 59 of the...

Independent weekly

Independent weekly

Avril's work was featured both in the Independent weekly August 6 - 12

Monash University Commissioned Portraits – Deans

Monash University Commissioned Portraits – Deans

In 2010 Avril Thomas was Commissioned by Monash University, Victoria to paint an 8 piece collection - The Deans of Science Prof Jock Marshal, Prof John Swan, Bill Muntz, Prof Ian Rae, Prof James Warren, Prof Ron Davies , Prof Ross Norris, Prof Kevin Westfold. These...

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