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13 May, 2021

World renowned artist to brush up local talent

FAMOUS artist Donald Waters (OAM) will be touching down in Atherton at the end of May to host a special workshop specifically catered to helping artists find their spark and individuality.

By Rhys Thomas

Artist Donald Waters (OAM)

FAMOUS artist Donald Waters (OAM) will be touching down in Atherton at the end of May to host a special workshop specifically catered to helping artists find their spark and individuality. 

Mr Waters has spent his later artistic years travelling around Australia delivering workshops to people of all ages and artistic levels, coaching them on art and life. 

Artworks by Mr Waters are held in high regard making their way into many private and corporate collections including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II collection.

Atherton is a favourite stop for him and this time he will be hosting a four-day workshop over May 21 to 24 preceded by a special charity painting at Carinya on May 20. 

“I love doing this (the workshops) because it’s bringing the art out into the rural areas,” Mr Waters said. 

“I tailor the workshops to everyone but because I work with the individual and I develop the individual I can direct them on their own path. 

“I don’t go up there and teach people to paint like me, what I do is develop them as an individual and that’s the most important thing.”

Before sitting down for the workshops Mr Waters will be visiting Carinya Home for the Aged in Atherton for a special painting demonstration after which, the painting will be donated to a charity.  


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