Carol Lee Beckx
Carol Lee Beckx lives and works in Brisbane, Australia as an artist and teacher. Classes are held in the Studio at her home. After living in South Africa all her life, Carol immigrated to Australia in December 2010.
Carol has had a varied career path, training in Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology with the focus on painting. She taught both Junior and High School students and ran adult Art classes. Juta SA published her illustrations for The Beehive School Reading Scheme.
For some time she worked extensively in mosaic creating designs for swimming pools and making badges for schools. Then later, a garden landscaping business gave her the opportunity to design with plants and rock, making gardens and building water features. While doing a twelve year stint in the retail trade, as owner and manager, Carol continued to paint, exhibiting frequently at various Durban galleries.
Now settled in Australia, Carol exhibits regularly in group shows: The Lethbridge 10,000; Rotary Spectacular and Moreton Bay Regional Art Prize. Together with members of cARTwheel Collaborative she has had successful exhibitions at Percolator Gallery in Paddington.
Epworth School, Pietermartizburg (distinction in Art)
Durban University of Technology – 4-year Teachers’ Diploma in Art (Painting)
Transform Hair, The Gap Queensland
Maverick Travel, Everton Park
Deja Bru, Mc Dowall
Wearable Art Hairdressing, Mc Dowall
Exhibitions & Awards
2015 – Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 exhibition
2015 – Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular
2014 – Nundah Arts Festival – Grand Prize winner for Riverside Trees
2014 – Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular
2014 – Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 exhibition
2013 – Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular
2013 – Redcliffe Art Society 1st Prize for Flora & Fauna section
2013 – Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Exhibition
MASSA* Miniature Art Society of South Africa
WSSA * Watercolour Society of South Africa
KZNSA* Kwa Zulu Natal Society of Arts