News in brief: visual art

Rockhampton master of horror Greg Chapman has been celebrated for his long catalogue of work for the Horror Writers Association.  For the last seven years Greg's created ghoulish graphics from posters to website banners, cartoons, and the logo for the HWA's annual StokerCon.

 Horror writer and artist Greg Chapman with his award from the Horror Writers Association.

Horror writer and artist Greg Chapman with his award from the Horror Writers Association.

At this year's StokerCon in Rhode Island, Greg was recognised with the Richard Laymon President’s Award for Services to the HWA.  He couldn't get to the awards in the US, but has received a care package with his trophy, and copies of the Con anthology featuring his artwork on both the cover and inside.

"Every time I get an email request from the HWA to do a new graphic it’s a real thrill, because I get the chance to give back to an organisation that has provided so much support and guidance to me over the years," Greg says.

"Although the HWA is an association of writers, I’m glad that the organisation has recognised the important role art and design has to play in the horror genre and I hope I get to keep on creating art for the HWA for many more years to come."

Read more and see some of Greg's HWA artwork here.

Lyn Diefenbach has a 12-page article in the April edition of Australian Artist magazine, featuring several of her works and a step by step demonstration.  She's also leading a painting tour of Greece, leaving May 4.

 Emily Szilveszter's work on show at the Brisbane opening of Iconic Queensland.  Photo by Thomas Oliver, via Emily's Facebook page  A Life In The Making .

Emily Szilveszter's work on show at the Brisbane opening of Iconic Queensland.  Photo by Thomas Oliver, via Emily's Facebook page A Life In The Making.

Artist and natural history illustrator Emily Szilveszter has work included in the Queensland Regional Arts Awards' touring exhibition Iconic Queensland.  The exhibition, including Emily's seahorse and butterfly, is currently in Toowoomba and heading around the state over the next few months including stops in Emerald and Mundubbera.

Read more about Iconic Queensland here.

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