Guntis Jansons is an artist from Laguna NSW.
Born 1946Weisau,Germany. Latvian Parents
Arrived inAustraliain 1950.
Education Completed schooling inVictoria to Leaving Cert.
and Matriculation English. Went on to complete a three-year
Certificate of Art Course at R.M.I.T.(Royal Melbourne Institute of
Technology). Studied Graphic Design.
Work Started at the ABC Television Studios as a Graphic
Designer. Worked in both Sydney and Melbourne
1972 Accepted position of junior Art Director at SPASM
1973 Moved on to Berrie Currie Advertising. Won Caxton
Print advertising Award.
1974 Accepted an offer of Senior Art Director at J.Walter
1975 Thompson Advertising. Held first solo show of paintings
at Hogarth GalleriesSydney. Clive Evatt-Director
Went to work for Hansen, Rubensohn, McCann, Erickson
Held another painting Exhibition at Hogarth Galleries.
1980 Travelled extensively throughEurope andUSA working
1983 Joined Lintas Advertising
1984 Joined USPNeedhamSydney.
1987 Started own business freelancing. Continued working and
Exhibiting in numerous shows aroundAustralia. Member
of ALMA (Latvian Artists Association)
Prizes include Herald Outdoor Artshow winner. Balmain
Contemporary award , Fairfield Traditional Prize.
1990 Moved to country to start Flower Farm. Continuing to
paint and exhibit portraits,still life's, and landscapes.
1999 Two man show at Latvian Cultural Centre-Sydney
2002 First Prize -Traditional section- Fairfield City Festival
Second Prize- Contemporary Section- Fairfield Arts Alive Represented in publication-Latvian Artists inAustralia.
2003 First Prize-Scone Art Show- Banool Conservation Prize
2003 Second Prize-Traditional Section- Fairfield Festival of Arts
2004 Third Prize RoyalCanberra Art Show- Oils Section
2004 Second Prize- Sydney Royal Show- Still Life Section
2004 Merit Award- Cowra Regional Gallery Show.
2004 Second Prize- Open Section- Cessnock Art Society Show
2004 Highly Commended-FairfieldCity Art Show- Open Section
2005 First Prize- RoyalCanberra Show- Oils Painting Section
2005 Second Prize- Contemporary –FairfieldCity Art Show
2005 Highly Commended- ‘Art in the Vines’ Exhibition at Broke
2006 FirstPrize-FairfieldCity ‘Traditional Art Prize’
2006 SecondPrize-FairfieldCity Art Show – Contemporary Section
2006 First Prize- Cootamundra Art Festival- Open Art Prize
2006 Highly Commended- Art in the Vines – Broke Art Show
2006 Highly Commended- TraditionalSection-FairfieldCity Art Show
2007 Second Prize- Winmallee Art Festival – Open section
2007 Solo Exhibition at the Wollombi Cultural Centre-August.
2008 FirstPrizeFairfieldCity Art Show – Contemporary Section
2008 Solo Exhibition at the Wollombi Cultural Centre- August
2008 Judith Danks Memorial Award
2009 First Prize Traditional Section Broke Art Show
2009 First PrizeParramatta Art Show (Oil Painting)
2009 First Prize Fairfield City Art Show
2010 First Prize (Best painting in show)
2012 First Prize atAGRA (Australian Guild of Realist Artists)
2012 Award for painting at Sherbrooke Art Society Spring Exhibition
2014 Solo Exhibition at Gallery#9 in June 2014 Melbourne
2015 Highly Commended at Sherbrooke Gallery Streeton McCubbin Exhibition
2015 Solo Exhibition at Wollombi Gallery
Address: 936 Watagan Creek Rd. Laguna, NSW 2325 Ph. 02 49988281