John Percival Parkinson - Australian Watercolourist, F.R.A.S. A.W.I.
An exhibitor in international art exhibitions. A member of the Australian Watercolour Institute. A Fellow of the Royal Art Society. Has won over 90 documented art awards, some of which include:
Three times winner - Special Award, Camberwell Rotary - Victoria.
Five times winner - Port Macquarie 1000 winner.
Twice winner - Rothmans Foundation Award.
Port Macquarie Heritage Award.
Currabubula Watercolour Prize.
Inaugural Walcom/Manning Traditional Award.
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (Open Award).
Warringah Shire Council Watercolour Award.
Kiama Major Aaward.
Ryde Council Award.
A finalist in the Camberwell Overseas Study Grant.
Winner - Jacaranda Festival, N.S.W.
- Shoalhaven Watercolour Award.
- Cowra Major Award.
- Great Lakes Major Award.
- Scone Watercolour Award.
- Southern Tablelands Watercolour Award.
- Tumit Watercolour Award.
- Tamworth Art Affair Award.
- Mid-North Coast Art Award.
- Merriwa Traditional Art prize.
- Singleton Art Prize - Major Award.
- Singleton Art Prize - Watercolour (twice).
- Raymond Terrace Watercolour Award (twice).
- Wyong Shire Watercolour Award.
Has been hung in the prestigious Wynne Prize.
Whilst in Great Britain in 1985, work was hung in the Royal Society of painters in watercolour, Mall Galleries, and in the Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. The paintings were sold.
Exhibited in Mexico and Canada with the Australian Watercolour Institute.
John Parkinson is also the father of Australian singing icon, Doug Parkinson.
With great honour and pleasure I have started putting together this website and collection of my grandfather's works. When he was alive I offered to put one together for him, but due to time restraints and possibly some procrastination on my behalf, it never happened. One doesn't realise how much you can regret these things, until people are no longer with us. Pop taught me from a young age how to draw, and the rules of perspective, and I spent many hours fascinated and enthralled in his studio, gazing at his paintings in progress and finished works. It is also not until later in life, have I truly understood the depth of his skill at watercolour, and the ability to manipulate paint in such subtle ways.
Recently his wife, and my grandmother passed away. Also his son and daughter, Bruce and Judy. Doug is his remaining child, I have been given the honour of looking after the transparencies, prints and remaining originals (of which there are few). Very little was looked after and named, so I have a great jumble of works, with little reference to titles and places they were exhibited or sold. I would appreciate greatly any one who has knowledge of my grandfather's work, to correct me with titles, or pass on information they have. I will endeavour to get the information correct where possible, and hope you can forgive me, if I create working titles for the works, until they can be corrected.
I personally think my grandather was one of the great Australian traditional painters, and has not really had the recognition he deserves. I hope this website will in some way honour him, and continue to bring you the pleasure of his painting.
Warm regards, Daniel Parkinson
|Curator and caretaker of works, Daniel Parkinson C/O Coronal Mass Event. ABN 93 384 005 129.
Phone: 61 (0)422 942 721. Email: studioATdanielparkinson.com.au (replace the AT).