• Brigitte Ackland

    Perth, Western Australia

    Brigitte Ackland
    Hello, my name is Brigitte Ackland, I am a full-time artist living and working along the coast of Western Australia. I cannot remember a time when I haven't expressed myself creatively: whether through painting, drawing, sculpture, mosaics, photography or free-style embroidery. My motto in life: If I’m not creating, I’m not living!

    As a teenager in the 1980s, I studied for my BA in Fine Art at Ravensbourne Art College, Kent, UK (where I grew up) but, for personal reasons, quit half-way through my course, so never graduated. This didn't mean my artistic journey ended there, far from it! While at Art College, I discovered a love of photography and made full use of the darkroom facilities, creating abstract prints which further developed my artistic eye. Today, my camera has become a trusty tool of my trade, so when I'm not painting in my art studio, I take my Nikon with me everywhere to capture anything which catches my eye, adding to my vast library of images. I take these images a step further, by playing around with them in Photoshop, which provides me with new and exciting ideas for my paintings.
    After leaving Art College, most of my artistic training became self-taught. But in my mid-20s, I attended an exhibition featuring a ceramic artist who greatly inspired me. Lucky for me, she also ran classes teaching her modern painting techniques, which I enrolled in. I took this a step further, when I taught myself how to create moulds for casting sculpture and jewellery, which I then handpainted using abstract motifs, and highlighted with pearlised and gold paint. My intense need to be creative has often led me to experiment with many different mediums and this is just one example. For 5 years, I was a full-time ceramic and mosaic artist.

    At 30, I travelled to Perth, Western Australia after I was commissioned by my brother to paint and decorate his entire house, using stencils I designed and hand cut to add artistic flair and drama to each room. While doing this, I met my future (and current) husband and so my life's journey continued in Australia, where I reside today.
    After marriage, the children soon followed with one having special needs. This was quite a full-time occupation for me but I still managed to juggle the needs of my growing family with my artistic endeavours, accepting commissions in all areas of art. About 9 years ago, I started my own photographic company called "Photo Finishes" where I offered an online service to create fantasy images in Photoshop. This was a successful business for about 7 years, which I only quit a few years ago when I decided to devote myself entirely to my first love, painting.

    Since starting as a full-time artist, I have sold paintings to collectors around the world, with many having 4 or more of my paintings. I also have art works on display in commercial buildings, the most notable being in Sydney Town Hall House, Sydney Australia.
    • Biography
      • Joondalup Art Exhbition, June 2018
        Wanneroo Art Exhibition, April 2018
        Solo Exhibition Nov 2017, at my Art Gallery, Hillarys WA
        Ellenbrook Art Exhibition, Sept 2017
        Finalist, Painting for a Cause Calendar Exhibition, WA
        Joondalup Art Exhbition, June 2017
        Solo Exhibition Nov 2016, at my Art Gallery, Hillarys WA
    • Interview
  • the surfer painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    The Surfer
    Painting / 120 x 90 cm
    $830
  • abstract #45 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Abstract #45
    Painting / 60 x 90 cm
    $595
  • unfurling butterfly painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Unfurling Butterfly
    Painting / 70 x 100 cm
    $475
  • blue atolls painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Blue Atolls
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
    $690
  • verdant land painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Verdant Land
    Painting / 51 x 80.5 cm
    $325
  • abstract wave #7 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Abstract Wave #7
    Painting / 31 x 48.5 cm
    $225
  • oceanscape #2 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Oceanscape #2
    Painting / 43 x 53 cm
    $240
  • waterscape #4 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Waterscape #4
    Painting / 122 x 40 cm
    $425
  • turning tides painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Turning Tides
    Painting / 122 x 40 cm
    $425
  • river creek painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    River Creek
    Painting / 40 x 40 cm
    $170
  • outback sunset painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Outback Sunset
    Painting / 23 x 38 cm
    $240
  • tide pool #1 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Tide Pool #1
    Painting / 50 x 40 cm
    $240
  • enter the maze painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Enter The Maze
    Painting / 50 x 40 cm
    $240
  • oceanscape #1 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Oceanscape #1
    Painting / 43.5 x 53.5 cm
    $240
  • abstract #43 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Abstract #43
    Painting / 51 x 76.5 cm
    $395
  • decorative wave small painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Decorative Wave Small
    Painting / 51 x 27.5 cm
    $170
  • seafoam #2 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Seafoam #2
    Painting / 60 x 90 cm
    $470
  • abstract #40 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Abstract #40
    Painting / 30 x 40 cm
    $180
  • turbulent water painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Turbulent Water
    Painting / 40 x 30 cm
    $180
  • blue agate painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Blue Agate
    Painting / 45 x 60 cm
    $185
  • rock pool painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Rock Pool
    Painting / 80 x 20.5 cm
    $255
  • boho leaf painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Boho Leaf
    Painting / 51 x 32 cm
    $195
  • abstract waterscape #2 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Abstract Waterscape #2
    Painting / 120 x 60 cm
    $545
  • field of flowers painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Field Of Flowers
    Painting / 152 x 61 cm
    $500
  • wave #1 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Wave #1
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
    $505
  • shades of the pilbarra painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Shades Of The Pilbarra
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    $480
  • cosmic waves painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Cosmic Waves
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
    $645
  • pansy patch painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Pansy Patch
    Painting / 40 x 50 cm
    $275
  • tranquility in blue painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Tranquility In Blue
    Painting / 43 x 53 cm
    $240
  • movement of the sea  painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Movement Of The Sea
    Painting / 118 x 88 cm
    $635
  • genesis painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Genesis
    Painting / 50 x 40 cm
    $195
  • seascape painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Seascape
    Painting / 118 x 88 cm
    $1,070
  • delta plains painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Delta Plains
    Painting / 120 x 90 cm
    $1,080
  • scorpion swell painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Scorpion Swell
    Painting / 124 x 60 cm
    $545
  • rocky shore painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Rocky Shore
    Painting / 60 x 45 cm
    $245
  • symphony of the sea painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Symphony of the Sea
    Painting / 124 x 50 cm
    $470
  • uluru  painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Uluru
    Painting / 124 x 50 cm
    $540
  • burning embers painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Burning Embers
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $170
  • blue birds over ... painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Blue Birds Over ...
    Painting / 90 x 60 cm
    $470
  • abstract in turquoise and brown painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Abstract In Turquoise And Brown
    Painting / 43 x 53 cm
    $195
  • abstract wave 1 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Abstract Wave 1
    Painting / 50 x 40 cm
    $190
  • abstract waterfall 3 painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Abstract Waterfall 3
    Painting / 90 x 75 cm
    $475
  • painted desert painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Painted Desert
    Painting / 153 x 62 cm
    $625
  • dream catcher painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Dream Catcher
    Painting / 30 x 60 cm
    $240
  • flight of the monarch painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Flight Of The Monarch
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
    $785
  • mythical creature painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Mythical Creature
    Painting / 50 x 40 cm
    $240
  • blossoming triptych acrylic brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Blossoming
    Triptych acrylic / 30 x 90 cm
    $290
  • copper bloom painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Copper Bloom
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $240
  • collision painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Collision
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    $480
  • the rapids painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    The Rapids
    Painting / 90 x 60 cm
    $395
  • redstone cliff abstract painting brigitte ackland BRIGITTE ACKLAND
    Redstone Cliff
    Abstract Painting / 77 x 51 cm
    $325
  • abstract #44 painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract #44
    Painting / 220 x 120 cm
  • porthole seascape #2 painting brigitte ackland
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    Porthole Seascape #2
    Painting / 70 x 70 cm
  • jungle fever #2 painting brigitte ackland
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    Jungle Fever #2
    Painting / 23.5 x 51.5 cm
  • blue and green floral diptych painting brigitte ackland
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    Blue And Green Floral Diptych
    Painting / 36 x 23 cm
  • blue butterfly painting brigitte ackland
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    Blue Butterfly
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • beach huts #2 painting brigitte ackland
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    Beach Huts #2
    Painting / 31 x 19 cm
  • beach huts #1 painting brigitte ackland
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    Beach Huts #1
    Painting / 35.5 x 25 cm
  • summer bouquet painting brigitte ackland
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    Summer Bouquet
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • porthole seascape #1 painting brigitte ackland
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    Porthole Seascape #1
    Painting / 75 x 75 cm
  • abstract #42 painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract #42
    Painting / 61 x 153 cm
  • dragon eye painting brigitte ackland
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    Dragon Eye
    Painting / 30 x 40 cm
  • kelp forest painting brigitte ackland
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    Kelp Forest
    Painting / 91.5 x 60.5 cm
  • boho abstract #1 painting brigitte ackland
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    Boho Abstract #1
    Painting / 45 x 60 cm
  • seascape #2 painting brigitte ackland
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    Seascape #2
    Painting / 92 x 33 cm
  • bohemian butterfly painting brigitte ackland
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    Bohemian Butterfly
    Painting / 40 x 50 cm
  • ocean spray #1 painting brigitte ackland
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    Ocean Spray #1
    Painting / 120 x 90 cm
  • abstract wave #4 painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract Wave #4
    Painting / 200 x 90 cm
  • blue reflections painting brigitte ackland
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    Blue Reflections
    Painting / 80 x 100 cm
  • tropical waterfall #1 painting brigitte ackland
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    Tropical Waterfall #1
    Painting / 120 x 120 cm
  • jellyfish bloom painting brigitte ackland
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    Jellyfish Bloom
    Painting / 40 x 30 cm
  • ocean's shore painting brigitte ackland
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    Ocean's Shore
    Painting / 42 x 83 cm
  • sea foam painting brigitte ackland
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    Sea Foam
    Painting / 40 x 30 cm
  • abstract in teal, purple and copper painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract In Teal, Purple and Copper
    Painting / 40 x 30 cm
  • coral coast painting brigitte ackland
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    Coral Coast
    Painting / 40 x 40 cm
  • the journey painting brigitte ackland
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    The Journey
    Painting / 80 x 30 cm
  • kalbarri kingpins! painting brigitte ackland
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    Kalbarri Kingpins!
    Painting / 80 x 30 cm
  • the jetty painting brigitte ackland
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    The Jetty
    Painting / 60 x 120 cm
  • blue ice painting brigitte ackland
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    Blue Ice
    Painting / 50 x 40 cm
  • tide pool painting brigitte ackland
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    Tide Pool
    Painting / 180 x 120 cm
  • meteor belt painting brigitte ackland
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    Meteor Belt
    Painting / 21 x 21 cm
  • summit path painting brigitte ackland
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    Summit Path
    Painting / 45 x 60 cm
  • paisley peacock painting brigitte ackland
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    Paisley Peacock
    Painting / 30 x 40 cm
  • blue moon painting brigitte ackland
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    Blue Moon
    Painting / 75 x 75 cm
  • waterscape 2 painting brigitte ackland
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    Waterscape 2
    Painting / 120 x 60 cm
  • kimberley dreaming painting brigitte ackland
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    Kimberley Dreaming
    Painting / 152 x 122 cm
  • coral bay painting brigitte ackland
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    Coral Bay
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • outback abstract painting brigitte ackland
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    Outback Abstract
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
  • jungle fever! painting brigitte ackland
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    Jungle Fever!
    Painting / 32 x 32 cm
  • hide, little turtle, hide! painting brigitte ackland
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    Hide, Little Turtle, Hide!
    Painting / 30 x 40 cm
  • abstract waterscape 1 painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract Waterscape 1
    Painting / 225 x 80 cm
  • sea spray painting brigitte ackland
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    Sea Spray
    Painting / 153 x 122 cm
  • deep blue waters painting brigitte ackland
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    Deep Blue Waters
    Painting / 60 x 180 cm
  • wave diptych painting brigitte ackland
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    Wave Diptych
    Painting / 60 x 40 cm
  • decorative wave painting brigitte ackland
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    Decorative Wave
    Painting / 30 x 40 cm
  • abstract floral in blues painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract Floral In Blues
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
  • beneath the blue painting brigitte ackland
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    Beneath The Blue
    Painting / 93 x 93 cm
  • abstract waterfall 4 painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract Waterfall 4
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • blue abyss painting brigitte ackland
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    Blue Abyss
    Painting / 72 x 101 cm
  • abstract in green and blue painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract in Green and Blue
    Painting / 30 x 40 cm
  • walking the dog painting brigitte ackland
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    Walking The Dog
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • sunset on waves triptych painting brigitte ackland
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    Sunset On Waves Triptych
    Painting / 120 x 50 cm
  • opal rock painting brigitte ackland
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    Opal Rock
    Painting / 60 x 40 cm
  • karri forest painting brigitte ackland
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    Karri Forest
    Painting / 92 x 46 cm
  • abstract waterfall painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract Waterfall
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
  • abstract seascape painting brigitte ackland
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    Abstract Seascape
    Painting / 42 x 22 cm
  • koi pond impasto acrylic brigitte ackland
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    Koi Pond
    Impasto acrylic / 90 x 120 cm
  • abstract reflections acrylic on canvas brigitte ackland
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    Abstract Reflections
    Acrylic on canvas / 90 x 90 cm
  • making waves painting brigitte ackland
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    Making Waves
    Painting / 90 x 60 cm
  • tree of life fluid acrylic on canvas brigitte ackland
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    Tree Of Life
    Fluid acrylic on canvas / 60 x 90 cm
  • blue on red painting brigitte ackland
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    Blue on Red
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm