Artist's Biography

Iris Armour was born on 5 October, 1945. During her art career she worked in several mediums and her work was concerned mainly with tropical images, including nudes, seascapes, landscapes, interiors and flowers.

Studied in New South Wales for three years at East Sydney Technical College tutored by the well-respected artist John Coburn (1925-2006). In Queensland, Iris attended several seminars.

Numerous exhibitions throughout Queensland from 1983 and into the 2000’s.

Has been the recipient of numerous awards including: 1982 & 1985 Drawing Prize, Mackay Art Society Exhibition; 1983 Watercolour Prize, Mackay Show Exhibition; 1984 Watercolour & Gouache Prize, Mackay Art Exhibition; 1986 Pastel Prize, Mackay Artists Exhibition; 1987 Watercolour Prize, Gladstone Art Exhibition; 1988 Bicentennial Prize, Pioneer Valley Open Exhibition; 1988 Drawing Prize & Major Prize, Cloncurry Open Memorial Exhibition; 1988 Caltex Prize; 1990 Major Prize, Australian Airlines Award; 1991 Pioneer Shire Council Prize; 1992 Australian Airlines Award; 1993 Qantas Airlines Award; 1993 Major Prize, Emerald Inaugural Art Prize (for which “Whitsunday Window” was the winner); 1995 Wide Bay Capricorn Acquisitive Prize; 1996 Traditional Prize, Serena Art Exhibition & Rockhampton Gallery; 1999 Perce Tucker Annual Arts Society Drawing Prize, Townsville (judged by Betty Churcher).

Commissions & Representations:
1990 The Reef House, Cairns; 1991 International Banking Magazine, Japan (front cover); 1992 Japanese Bank; 1993 Emerald Art Gallery; 1994 various commissions. Represented in Regional Art Galleries throughout Queensland and numerous private art collections in Australia and Japan.