Stella Clarke


At Blue Stone Cottage Studio Gallery you will find a selection of the landscape works (as detailed in on the website above).

My paintings focus upon both rural and coastal landscapes, in a style that ranges from realist to semi-abstract, and in a range of dimensions from very small to two metres wide. Commissions are welcome.

I have exhibited works in regional metropolitan galleries and shows for over a decade. After moving interstate several times, and living in Melbourne with my husband and three daughters, we have settled in Haddon, on acres near Ballarat, where we have created a welcoming and relaxed studio gallery art space for visitors.

Exhibitions and Shows:

2021 Art Gallery of Ballarat, Back Space, upcoming joint exhibition, August (postponed from 2020)

2021 ‘Ocean, Island, Shore’ coastal landscapes exhibition at Blue Stone Cottage Studio Gallery, as part of the Hidden Gems Artist Open        Studios project, on the first weekend of every month.

2021 Smythesdale Art Fiesta Art Exhibition

2020 Bullarto Gallery Bushfire Benefit (curator and exhibitor), mixed show, raised $11 000 for Wildlife Victoria

2020 Summer Salon Metropolis Gallery, Geelong

2019 ‘On Bass Strait: New Coastal Works’ exhibition at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong

2018 Christmas Show at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong

2018 Selected new works at Purple Noon Gallery, Sydney

2018 ‘Fields of Gold’, selected works at The Convent Gallery, Daylesford

2018 January, ‘New Coastal Works’ at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong

2016 ‘Island Moodscapes’ at Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat

2016 ‘The Rail Trail Works’ at Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat

2016 ‘The Art of Nostalgia’ works at The Convent Gallery, Daylesford

2016 ‘Ocean Story’ at Qdos Arts, Lorne throughout July

2015 ‘Summers in the South’ at Qdos Gallery, Lorne

2014 ‘Domain of Memory’ at Qdos Gallery, Lorne

2017 The Flanagan art Prize

2017 The Camberwell Show

2017 Metropolis Gallery Group Show

2017 ‘Summer Salon’ Metropolis gallery

2016-17 Christmas Show at Metropolis Gallery

2015 Albert Park College Art Show, Melbourne

2015 Puhoi Art Exhibition New Zealand

2015 Flanagan Prize Art Show, Ballarat

2015 Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne University, July 10th – 19th

2013 ‘Ocean Light’ at South Yarra Art House, Melbourne.

2012 ‘30th Professional Artist’s Exhibition’ Caulfield Grammar, Melbourne.

2012 ‘Grand Opening Pop-Up Exhibition’, The Equilibrium Art Centre, East Brunswick, Melbourne

2012 Paceline Heart Research Foundation Fundraiser

2012 Westpac Bank, Beaumaris, ‘Natasha’ Fundraiser

2012 ‘Canterbury Art Exhibition’, Melbourne.

2011-12 ‘Annual Christmas Show’, Manyung Gallery, Mornington Peninsula.

2011 Art Melbourne

2011 Opening, The Breslin Gallery and Arts Hub, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

2011 ‘Subjectivity’, Gallery 577 Brunswick St., Fitzroy, Melbourne.

2010 Art Sydney

2010 Sandringham Yacht Club

2010 ‘Pink Lady Art Exhibition’, Brighton, Melbourne.

2010 ‘Bayside Rotary/Porsche Art Exhibition’ Melbourne.

2010 Art Melbourne

2010 Flinders Art Show

2009 ‘Postcards from Oz’, Without Pier Gallery, Hampton, Melbourne

2009 ‘Our Melbourne, My Victoria’, Without Pier Gallery, Victorian Artists’ Society, Melbourne

2009 ‘Pink Lady Art Exhibition’, Brighton, Melbourne

2009 ‘Bayside Rotary/Porsche Art Exhibition’, Melbourne.

2009 Castleman Galleries, Black Rock, Melbourne

Collections and Awards:
Sir Zelman Coweb centre, Melbourne
Epworth Hospitals
2017 Finalist Flanagan Art prize
2015 Finalist Flanagan Art Prize
Numerous private collections particularly across Melbourne and Perth, nationally and internationally. Prizes include Bank of Queensland Emerging Artist Award First Prize, Brighton 2010.

Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours First Class, Warwick University, UK (including one year at University of Florence)
Master of Arts, Warwick University UK
PhD, Warwick University


2016 ABC Radio Ballarat
2016 July Channel 9, Postcards
2016 July, Geelong Advertiser, ‘Waves of Creativity’
Art Nation, ABC, Feature Article, 2010
Various articles, including in Art Almanac, NGV Gallery Magazine, 3MBS The Score, The Bayside Leader, The Melbourne Weekly Bayside.

Stella's studio is at Blue Stone Cottage Gallery in Haddon, just outside Ballarat. Stella is a landscape painter, though her practice includes figurative work. Stella's landscapes focus upon both coastal and inland environments in Victoria and Tasmania. These paintings combine representational, expressive and semi-abstract elements, with lyrical and imaginative dimensions. You can view them by appointment at the studio, at regular open studios on the first weekend of each month, or at the various galleries that exhibit Stella's work. Further information is available on Stella's website (, or check into Stella's Facebook page ( Enquiries to or call 0475521501.