Linda Weil

Linda Weil is a professional artist with over 30 years experience in fine drawing and illustration. Beginning with a career as an artist/illustrator for a variety of top Australian national magazines, she now exhibits her work in a diverse number of galleries and exhibitions throughout Australia.

Her engaging and detailed drawings have won numerous awards; since 2016, the Australian Geographic art calendars have featured a selection of Weil's award-winning drawings. She has authored and illustrated How to Draw Lifelike Animals and co-authored The Art of Drawing Animals for the international art publisher, Walter Foster. 

More recently, as Weil explored presenting her work in solo exhibitions, she has branched out in her art practice. Now, the world is a clockwork construct as seen through the eye of Linda Weil’s drawings.

Using the simplest and most common drawing implement, the graphite pencil, these freehand yet exacting and precise drawings explore natural and everyday objects with a mechanical bent. A rich, expressive and exhaustive medium, Weil uses the humble graphite pencil (with touches of colour here and there) to explore a vast range of effects in her works. Needle sharp contour lines to soft velvety depths of shading allow her to travel the boundaries between realism and fantasy, creating her own special mechanistic reality.

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Recent exhibitions at Tacit include

2021 20,000 Leagues
   

2022 Grimm Visions
   

2019 Flights of Fancy
  

 

Recent exhibitions include
solo
2024 Guest Artist, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, VAS Galleries, Melbourne 
2023 
Inspired by Garner, Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy
2022 Grimm Visions, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2021 Grimm Visions, Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy
Spoons, Tacit Art, Melbourne
20,000 Leagues, Tacit Art, Melbourne 
2020
Spoons, AGRA Galleries, Melbourne
2019
 Flights of Fancy, Tacit Art, Melbourne 
2018
 The Mechanical Pencil, Tacit Art Melbourne

group
2023 Artbox, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Arbor, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Victorian Artists Autumn Select Exhibition, Melbourne [Overall winner]
2022
Sorrento Art Show
Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne [Winner, Drawing Category]
Bendigo Art Show
SUBSTRATE 22, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Bright Gallery Autumn Art Festival [Winner, Best monotone work]
2021 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Caravan, Tacit Art, Melbourne 
2020
 20[2020], Tacit Art, Melbourne 
2019 Kilmore Art Show [Winner, Australian Art Award]
Australian National Miniature Art Prize, NSW [Winner, Terry Collins Award]
2018 Biblio Art Prize, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
Biblio Art Prize, Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy
Kenneth Jack Memorial Award, AGRA Galleries, Melbourne [Winner, Pencil Drawing Category]
The Exquisite Palette, St Luke, Melbourne
Line, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2017 Camberwell Art Fair, Melbourne
Kenneth Jack Memorial Award, AGRA Galleries
2016 Winter, AGRA Galleries
Australian National Miniature Art Prize, NSW [Winner, Drawing Category]
Kenneth Jack Memorial Award, AGRA Galleries
2015 Holmes Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery
Inspiration Wild, Wildlife Art Museum of Australia at the Sofitel, Melbourne 2013 Mortimore Prize, Dubbo
Kenneth Jack Memorial Award, AGRA Galleries, Melbourne
2012 Mortimore Prize, Dubbo
2011 Mortimore Prize, Dubbo
Kenneth Jack Memorial Award, AGRA Galleries, Melbourne