Leeka Gruzdeff F.R.A.S. b.1939
Education National Art School Sydney & with prominent Sydney Artists.
Winner of over 110 1st Prizes in City and Country Exhibitions,
2019 1ST Prize Drummoyne Art Society Open Art Exhibition (Traditional)
2017 1ST Prize Drummoyne Members Show ( Watercolor)
2016 1ST Prize Drummoyne Open (Portrait)
2015 1ST Prize Waterbrook (101 section)
2014 1ST Prize Hilltop Kandos (Traditional)
2013 1ST Prize Drummoyne Open (Abstract)
2006 1ST Prize Combined Art Societies Darling Harbor (Pastel)
2005 1ST Prize Best Painting in Show, Orange Blossom Festival Castle Hill.
1976-2015 1ST Prize Awards receive in various City & Country Exhibitions.
1986 1st Prize EASTER SHOW Portrait of Eve Kubbos
2000 Gruzdeff was elevated to Fellow Member of the Royal Art Society N.S.W.
ARCHIBALD FINALIST: at the National Gallery of NSW
1988 Portrait of Jazz musician “Don Burrows”
1986 Portrait of opera soprano “Rita Hunter”
TUTOR: Leeka has been an artist and teacher all her life, She has regular students and is invited to conduct workshops in city country areas, teaching pastel, oil and watercolor. Camp Creative 1980-2005, Art in Action 1996-1999, Mitchell College of the Arts Bathurst University. Castle Hill Art Society 1980-1995, Bankstown Art Society, Royal Art Society of NSW, Blacktown Art Society, Santa Sabina as guest Tutor.
PUBLICATIONS 1994 Series of ten articles titled “PASTEL WORKSHOP”, as well as watercolor article “SPLASH” – 1996 creative Watercolor in “The Australian Artist”. 1996 Article in The Artist’s Palette and “X Cultural ART” Local News Paper, Edinenije and others.
Gruzdeff’s inspiration comes from musicians, dancers and nature as she attempts to portray audio physical and autistic sensations into a 2 dimensional platform capturing the essence, joys and celebration of life in paint and color.