Guest Judges 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Guest Judges for the 33rd Annual Mount View Art show are…

Beatrix Mol – 3D Art Judge


Beatrix’s qualifications include a Diploma of Arts Ceramics and studies in Silversmithing, Colour, design and sculpture. Her original artistic adventures included oil painting and wood work where she designed and created unique children’s toys from recycled wood, long before it became fashionable. After great success with designing toys she felt the urge to continue and expand her art knowledge and undertook a Diploma of Arts in Ceramics with encouragement from her short course sculpture teacher who felt she had talent in this area. Whilst studying ceramics she became excited by the jewellery studios  … read more

Peter Smales – 2D Art Judge


Peter Smales was born in London in 1958 and arrived in Australia in 1966. He started painting in his early teens, receiving early encouragement from the watercolourist C.Dudley Wood and the well-known portrait painter, Sir William Dargie. He attended the classes of Alan Martin and Ron Crawford, both students of Max Meldrum, who gave him tuition in the tonal realism style of painting.
In 1983 Peter completed a Bachelor of Education at Melbourne State College, majoring in Painting. He subsequently taught painting and drawing … read more