Pilar de la Torre, visual artist, painter
Awarded the “Phillip Muskett Prize for Landscape” and the “Thea Proctor Scholarship” at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, Australia.
Developing of her art skills both within Australia and Internationally in Florence, France, and Spain has been Pilar’s highest priority. She continues to study painting at the Victorian Artist Society Melbourne Victoria, with Paul McDonald Smith OAM, FVAS, FRSA. Studying figure painting in France at Studio Escalier in 2014 and 2017 was highly influential.
Pilar is committed to constant and never-ending improvement in her art practice.
Pilar has entered major art prizes such as the Archibald and the Portia Geach awards. Her entry into the 2005 Archibald prize was selected into the Salon des Refusés exhibition in Sydney, Australia.
Pilar has been a finalist in the Kennedy Art Prize, Adelaide 2015 and the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat Regional Gallery 2016. In 2017 numourous Victorian Society Society awaurds for Portraiture and Still life. Awared the Tom Roberts Prize for a non landscape from the the Sherbrook Gallery.
Pilar has won art prizes and has been highly commended on many occasions for her work in portraiture and still life.
Pilar's work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and USA