Don Braben

Don Braben is a Fellow, Foundation Member and a Vice President of the Australian Society of Marine Artists and has participated in all the exhibitions of the society. Don’s work has been exhibited solo at galleries in Australia, UK, Japan, France and New Caledonia.  Group exhibitions include International Marine Art, at Mystic Seaport and RSMA UK.

After an art teaching career in several countries and on retirement from lecturing in art education at Griffith University, Don concentrated on marine subject matter. Some inspirational voyages were made as artist in residence aboard the CSIRO Research Vessel Franklin, the RAN Hydrographic Service HMAS Leeuwin and the Cape Grafton of AMSA which produced works for solo and group exhibitions featuring the ships and the crews at work. at galleries in Hobart, Wollongong and Brisbane.

Don’s paintings in watercolour and oils are in a number of government, commercial and private collections in many countries, many of which have been specially commissioned; other works include prints, book covers and illustrations.

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Awards & Achievements

2020 HC, ANL Maritime Art Awards
2019 2nd Prize (joint), ANL Maritime Art Awards
2018 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards
2018 Finalist Gallipoli Art Award
2017 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards
2017 Finalist Moreton Bay Art Awards
2016 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards
2016 Finalist Gallipoli Art Award
2016 1st Prize RASQ Toowoomba
2015 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards
2015 Grand Champion RASQ, Toowoomba
2014 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards
2014 Finalist Gallipoli Art Award
2014 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards
2009 1st Prize Whitsunday Marine
2008 1st Prize Marine, Maryborough
2005 1st Prize Marine, RNA Brisbane
2004 1st Prize Marine, Sarina
2004-6/7/9/10/11/12/13 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards