Raelene uses oil, pastel & watercolour with equal proficiency. She draws different qualities from each medium and her subject matter is diverse. She specializes in portraiture but is by no means limited to this subject. Similar aptitude is displayed in all her chosen subjects. Her use of light is one of the most compelling qualities of her work. Her paintings are in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Raelene is a Winner and finalist in numerous competitions around the country and overseas and also features in several publications here in Australia and overseas.
2012 – Archibald Prize Packer’s Prize for her portrait of actor John Wood,
2006 – Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize with a self portrait titled ‘A Woman’s Lot’,
2006 – Selected for the Salon International Texas USA
2006 – Recipient of the Victorian Artists’ Society Norman Kaye Medal
2003 – Winner Australian Art Excellence Medallion,