Chris Kandis

Chris Kandis Biography

A painter of Atmosphere in the impressionist manner, Kandis was introduced to the realm of landscape painting at an early age by Leonard Long.
Using familiar motifs of popular geographic locations, his works can often be a pastiche of scenes bought together through his enjoyment of the locations.
Kandis uses brush strokes that are laid on with speed and dexterity, to create exciting and vibrant land and seascapes.
He has had over 25 solo exhibitions in his professional career.
Solo Exhibitions


2011 Aranda contempory, melbourne.
2010 Pivotal Galleries ‘Scale to Suit’
2010 Gallery at the Wenworth Sydney
2009 Kew Gallery
2007 Delshan Art Gallery
2006 Kew Gallery
2005 Aust Trade – Toronto, Canada
2004 Delshan Art Gallery
2003 Kew Gallery
2002 Delshan Art Gallery
2002 Heritage Art Show with Pro Hart
2001 Merrill Lynch, Sydney
2001 Kew Gallery
2000 Delshan Art Gallery
1999 Kew Gallery
1998 Mahoney’s Galleries, Melbourne
1998 Delshan Art Gallery
1993-97 Kew Gallery
1991 George Style, Sydney
1990 Kew Gallery
1989 Melaleuca Gallery, Anglesea
1988 Kew Art Gallery
1988 Athens, Greece
1987 Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Victoria


Awards and Prizes


2011 Finalist, Tattersalls Art Prize
2011 First Prize SanRemo Art Show
2010 Bronze Prize – Camberwell Rotary Art Show
2009 First Prize – Mount Waverley Art Show
2008 First Prize – St. Kevin’s Art Show
2008 Highly Commended – Mount Waverley Art Show
2007 Highly Commended – Sorrento Art Show
2005 Club Award – Camberwell Rotary
2004 First Prize – Knox Art Exhibition
2003 Highly Commended – Camberwell Rotary
2001 Highly Commended – St. Kevin’s College
1999 Highly Commended – Camberwell Rotary
1998 Highly Commended – Sorrento Art Show
1997 Best Subject Award – Sorrento Art Show
1997 Highly Commended – Camberwell Rotary
1993 First Prize – Bayswater Rotary Art Show
1992 Highly Commended – Balwyn Rotary Art Show
1990 First Prize – Mornington Rotary Art Show
1990 Cheetan Salt Prize – Geelong
1989 Highly Commended – Sir William Dargie Award
1987 First Prize-Mount View Award


Representation and Collection Locations


Advantage International, Melbourne
Australian Paper and Pulp Mills
Pacific Dunlop
Merrill Lynch, Sydney
Diamaru Collection
Amcor Hotels, Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
Sumitomo Metal Mining Company, Japan
ABN Amro, Melbourne
NSW Sports Club
Glaxco Smith Kline, Australia
Art Nouveau Publishing Company
Trinity Grammar School, Melbourne
Commonwealth Bank, Brisbane
Camberwell City Council
Swinburne University, Melbourne
Kregzinger, Australia
Kistend Travel Pty Ltd
Rosenstiele’s Australia
Englehart Homes
Pipers Brooks Vineyard, Tasmania
Qantas Airlines
Australian Trade Commission, Canada
Nicholas Cage
Box Hill Hospital