Otto Schmidinger


Location: Australia

Otto began his artistic career in an art studio at 16. He started freelancing at 21 and has worked for most of the large Advertising Agencies in Australia specialising in hyper realistic Illustration.
Otto has always wanted to concentrate on painting and sculpture and for the past three years has managed to pursue this passion with mixed success.
Otto has been a finalist in over30 art competitions including the Dough Moran and has won first prize in five including the D’Arcy Doyle and several second and thirds.
His keen interest in sculpture has resulted in two first and two second prizes for sculpture.
Otto has concentrated on establishing himself through competitions in Queensland and NSW. Recently Otto has entered and been a finalist in several interstate competitions including the Heysen art prize SA, the Glover landscape prize TAS. and the Minnawara art prize


Recent works

Featured are some of my recent works in oils. mostly realism landscapes.

Coming home “Coming home”

The farmer astride his horse brings home his cattle from their grazing paddocks.
The scene is one repeated Australia wide but few feature the lush grass and trees of this scene.
No dusty red earth here, this is Australia's lush mountain country.

Aerial view. “Aerial view.”

The rocks surrounding a pool left by the retreating tide creates a miniature world.
With the water reflecting the sun it can be viewed as an aerial view of lakes and mountains.

Crypt on Cavil “Crypt on Cavil”

Maca's opposite the beach at Surfers Paradise has long been a meeting place for people before heading for the night cubs off Cavill Avenue.
The sea rising due to climate change would drastically alter the face of this paradise.

Generations. “Generations.”

A self portrait with my children.

Crevasse “Crevasse”

The trail along the cliff edge near 1770 is interrupted by this slice of the vertical cliff face.
Storm clouds allowed a shaft of sunlight to enhance the colours of the cliff face and the sea