We will be reopening the VAS Studio and Galleries to fully vaccinated students and visitors on the 5th of November at 10am.
Term 3 classes will resume on the 6th of November and run until the 19th of December.
Contact us on or 03-9662-1484 for more details.

Carole Lees

Carole Lees is an oil and water colour painter. Born in England, she emigrated to Australia as a child, living in several cities before settling in Melbourne, where she worked in a busy corporate role and raised two daughters.

Lees came to art at the age of 60, after an advertisement in a local newspaper piqued her interest: “Learn to draw and paint, small friendly group, no experience necessary.” The class would mark the start of an all-consuming passion.  

A prolific and multi-award-winning artist, Lees enjoys painting landscapes, still life and figures, which are often inspired by her travels around the world. Recently, she has also begun experimenting with abstract art. However, regardless of the medium or subject, her works are infused with a prevailing sense of calm and stillness.

Lees was a member of Waverley Arts Society from 2004 – holding the position of Treasurer from 2005 to 2007 – until its closure in 2015, when she joined Whitehorse Arts Society. She is also a member of The Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA) and the Victorian Artists Society (VAS).

Works by Carole Lees

Little Dancer—Contemplation
Carole Lees
29cm (W) x 38cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 385.00
Spring blossoms
Carole Lees
45cm (W) x 55cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on canvas on board
$ 595.00
Homeward Bound
Carole Lees
49cm (W) x 55cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil on wood
$ 495.00
34_Lees Carole, Yarra Valley morning, 57x67 framed, Oil, 595.00
Yarra Valley Morning
Carole Lees
$ 595.00
IMG_3830, Apple Blossom time,
Apple Blossom Time
Carole Lees
62cm (W) x 52cm (H) x 3cm (D)
$ 695.00
Little Dreamer
Carole Lees
70cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on archival cotton on board
$ 675.00
Roses are Red
Carole Lees
66cm (W) x 68cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil on Board
$ 695.00

Acknowledgment of traditional owners.

We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.