Oil painting by Josonia Palaitis depicting an array of colourful fruit including oranges, apples and mandarins

Gallery

SELECTED PORTRAITS

Patrick Dodson, Yawuru Man
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1998
180 x 140 cms
Collection: National Library of Australia
Finalist: 1998 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Winner: Peoples’s Choice Award, Salon Des Refuses, Sydney

Bill Leak
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1995
175 x 130 cms
1995 Archibald People’s Choice
Private Collection: Perth W.A.

Justice Michael Kirby
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2006
145 x 115 cms
Collection: Supreme Court of NSW
Finalist: 2006 Archibald Prize

Dr Cindy Pan
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2001
165 x 130 cms
Invitational touring exhibition:
Portraits 2001 – An Australian Odessey

Ray Martin
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1996
200 x 140 cms
Finalist: 1996 Archibald Prize

Paddy McGuinness
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2003
150 x 110 cms
Private Collection
Finalist: 2003 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Dr David Tiller
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1997
120 x 90 cms
Collection: Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Prime Minister John Howard and Janette Howard
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2000
140 x 140 cms
Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Professor Peter Drake
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1996
140 x 110 cms
Collection: Australian Catholic University

Aunty Syd and Her 100 Years
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2004
100 x 90 cms
Finalist: Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

John Mills
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1992
150 x 110 cms
Collection: Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
Winner: 1994 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

The Artist’s Mother
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1999
150 x 110 cms
Collection: Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
Finalist: 2002 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Paul Lyneham
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1992
135 x 135 cms
Finalist: 1992 Salon Des Refuses, Sydney
Winner: People’s Choice

James Spigelman, Chief Justice of NSW
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2007
155 x 115 cms

Young Woman of the Shadows
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1996
110 x 85 cms

Phillip Searle with Lizzie
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1999
140 x 100 cms
Finalist: 1999 Salon Des Refuses, Sydney
Collection of the artist

Cardinal Edward Clancy
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1998
100 x 80 cms
Collection: Sydney Archdiocese
Finalist: 1998 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Thomas Keneally – A Close View
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2000
220 x 130 cms
Finalist: 2000 Portia Geach Memorial Award

James Morrison
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1993
210 x 180 cms
Finalist: 1993 Archibald Prize

Sr Mary Baptist De Lacy (1799-1879)
Sister of Charity, Co-Founder & first Trustee of St Vincent’s Hospital
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2011
95 x 75 cms
Collection: Trustees of St Vincent’s Hospital

John Hubert Plunkett (1802-1869)
NSW Attorney-General, President Legislative Council and first Trustee of St Vincent’s Hospital
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2011
95 x 75 cms
Collection: Trustees of St Vincent’s Hospital

Space For Art
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1995
65 x 55 cms

Self Portrait
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2005
116 x 90 cms

Kim and Robert Kiyosaki
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2002
125 x 110 cms
Private collection, Arizona USA

SELECTED STILL LIFE

Faraway Fantasy
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1995
100 x 72 cms

Fruit Stall, Paddy’s Markets
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil in canvas – 1992
122 x 92 cms

Meat
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1995
122 x 92 cms

Heading Left
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2003
63 x 45 cms

Cherries
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2003
40 x 50 cms

Peaches
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1996
40 x 50 cms

Eggs (Carton)
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2001
40 x 50 cms

Eggs
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2003

Lemons
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2002

Waterdrops
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2003
40 x 50 cms

Strawberries
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2003

Plate of Strawberries
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2003

River Brown Trout – “Suzie”
Artist : Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2008
56 x 37 cms

Prawns
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 2003

Apple Tree
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1996

METAMORPHOSES

In 2007 Jo created and exhibited a new body of work based upon Ovid’s Metamorphoses. These humourous and sometimes grotesque allegorical paintings are an expressive adjunct to her realism.

Deucalion and Pyrrha
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Danae
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Erysichthon’s Punishment
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Aesculapius
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Midas
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Salmacis and Hermaphroditus
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Painting by Josonia Palaitis depicting a white cow swimming in the sea with a beach in the background and a woman wearing pink holding one of its horns

Abduction of Europa
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Painting by Josonia Palaitis depicting a scene from Ovid's Metamorphoses with three black dogs and naked figures in the background titled the abduction of proserpina

Abduction of Proserpina
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Painting by Josonia Palitis based on Ovid's Metamorphoses depicting humanoid figures dancing aroung a hills hoist washing line with magpies sitting atop and a brick wall and jacaranda tree in the background

Minerva and the Muses
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Painting by Josonia Palaitis based on Ovid's Metamorphoses depicting hercules sitting on a small mound with his chest open and showing ribs and blood pouring like a river from his body with fiery flames behind him and candles in the foreground

Hercules
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Painting by Josonia Palaitis based on Ovid's Metamorphoses depicting a screaming baby coming our of a tree trunk akin to giving birth with blood in the foreground

Birth of Adonis
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 20 cms

Painting by Josonia Palaitis based on Ovid's Metamorphoses depicting a fullsome and youthful head with hair made up of grapes and leaves

Bacchus
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 30 cms

The Cave of Envy
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 30 cms

Erysichthon’s Crime
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 30 cms

Painting by Josonia Palaitis based on Ovid's Metamorphoses depicting a couple making love with a Roman helmet on the bedhead and a group of seven cyclists in the background peering through open roller doors

Mars and Venus
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 30 cms

Daphne and Apollo
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 30 cms

Death of Adonis
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 30 cms

Pyramus and Thisbe
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on linen – 2007
20 x 30 cms

EARLY PORTRAITS

The Honourable John Howard MP
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1979
186 x 186 cms
Finalist: 1980 Archibald Prize
Collection of the artist

Musician Adrian Dangerfield
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1981
183 x 152 cms
Finalist: Archibald Prize

Oil Painting by Josonia Palaitis depicting three elderly couples dancing and as two couples pass each other, the two women turn to kiss eack other whilst still embraced by their male companions with the other woman being embraced and kissed on the cheek by her male companion with a beige background

80th Birthday Party
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1980
152 x 95 cms
Finalist: 1980 Sir John Sulman Prize

John Dowd, AO
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1980
160 x 160 cms
Finalist: 1980 Portia Geach Memorial Award
Collection: The Lane Cove Municipal Art Collection

Self Portrait
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1983
152 x 122 cms
Finalist: Portia Geach Memorial Award

Ed Palaitis
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1983
152 x 122 cms
Finalist: Portia Geach Memorial Award

EARLY WORKS

Untitled (Magnetic Island)
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1980
153 x 153 cms

Formal Arrangement
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1982
152 x 95 cms
Collection: Kazokas Collection, Lithuania

Oppressive Rock, Magnetic Island
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1981
152 x 152 cms

Uluru
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1983
213 x 137 cms
Finalist: 1983 Blake Prize, Sydney

Mountains Aspect I
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on Canvas – 1980
153 x 153 cms

We’ve Got it All, Lavender Bay
Oil on canvas – 1976
130x 130 cms
Signed MILLS (maiden name)
Exhibited City Heritage Competition

Figurines on Batik
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1990
25 x 30 cms

Still Life with Shell
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1990
43 x 50 cms

Untitled (Banksia)
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1989
43 x 50 cms

Untitled (Sunflowers)
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1989
50 x 43 cms

Untitled
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1989
43 x 50 cms

Capsicums
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1989
43 x 50 cms

Hand Out
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Watercolour – 1994
43 x 63 cms

Flowering Palm and Lorikeets
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Watercolour – 1990
75 x 57 cms

Reflections, Magnetic Island
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Watercolour – 1988
45 x 60 cms

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 1970s

After the Rain, Yombi Village, Southern Highlands
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1975
91 x 122 cms

Highland Man, Western Highlands
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1974
46 x 37 cms

Mount Hagen Sing Sing
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas board
35 x 45 cms

Widow, Southern Highlands
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas board – 1974
46 x 37 cms

Highland Man from Mendi, Southern Highlands, PNG
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas board – 1974
46 x 36 cms

Highland Village
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas board – 1974
46 x 37 cms

Young Highland Woman, Eastern Highlands, PNG
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas board – 1974

Highland Woman, Mendi, PNG
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas – 1974
75 x 60 cms

Huli Wigman, PNG Highlands
Artist: Josonia Palaitis
Oil on canvas board – 1974
45 x 35 cms

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