Check it Art

"I can remember always wanting to paint or draw wherever I was. The urge only gets stronger as I get older....."

About Thelma

Thelma Zaracostas was born in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney Australia.


Currently I am working as an art educator at the Wollongong art gallery and have been involved in many community projects.

My preferred medium is acrylic paint and I enjoy mixed media, often using recycled materials depending on the theme of the moment.


Being a member of IAVA, I have been a committee member and during that time I also managed the Hanging space art gallery at Woonona.

Having a range of interests drives my focus towards various themes. Portraiture, environmental issues, capturing local and historic residences and landscapes. I have a love for replica watches nature and my surround which is expressed often through my art.


I am currently working from two studios; the barracks art studios in Thirroul of which I was recently invited to join.


Artist profile/experience

  • Art Educator Wollongong Art gallery and Wollongong Council
  • Community projects
  • Exhibitor of fine art
  • Murals artist
  • Clown/Face & body painter (Paint Me Perfect)
  • Painting and decorating
  • Commissions


April 2015

Winner : Thirroul seaside and arts grant

New works will be on display opening night and for the duration of the festival.


The festival will be running from Friday 1st of April 2016  to Sunday 3rd of April 2016.





April 2011

Winner: People’s Choice Award

Thirroul Seaside and Art Festival




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