Madeleine Szymanski trained in New Zealand and has been working and exhibiting in Australia since 1982. She has held more than a dozen solo shows and has exhibited widely in various selective exhibitions. Since 1990 she has won over 150 First Prizes for printmaking, miniatures and watercolours. At present Madeleine is working mainly in watercolour and the collagraph print – both produce interesting textures which can be quite challenging to use in figurative compositions. She was recently elected President of Australian Society of Miniature Artists (NSW) which she considers a career highlight. She also received First Prize Miniature Section at Sydney Royal East Show 2014.