Coralie Armstrong

Born in NSW, Coralie Armstrong grew up on a sheep station near Nyngan. After graduating in Science at Sydney University, she attended evening and weekend classes at the Royal Art Society of NSW with Allan Hanson and Frederic Bates. Two years in London followed, then postgraduate study at the University of NSW in Microbiology.

In 1981 she moved with husband Frank Peddie and two children to a property of 20 acres with sheep in the Adelaide hills. She painted around Adelaide, at Broken Hill, in the Gawler Ranges and the Flinders Ranges. She particularly enjoyed the scenery along the Canning Stock Route and around Alice Springs.

She won the 1996 Princes Fine Art Award for a painting of Tanunda in the Barossa, and the Dragan Miljanovic Award 2002 also for the Barossa. A watercolour of Ediacaran fossils won the works on paper section of the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize in 2006.

Coralie has been a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 1973, and is a Fellow of RSASA.