Madeleine Ekeblad

Madeleine (Maddi "I Paint Music") Ekeblad

Australian Artist

ABN 66 337 509 933

Freeform Action Painter

Madeleine Ekeblad, artistically known as Maddi "I Paint Music", lives between Penang, Malaysia and Brisbane, Australia with her husband Peter. Maddi is a 4th generation artist and grew up surrounded by art, music and dance. 

She was originally involved in the commercial art world before taking up painting full time in 1996. She studied at the Brisbane Institute of Art and was on the management committee there for 5 years. She also holds a History of Art diploma from the London Art College.   One of the highlights of her artistic career was in 2001 when she was chosen by the late Pro Hart to be listed with his World Heritage Art organisation. 


2018 Documentary




Worldwide Collectors of Maddi's Art:  

Her works hang in Private Collections around the world including Australia, France, India, Austria, Vienna, England, China, Singapore, South Korea and she is significantly represented in Hong Kong where she has been having 'sell out' shows.

Madeleine is proud to be a 'Celebrity Ambassador' for Redland City Tourism Queensland Australia 2017.

She was awarded the title of Queensland Culture Champion from Arts Queensland in 2013 for her dedication to the Arts.

 She opened OMSA, the Onward Motivational Studio of Art in 2004 firstly as a tutorial school then in 2013 OMSA became an exclusive International Art Gallery.

 In Madeleine’s art, Movement, Rhythm and Sound resonate through her unique style of freeform action’ painting. The emphasis is on Music and her paintings sing to the audience with lyrical strokes of flowing paint, eloquently reflecting the nature of the artist herself who lives the dynamic and exuberant philosophy she has for her own art and the role that art plays in today’s society.

 She is a Motivational Art Workshop Tutor and over the years she has worked with select clients such as

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress

Mallesons Stephen Jaques Law Firm International Partners Meeting

Queensland Cancer Council Relay for Life

Salt Water Murri Quandamooka community of North Stradbroke Island Qld

Northbridge School of Arts

Artslink Qld Teachers Personal Development program PD


 Author of Motivational books for artists:

 2015: “Genius Begins When Rules End”                                         

 2013“Art Has No Boundaries”                                                                    

 2012 a special edition for Artslink Qld teachers PD workshop                        

        “Controlling Elephants with Sabre-Toothed Tigers”

 2011:‘I Started Painting a Tree’  

 2010:‘Art in a Very Ordinary World’

 2008:‘The Reluctant Artist’


 Art Gallery Representation

 Queensland   AUSTRALIA

 Red Hill Gallery   Brisbane      +61 7 3368 1442

 Hong Kong   ASIA

 Fabrik Gallery   Hong Kong    +852 2811 9015



Director OMSA Art Gallery

Director OMSA Private Art School

Judge 2016 Hong Kong International Visual Arts Competition.

2016 Girt By Sea Sculpture AU$35,000 Awards Redland City Council Queensland Australia;

Art Societies;

Art School Exhibitions;

Art Curator

OMSA Gallery, Martin Galleries & Randall Studio

Artistic Associate

St. Thomas More College, Qld Australia



2017 Shenzhen City Art Fair CHINA

2017 Fall Asia COntemporary Art HONG KONG

2017 Spring Asia Contemporary Art HONG KONG

2016 Fall Asia Contemporary HONG KONG

2016 Spring Asia Contemporary Art HONG KONG

2016 Singapore Contemporary Art SINGAPORE

2015 Fall Asia Contemporary HONG KONG

2015 Spring Asia Contemporary HONG KONG

2014 Fabrik Contemporary Gallery HONG KONG

2014 Fall Asia Contemporary HONG KONG

2014 Spring Asia Contemporary HONG KONG

2014 Art Canton, Guangzhou, CHINA

2014 World Wide Art Fair LA, USA

2013 Fabrik Contemporary Gallery HONG KONG

2013 Fall Asia Contemporary HONG KONG

2013 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

2013 Spring Asia Contemporary HONG KONG

2013 Redlands Museum, Queensland AUSTRALIA


2012 The Gallery Eumundi QLD AUSTRALIA

2012 Red Hill Gallery Qld A QLD AUSTRALIA


2011 Manyung Gallery VIC AUSTRALIA

2011 Martin Galleries, QLD AUSTRALIA


2010 Gallery Eumundi QLD AUSTRALIA

2010 Martin Galleries Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

2010 Gallery 307 North Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

2009 Art Sydney Expo NSW

2009 Gallery 307 North Sydney NSW

2009 Easter Show Manyung Gallery VIC

2009 Solo Martin Galleries Qld

2008 Martin Galleries Nundah Qld

2008 ‘Directors Choice’ Martin Galleries

2008 ‘Xmas’ Stable Martin Galleries Qld

2008 The Gallery Eumundi Qld

2008 Frances Reilly Annex Gallery NSW

2008 Gallery 307 Sydney NSW


2007 Solo RM Galleries, Hamilton Q

2006 OMSA & Our Lady’s College  Q


2005 OMSA & Our Lady’s College Q


School Workshop Tutor

Brisbane Queensland Schools

Gregory Terrace Boys College
Our Lady’s College,
St. Thomas More College


2016 Girt By Sea Sculpture Awards

2016 Hong Kong International Visual Arts Awards

Clayfield College Lux Art Awards
Nundah Village School awards

Watercolour Society of Qld 2008
d’Arcy Doyle Awards College Section


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