Amalfi Coast, acrylic, 2010
I have managed to secure a position in an exhibition in Naples next year. As a celebration of this, fellow artist, Leigh Gordon and myself will exhibit at Rabottinin’s, 109 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough from the 24th Nov to the 23rd December with an opening on the Sunday 28th Novemebr at 4pm. See more Italy paintings here.
Monets waterlily paintings that go the whole way around a circular room in the Orangerie,Paris
I have just been to Europe for 4 weeks holiday and to get inspired . I visited a number of big Galleries including the National Gallery in London, the Orangerie, Lourve and Pompedui Centre in Paris .I also saw a number of smaller galleries with self-representing artists in Cortona and Amalfi and other places . I was told about another artist in Siena whose art is amazing and very clever. In the end the art that inspired me the most was the abstract works I saw hanging in the hallway of a hotel and also some abstracts in the Pompedui. I came home wanting to paint more abstracts.
‘Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island’, acrylic 2010, 120x60cm
The story to this painting which is a part of the exhibition began on a day trip to Stradbroke Island earlier this year. A group of us went by bus to the island and stopped at Point Lookout. We walked down to the little cove and spent much of the day enjoying the water and the walks around the point nearby. My son was skim boarding and my daughter floating with her friends on a surf board in the aqua waters. As we relaxed in the beauty of the place I sketched the cliff looking up to the lifesaving club . There was a pandanus clinging to the side of the cliff and beautiful deep shadows cast on the cliffs side.
Artists Afloat exhibition at Bribies Matthew Flinders Gallery opened on the 12th June and runs until the 26th June.
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‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, acrylic 60x60cm
It was a great exhibition at the Graydon Gallery last week with a wonderful opening and lots of sales. The other artists involved were Deborah Johnson-Booker, Kim Mancini, Phil Tamblyn, Peta Mitchell and Grant Martin, plus we also had some wonderful jewellery by Anne Zafer. This painting of mine was one of the paintings sold at the exhibiton. Click for more Italy paintings .
Line between Heaven and Earth lll, acrylic and enamel
One of my painting from my Washing Line series is a part of the ‘Joy of Living’ exhibition at Waterfont Place in Brisbane at the moment .This exhbition runs until the 21st May and is in aid of Cerebral Palsy. Check it out .There are 250 works of art. This painting is of my own washing line with our jacaranda tree in the background.
My second washing line painting, titled “The Line between Heaven and Earth ll”, sold at the ‘iAM’ Exhibition at West End in Brisbane last weekend .This event was fundraising for the Womans Legal Services. There were many other artworks sold and the event was a wonderful success. It has made me want to paint more in this style and subject matter.
Line Between Heaven and Earth II
'Seashells by the Seashore'
I am involved with a group of artists called ‘Artists Afloat’ who exhibit together. Our next exhibition opens on the 6th September ’09 and goes until the 16th September at ‘Sails’ on Suttons beach. This is one of the works from this exhibition. It began as an abstract sketch which evolved into shells and a woman’s face.I then glazed over the painting with lots of colour and added some texture by stencilling doileys. Dissatisfied, I began painting a beach scene over the top of it. After painting the top 6 inches or so I was surprised when the painting suddenly resolved itself with the shells becoming the foreground beachscape. You may notice part of the womans face is still visible in the sand.