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So much has been happening! (including a computer crash, where I lost everything from the beginning of 2014...oh joy!) This will be a big issue, but with lots of images to tempt. I hope you enjoy reading and looking!
The BIG NEWS
is that Will you join in the Cosmic Dance?
was selected by three judges to win the $17500 acquisitive KENILWORTH PAINTING PRIZE 2014
. Such a lovely surprise...and the funds will come in handy too!
Will you join in the Cosmic Dance?
acrylic and crayon on canvas
Another Way was the winner of the CONTEMPORARY section at the KENILWORTH ART FESTIVAL.
ax and crayon on panel
I entered the nationally acclaimed $20,000 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award for the first time this year and was thrilled to be selected a FINALIST with my 3 Dimensional drawing/artist book, Memoirs of a Lost Landscape. The exhibition will be touring to 8 galleries during 2015/2016.
Memoirs of a Lost Landscape,
charcoal, ink and wax
Also selected as a FINALIST in the Flying Arts Regional Art Awards was my wax and mixed media piece I Thirst, I Forget. The finalists will be travelling to approx 6 regional galleries throughout 2015.
I Thirst, I Forget, wax and mixed media on panel
Other winners, at GYMPIE GOLD RUSH ART COMPETITION were Memoirs of a Lost Landscape 2 (works on paper) and Songs of the Night (oils/acrylics).
Songs of the Night
In the Studio
acrylic on canvas
Moi, with Memoirs of a Lost Landscape 2
There's been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing from here so not a lot of consistent work going on. And we all know that we need good stretches of time and focus to build up momentum. I've managed to find a few days here and there to make a few marks and slap on a bit of paint...but there's one painting that remains stagnant.... a large acrylic and crayon on canvas.... what to do?? Not sure yet.
Here's a few oils, wax and mixed media pieces in progress. New colours emerging ...
I was fortunate to be given RADF funding
to be a student myself! We travelled to Grafton in October to attend the 2014 JADA DRAWING SYMPOSIUM 'Drawing the Future'.
A fantastic two days discussing contemporary drawing with artists whose practice explores innovative and exciting approaches to mark-making. Right up my alley! I really enjoyed the PERFORMANCE DRAWING.
Here's a few shots of my recent MAKE YOUR MARK WAX WORKSHOPS ... at Gympie Regional Gallery, and Coolum Beach.
student works, wax and charcoal on paper
student works, oils, wax and mixed media on panel
I am planning on developing these INTRODUCTORY MAKE YOUR MARK WAX WORKSHOPS further next year, from THE EDGE STUDIO (ie home studio at Chatsworth), so keep a look out in future newsletters for dates etc.
Some images from my August/September exhibition wax and wabi sabi
at Gympie Regional Gallery.
My paintings helped to provide a pleasant ambience at Eudlo Hall in October.
It's not all about me ...
Year 2D, ONE MILE STATE SCHOOL
created a gorgeous artwork, The Artists' Garden
and LILLY HELLMUTH won a prize at Gympie Gold Rush Art Competition with her painting on canvas.
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"