Sojourns opens on Thursday January 21 at M16 Artspace in Griffith, Canberra. Elizabeth Charles, artist and former senior head teacher of arts and media at TAFE Illawarra will do us the honour of opening our show. The exhibition will continue to Sunday February 7 and is open Wed – Sun, 12 – 5.
My studio is open this coming weekend, 10am – 5pm Novemebr 14 & 15, for all to visit as part of the Southern Highlands Studio Art Trail. You can see more information about the Southern Highlands Arts Festival at http://www.shaf.com.au. Last weekend brought many visitors and it was terrific to meet a lot of new locals.
I am happy to skite about the image on the cover as it is an acrylic painting by me titled Blue and Yellow Still Life. It measures 61 x 61cm and can be seen at my studio during the Art Trail.
It was painted as part of a series where I have made many works using the same three objects: the same saucepan, the same bowl and a lemon. They are like family. They are animated and celebrate a certain intimacy. Another from this series is currently a finalist in the Emsla Eutick Still Life Prize at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. Titled Ode to a Lemon it is an oil painting measuring 91 x 183cm.
Come and visit my studio and enjoy the ambiance that Mt Gibralter offers. I have a lot of paintings, drawings and prints that I would love to part with as my capacity to store work is challenged and my storage areas are overflowing!
I have attached a catalogue of most of the works, some of which have already been sold. There are also many unframed life drawings and prints.